AT&T to Launch Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket S2 HD Along With More Android Smartphones

AT&T recently unveiled yet another version of its popular Skyrocket version of the Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone called Skyrocket HD.

This new S2 was announced by AT&T at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It will include a removable battery, 9.27-millimeter body and a 1280-by-720 pixel resolution Super AMOLED display.

Life the original Skyrocket, it will also be a 4G LTE device. “Planned for availability in the coming months, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD is an elegantly designed and highly functional 4G LTE smartphone that features a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, as well as a 1.5GHz dual-core processor for ultra-smooth game play and video playback,” wrote AT&T in the press release.

The new Skyrocket’s display will receive a significant upgrade that probably earned it the HD in its name. The current version’s screen is 800x480 pixels and the HD version will be 1280x720 making it have a true high-definition display.

Other new Android smartphones also announced by AT&T in the press release include the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony’s first 4G LTE handset, the Ericsson Xperia ion, Samsung Exhilarate, Pantech Element and the Pantech Burst.

The Samsung Galaxy Note represents the marriage between tablet and smartphone and has a 5.3-inch display at 1280x800 pixels. It also features the S Pen, that is described by AT&T as “the most advanced pen input technology, featuring an array of leading qualities including pressure sensitivity, preciseness, speed and more.”

Sony’s Xperia ion will also be quite impressive featuring a 4.6-inch display and a 12-megapixel camera giving it one of the highest megapixel amounts on a smartphone camera thus far. Other specs on it include Sony Exmor R for mobile and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor for fast browsing.