White Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket to Launch December 4 Under AT&T

AT&T finally announced the official release date for the long rumored white variant of the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket.

The carrier said Dec. 4 is the official launch date for the new version of one of AT&T’s first 4G LTE smartphones.

Besides the color shift, both the black and white versions will probably be identical in size and shape.

AT&T released its first two LTE smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid, earlier this month.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket is similar to the previous version of the smartphone released on AT&T in the beginning of October with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display.

It runs on Gingerbread operating system and matches T-Mobile’s version with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor along with an 8-megapixel camera capable of filming 1080p HD video.

It also includes a 2-megapixel front-facing camera with 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot.

The Skyrocket is expected to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich OS sometime in 2012.

The HTC Vivid is also quite impressive with a 4.5-inch qHD display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel-f2.2 28 mm wide-angle camera. It will also be capable of filming in 1080p full HD and will include 16 GB of internal storage.

Other carriers, such as Verizon and Sprint, have devices of the same caliber running on 4G LTE speeds for a while now.

AT&T is playing catch-up, and it promises to be capable of upload and download speeds roughly 10 times quicker than current 3G networks.

AT&T’s LTE network went live in Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Athens Nov. 6.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket retails at $149.99 with a two-year agreement, and the HTC Vivid is priced at $99.99 under the same terms.