If you are anything like me, then you are looking for every single image, video and bits of info you can on T-Mobiles Samsung Galaxy S II. We have brought you some mundane images of the boot screen and various other tiny looks at the device that was rather elusive for some time. We have learned that the SGSII variant would be sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 chip at 1.5GHz and not the Exynos 1.2GHz chip. We also recently learned that the SGSII will also be sporting NFC support and include some handy screen capture software for the average user to use. We all sat patiently by, waiting for the last of the 3 carriers that were to launch the device to finally announce when it was coming. Now we know that October 12th is the day that we have all marked on our calendars. I am sure many of you have requested the day off from work or plan to call in to swing by the store first. I know I am. Sorry Simon!
Thanks to some great work by Engadget, they have finally gotten their hands on this device for a little while and were able to take a great series of photos and even a short video of the device. Â One of my initial concerns was the chip swap. T-Mobile swapped out the Exynos so they could offer their customers max speed on their 4G network. What good is a wicked device that can’t have wicked data speeds? Judging from the video and the hands on look, the swap had no impact on actual device performance. I am also liking the soft gray appearance of the battery cover. It looks less plasticky and slippery. The camera housing looks nice as well, offering a rectangle enclosure instead of an oval enclosure. I think it makes it look a bit cleaner.
With out further ado, take a look through a small selection of photos in the gallery below and then check out the video of this beast in action.
Now go grab a rag and wipe that drool from the corner of your mouth. How many of you guys are ready to kick in the doors at your local T-Mobile store to pick this device up?