29
Jul
Samsung-Galaxy-S2

Normally, we don't post FCC filings, but this one caught our attention. It appears that a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II with NFC just hit the FCC sporting AT&T radios. But wait, this is where it starts to get interesting. Back in March, another variant with AT&T bands hit the FCC. Curious, yes?

The rabbit hole gets deeper: earlier this week, we saw photos of a version of the GSII sporting a keyboard that is rumored to be heading to AT&T, yet today's filing shows identical dimensions to the European variant of the GSII, suggesting that there is no keyboard. Of course, shortly after seeing those leaked pictures, we did hear a rumor that AT&T may end up with two versions of the GSII: one with a physical keyboard, one without. Still, though -- this doesn't explain today's filing. Why two filings? Surely AT&T will not have three versions of the GSII; that type of redundancy would be beyond absurd.

Of course, there is always the chance that one of the filings is for a Bell, Rogers, or Telus variant, since they share the same bands as AT&T in the first place. I guess we'll just have to wait and find out.

[Engadget]

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  • ddp

    Will it be in white??? I have a female friend dying to get her hands on the white one...

    • Tonedabone

      lol that has "joke" writen all over it!

      • Jon Garrett

        "lol that has "joke" writen all over it!"

        +1

  • Elvis

    1.4ghz model maybe? :o

  • http://www.podoco.net zach

    GS2 with a keyboard will destroy the D3 :/

    • Elvis

      +1 to that :o hehehe

  • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

    The first model in March was just the international model with tweaked software. That model is headed to Bell Canada. AT&T probably plans on launching two Galaxy S II variants, like Verizon did with the Galaxy S.

  • Ed

    This US carrier driven fragmentation of Android phones is hurting the Android world. Manufacturer's resources are being stretched thin to support the multitude of carrier specific devices that even the rest of us using unbranded models are having to suffer the resultant infrequent software updates.

  • Ed

    This US carrier driven fragmentation of Android phones is hurting the Android world.

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