Why The T-Mobile Galaxy S II Didn’t Get A Release Date

Yesterday was launch day for the Samsung Galaxy S II in the United States. We got some hands-on time with both Samsung Galaxy S II models from AT&T and Sprint and we saw the announcement of T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II device. And while Samsung may have got the branding right for these new handsets, it certainly failed to show off its T-Mobile device at the event.

You see, the T-Mobile Galaxy S II was hidden behind glass. In addition to that little mystery, T-Mobile sent out a press release that was lacking in the detail department. Unlike the Sprint and AT&T models which both saw their full specs unveiled and their release dates marked on the calender, the T-Mobile device saw neither.

Instead, we were left with a fall release window and a couple of specifications including a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus Display and a dual-core processor. This frustrated quite a few of you I’m sure. No release date, no spec list, no hands-on treatment.

T-Mobile Galaxy S II

However, this is not a bad thing at all folks. Not in the slightest.


You see, as TMoNews cleverly points out, while Samsung confirmed that the T-Mobile device would have a dual-core processor, it didn’t specify which processor it would have. Both the AT&T and Sprint variants are powered by the Samsung Exynos 4210 processor and contain a Intel XMM6260 modem. That modem only allows the AT&T version to reach speeds up to 21Mpbs on its HSPA+ network.

If you recall, T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II Hercules, the device we saw unveiled yesterday, is rumored to be a device capable or running on T-Mobile’s 42Mpbs HSPA+ network. And to reach those speeds, it would need different hardware and speculation rests on Qualcomm equipment being the lucky winner.

A Qualcomm MDM8220 modem paired with a Snapdragon processor would allow the T-Mobile Galaxy S II to function on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network and give it an edge on the competition.

So, don’t fret ladies and gentlemen. The T-Mobile device will come and when it does, it will be powered by the fastest HSPA+ 4G network in the land.


  1. Anonymous says

    i cant believe this,me and my friend just got two i-phones for $43.78 each and a $25 gift card for $4the stores want to keep this a secret and they dont tell you go here GrаbPenny.cоm

  2. Pjyango says

    Tmobile is not getting the galaxy s2 tmobile is getting the nexus prime and it will be vanilla yumm…!!!

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