15
Jul
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The all-around awesome Galaxy S II has made debut all over the world to the tune of major success, but nary a peep (aside from the occasional rumor) has been heard about any versions of the phone bound for the US. Today, however, we have a new detail in the form of two blurry shots of the Sprint variant (dubbed the Within), and... well, let's just say anyone who's seen pictures of the GSII before knows what to expect, because not a lot is different here. Of what is shown, the most notable difference (aside from the Sprint branding) seems to be the shape of the camera.

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Left: a photo of our review unit. Right: the leaked photo of the Within.

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According to the tipster, this SGSII is already running Android 2.3.4. TIMN also speculates that the device could be launching within a matter of days or weeks. Let's hope so - I know a few of the AP team members (myself included) are holding out on a Sprint upgrade in favor of the SGSII.

[Source: This Is My Next]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • tehsusenoh

    Function. Function. Function. Function. Function. Function. Function. Function.

  • Coldman

    Hell. Yes. That's all I've got to say (also, announce it already, Sprint!).

  • KJarr

    I've been waiting, and hoping, and waiting some more. For the love of SGS2, give us a date Sprint!

  • jgp1

    Hope it comes out soon it looks good

  • Richard

    I hope to heck this is real and not some fake mock up. My only real concern is whether the Sprint variant will contain a wimax radio or not. I was afraid that they might leave it out in order to keep the really slim form factors, But who knows?

    • jgalan14

      It should even tho might be more bulky every flagship phone in sprint has it , even the EVO shift, the photon 4G is looking good too but idk

  • John

    Omg..... wtf is taking so long?

    I almost pulled the trigger and switched to iphone today. I want this phone and stay with sprint!

  • John A

    Great phone but can we really put our faith in samsung?

    • Brandon

      Look. I know you guys got screwed over with the Epic 4G. And I know it isn't fair that you guys have to wait so long for updates. But the point stands..

      Samsung updates faster than HTC does. The issue is that they don't make the roms for sprint. They release the source files and it's sprint's job to release the update with whatever bloatware they want to add.

      For evidence I present my Galaxy S running a Samsung firmware with the Android version 2.3.4 while HTC devices like the G2, Desire, Desire Z ect all are stuck on froyo at the moment.

      Don't blame Samsung, blame your carriers.

  • aj

    Damn. Awesome stuff. Wish I had an upgrade hangin around for this one!

  • IamBeast

    If this is true, I'm seriously going to rain hell down on Verizon Wireless. Droid Bionic? Come on. That is THE ONLY OTHER PHONE that can compete with the SGS II on Verizon...Every other carrier has at least another phone that can compete with the SGS II already out...T-mo with the Sensaton, Sprint with the Evo 3D. Idk much about AT&T since I couldn't care less, but come on. Every other fricken carrier has gotten at least ONE dual core phone already...

  • reddragon72

    The 4G logo is missing after the Sprint logo so this looks like a fake. There is no way that Sprint would release this phone without 4G. Take this with a grain of salt.

    • yaneditors1126

      that doesn't mean squat the evo and evo3d don't have a sprint logo with 4g attached.. so what are you getting at????

    • CrazyTechnoBoy

      Well, the Evo 3D doesn't have the 4G logo anywhere, so I don't think that this is fake.

  • Paul Atreides

    Definitely thicker than the international version. I'll stick with the EVO 3D, mainly because I'm not sure if I'm getting back into rooting. I want my device to have ICS, which I know with out a doubt HTC will serve it up.

    • Brandon

      Samsung updates faster than HTC does. The issue is that they don't make the roms for sprint. They release the source files and it's sprint's job to release the update with whatever bloatware they want to add.

      For evidence I present my Galaxy S running a Samsung firmware with the Android version 2.3.4 while HTC devices like the G2, Desire, Desire Z ect all are stuck on froyo at the moment.

      Don't blame Samsung, blame your carriers.

    • mrObvious

      did I miss a profile view of this guy? From the pictures I have seen, there can be no way to know how thick this phone is.

  • Elvis

    If verizon is 50the months behind on the gs2 like they are with everything else... well I'M OUTTA HERE!

  • jbonics

    What there's probably already a galaxy s 3 being released in a noodle shop near you

  • L boogie

    Don't know how long it will take before the Galaxy s2 IS coming to verizon but by then, the next wave of super phones would be preparing for launch..... Keep up the good work sprint

  • Elvis

    Any word on if it has 4g? Might be a clue to others

  • sonicxml

    well, based on the camera, it wouldn't fit this case (which is supposedly made for it as well as the function and the attain):http://www.amazon.com/TPU-Cases-Flexible-Samsung-Function-Packaging/dp/B00513HV62/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307970903&sr=8-1&tag=phandroid-20 . so which one is wrong?

  • bk w/ bloody sauce

    I've been waiting....for a phone like this.. to come into my life....yeah waiting!!

  • Joe

    I have a question for all you Sprint users: is this phone that much better than grabbing a Nexus S? I was convinced I'd get a Nexus just a few days ago, but now I read this and look up reviews for it and I'm not sure which way to go. Thoughts?

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Depends on what you want in a phone. The SGSII is built on much newer hardware and thus is much more powerful. The NS is Vanilla Android and gets updates directly from Google.

      • Joe

        That makes sense. Guess I'll have to do some soul-searching to see if I could ever forgive myself for giving up Vanilla Android for Touchwiz, hah.

  • Ricardo Sanchez

    I recently became a sprint costumer and decided to go with the evo 4g instead of the new released evo3d due to this rumor. Hopefully it will be out in the next 25 days because that's how long I have to exchange my phone if need be.

    Come on Sprint dont make me regret my decision, dont let me down and announce it already!!!

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