AT&T Announces First 4G LTE Smartphones: Galaxy S II Skyrocket, HTC Vivid
Those smartphones are the HTC Vivid and (look away if you just bought AT&T’s HSPA+ Galaxy S II) the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket which will take over as AT&T’s flagship Android handset.
Let’s start with the HTC Vivid which is a pretty solid device in its own right.
The HTC Vivid (aka HTC Holiday) is going to come with a 4.5-inch qHD display which means it has a screen resolution of 540×960. It also packs a 1.2 GHz processor, 16GB of on-board storage, and an 8MP rear camera that is capable of shooting 1080p video.
It will check in for $199 on a new two-year contract at AT&T.
Now, let’s get to the best part of this announcement.
The Galaxy S II Skyrocket is going to be a Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread device that features a massive 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 480×800 resolution along with a 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and 16GB of on-board storage.
It’s going to be a little more expensive than the HTC Vivid and will be priced at $250 on a new contract.
So again, if you were thinking about getting a HSPA+ Galaxy S II with AT&T, wait.
If you already bought one, see what you can do about upgrading.