Right on schedule, Samsung Mobile announced variants of the already-popular Samsung Galaxy S II destined for T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. As rumored, there was no word of a Verizon-bound variant at this point, but we now have official details on the devices headed to the other major carriers.

Left to right: AT&T SGS2, T-Mobile SGS2, Sprint SGS2 Epic 4G Touch (not to scale)

We've put together a small table based on what information Samsung has made available at this point, and our own Jason Inofuentes is on the ground in New York at the launch event getting a hands-on look. There's information out about Sprint and AT&T versions, but T-Mobile is being relatively light on detail about their SGS2 variant. It goes without saying, but all three versions are running Android 2.3.

USA Samsung Galaxy S II Variants
Carrier T-Mobile Sprint AT&T
Name Samsung Galaxy S II on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Samsung Galaxy S II
SoC Dual-Core Snapdragon 1.2 GHz (?) Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz
Network Support DC-HSPA+ (MDM8220?) WiMAX + CDMA2000 1x/EVDO HSPA+
GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
UMTS Tri-band (850/1900/2100MHz)
Display Size 4.52" SAMOLED+ WVGA 4.52" SAMOLED+ WVGA 4.3" SAMOLED+ WVGA
Size ? 2.7" x 5.1" x 0.38" ? x ? x 8.89 mm
Storage 16 GB Internal, up to 32 GB microSD
Cameras 8 MP Rear Facing w/LED,AF, 2 MP Front Facing, 1080p30 H.264 High Profile
WiFi/BT ? 802.11a/b/g/n, BT 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n, BT 3.0
Battery ? 1800 mAh 1650 mAh

All three of the variants get names which differ from the previously leaked codenames, though surprisingly enough T-Mobile and AT&T have gone with fairly sane ones this time. Sprint is the odd man out, continuing its Epic 4G branding which it with the original SGS variant. 

The T-Mobile SGS2 remains something of an enigma, and the carrier has released close to nothing about the device beyond simple specifications and the name, and notably no word of it carrying an Exynos SoC.  It remains very likely the device uses a dual-core snapdragon SoC and MDM8220 DC-HSPA+ (dual-carrier) baseband, which would make it T-Mobile's first HSDPA Cat. 24 (42 Mbps) smartphone.

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  • Johnmcl7 - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - link

    I found that worked intermittently on the version I had and it doesn't stop the problem of catching the return button accidentally.
  • Pessimism - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - link

    +1. You stole the words from my brain. The entire Galaxy line is a nightmare. Some very capable hardware but with ridiculous naming and submodels.
  • LostPassword - Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - link

    how does snapdragon compare to exynos?
    is hercules still going to have both t-mobile & at&t bands?
  • wgoldfarb - Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - link

    Did they announce prices and shipping dates? Not much of a launch event if all they said was "it's coming, but we still don't know when"... I heard Sprint announced a Sept 16 ship date with a contract price of $199. Any news from the other carriers?
  • sleepeeg3 - Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - link

  • sleepeeg3 - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - link

    Sprint is releasing Sept. 16 @ $200.

    No release date for AT&T, but they posted a press release 5 hours ago:
  • sleepeeg3 - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - link

    AT&T is allegedly releasing Sept. 18 (Sunday?)
  • bplewis24 - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - link

    The Sprint version is looking like the real winner here:

    LED Notification Light
  • Omega215D - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - link

    I look forward to reading your in depth review on these units. Also see if you can find out Verizon's supposedly "similar to the SGS II" phone because that's more of a mystery than the T-Mobile chip.
  • dfgddfdf - Thursday, September 1, 2011 - link

    Come go and see, will not regret it Oh look


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