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Samsung Galaxy S2 Release Date: LTE Version Coming to AT&T Nov. 6

AT&T has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S2 will be one of its first 4G LTE powered smartphones.

According to an AT&T statement, the LTE version of the Galaxy S2 will release on Nov. 6 under the variant name Skyrocket, along with the LTE version of the HTC Vivid.

A recent leak of a Federal Communications Commission document revealed that LTE versions of the Galaxy S2 could soon be available in the U.S.

The leak detailed that the specs of the U.S. Galaxy S2 LTE would include a 4.5-inch display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5, Gingerbread, 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD recording, 2-megapixel front facing shooter, 16 GB of built-in storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.

AT&T's statement has confirmed these specs.

The leak also suggested that the U.S. Galaxy S2 LTE would also be compatible with LTE, HSPA + and CDMA networks.

AT&T's statement has confirmed the smartphone's compatibility with LTE and HSPA + networks but not the CDMA network; AT&T is a known GSM network.

The Galaxy S2 Skyrocket LTE will sell for $249.99 with a two-year contract plus data plan.

AT&T's data plans include DataPlus that provides 200 megabytes (MB) of data for $15 per month and DataPro that provides 2 gigabytes (GB) of data for $25 per month.

The HTC Vivid will sell for $199.99 with a two-year contract.

Its specs include a 4.5-inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, an enhanced 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording and 16 GB of built-in storage.

The phones will be available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio where AT&T's LTE network is currently available.

AT&T announced its LTE network would debut in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Athens and Boston on Nov. 6.

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