US Samsung Galaxy S II Android invasion begins [Competition]

Phil from Android Central went and got his geeky little hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S II phones set to hit US carriers soon -- and come this fall go up against iPhone 5. And... they're big. Up to 4.52-inches of big. So big I'm wondering why Samsung didn't just simplify their branding and call them Galaxy Tab 4.5. (Maybe because Spring Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch just rolls off the tongue so much more easily?)

They're super-powerful, with a new Samsung Exynos 1.2GHz dual core processor, super-shiny with Super AMOLED Plus displays, and super thinner than thin, thin. And yes, they've got the iOS-inspired TouchWiz UI on top of Gingerbread, so Apple's lawyers won't be going hungry any time soon.

  • Spring Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch hands-n
  • AT&T Galaxy S II hands-on
  • T-Mobile Galaxy S II hands-on

Verizon might be getting an LTE Galaxy S II variant at some point as well.

Check out the video up top, and the rest of the coverage via the links above, and then come back and let me know -- anyone think Samsung has a shot at outselling iPhone 5 this holiday quarter?

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.