The wait for the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S2 on the T-Mobile network is set to take place very soon, as a T-Mobile associate confirmed to The Christian Post Tuesday afternoon that the device will be released by the carrier next week.
Thus far, reports have indicated only that the Galaxy S2 would be released in fall 2011 on the T-Mobile network, while other carriers, Sprint and AT&T gave specific dates, whether rumored or definitive.
However, a T-Mobile associate told The Christian Post on Tuesday that the Galaxy S2 will be released on its network sometime next week. However, the associate was unable to give a specific date for the release or a price for the smartphone.
The Sprint version of the Galaxy S2, the Epic 4G Touch, was released on September 16, to rave reviews.
When CP visited a Sprint store, the smartphone was in fact on display and on sale for $199 with a two-year contract.
The AT&T powered Galaxy S2 was scheduled to release on September 18, but the company decided to postpone its release for unknown reasons. According to the official AT&T website, the Galaxy S2 is now “coming soon.”
An AT&T customer service representative told CP that they have not been given any specifics on when the device would be released.
The Galaxy S2 runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and is accented by Samsung's TouchWiz UI touch screen capability.
Basic specs include a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Mali-400MP GPU Orion chipset on the Sprint and AT&T versions and a 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm APQ8060 processor on the T-Mobile versions.
The device is also expected to run Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
The Galaxy S2 also has Flash capability, a feature not included on any iPhone thus far.
The Galaxy S2 is expected to be direct competition for the iPhone 5, which is rumored, will be released between October 7 and some time in 2012.