The WiMAX version of the Galaxy S II was launched in Japan in mid-January, but customers could only choose the black color variant.
However, starting on March 24, those who still wish to grab the smartphone will be able to get it in white as well.
The folks at SammyHub
have just learned that the ceramic white Galaxy S II WiMAX
will be available for purchase at KDDI this weekend.
There are no differences whatsoever between the two color versions, but customers may want to check the smartphone’s regional availability at the carrier’s site
Just like the black-themed variant, the ceramic white Samsung Galaxy S II WiMax will be shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board.
Still, the South Korean handset maker promised all Galaxy S II models will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of the year.
In fact, Samsung has already started to push the update for unlocked Galaxy S II devices, but carrier-bounded units, like KDDI’s Galaxy S II WiMAX, will get it later.
Unlike the original Galaxy S II, the WiMAX version comes with a slightly larger 4.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution and features Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
The smartphone also packs a more powerful processor in comparison with the original model, which features a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU. The WiMAX model, which will soon go live at KDDI
, is equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz.
Furthermore, Galaxy S II WiMAX boasts an 8-megapixel rear photo snapper on the back, which features LED flash, autofocus and full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as a secondary 2-megapixel camera for video calls.
It also comes with 16GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM, microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB), and NFC (Near Field Communications) support.