With just a few days left until IFA 2011 kicks-off, Samsung has unveiled the LTE version of its popular Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone
Aside LTE support, the new Samsung Galaxy S II LTE comes with several improvements that turns it into a flagship device, at least until the Korean handset manufacturer reveals something better.
The LTE variant of the Galaxy S II comes with a slightly larger 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen display and an improved 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
In addition, the device drains its energy from a high capacity 1850 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is another upgrade as the standard version only is delivered with a 1650 mAh battery.
“This is a milestone in our commitment to lead the charge in 4G mobile telephony around the world, both in terms of back-end network solutions for service providers and the development of powerful consumer handsets
,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.
The phone is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and comes bundled with a number of enterprise solutions aimed at increasing productivity.
The Galaxy S II LTE also comes pre-loaded with Social, Game and Music hubs that offer a rich content experience, while the Readers Hub will be available for download after launch.
According to Samsung, the smartphone can also be connected to up to eight devices via Wi-Fi, allowing for a quick and seamlessly synchronization with laptops, tablets and other smartphones.
It also boasts an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus and full HD video recording capabilities (1080p), as well as secondary front facing camera for video calls.
No word on the phone's price options or release date, but the phone will be showcased this week at IFA 2011, in Berlin.
On related news, Samsung also introduced the Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE, which is expected to make its appearance at this year's IFA trade fair, as well.