AT&T has just made available for purchase on its airwaves the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, and users can already find the device available for purchase at lower cost via various retailers on the United States.
At Amazon, for example, the new mobile phone is available for purchase for $164.99 (around 125 Euros) with the signing of a two-year contract agreement. Walmart has it available at the same cost when purchased with a monthly contract.
Contract free, the device is listed at $579.99 (about 440 Euros) at Walmart, and at $599.99 (approximately 455 Euros) at Amazon.
The handset that arrived on shelves at AT&T packs the same form factor as the original Galaxy S II, and features about the same internal circuitry.
The same as the original, the handset is powered by Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, and features Samsung's own UI on top of it.
“Offering a powerful, premium Android smartphone experience in a pocket-friendly design, the ultra-thin Samsung Galaxy S II 4G for AT&T gives you extreme multitasking abilities and the smoothest game play possible thanks to its powerful dual-core 1.2 GHz processor,” Amazon notes.
“Measuring a mere 8.89mm (0.35 inches) at its thinnest from front to back, the Galaxy S II easily it slips in and out of your pocket even with its huge 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus multi-touch display. It's perfect for immersing yourself in cinema-quality video and intense on-the-go gaming.”
AT&T's Galaxy S II smartphone comes to the market with an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, offering support for full HD video recording, complemented by a camera on the front, for video calling.
The handset also includes 16 GB of internal memory, complemented by a microSD memory card slot for expanding it by up to 32GB of additional storage space.
The Samsung Galaxy S II packs WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity options as well, along with built-in GPS receiver, HSPA+ capabilities, and the usual set of sensors.