In a press release on behalf of Boost Mobile and Samsung Mobile today, it was announced that Boost's lineup is soon to be enhanced by the addition of the Galaxy SII 4G. The SII 4G, which initially debuted back in 2011, is just what you'd expect from a Galaxy SII variant: a 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 8MP camera (with a 2MP front-shooter), and 16GB internal storage. Unlike its older counterpart, however, Boost's SII 4G will be shipping with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.


While a bit dated, the SII 4G is still a powerful device, and its addition to Boost Mobile's lineup will be great for Boost customers who want a capable device "without the stress of a contract." From the PR:

“Together with Samsung we continue to launch compelling device options from entry level to 4G-enabled smartphones to meet the evolving needs of our customers,” said Andre Smith, vice president-Boost Mobile. “Launching the award-winning Samsung Galaxy S II 4G marks a defining moment for Boost’s customers craving a portable entertainment powerhouse on a no-contract unlimited plan that shrinks to as low as $40 a month.”

The release goes on to explain that this announcement marks the first time the SII 4G will be offered on a no-contract carrier in the US.

The Galaxy SII 4G for Boost will be available starting September 6th in white or black for $369.99 in Boost's "exclusive retail stores" and online, with wider availability coming later in the month. It's also worth noting the device will run on Sprint's 3G and WiMax 4G networks (yes WiMax). Oh, and Boost will be adding two other devices to their lineup alongside the SII – the Galaxy Rush and a feature phone called the Samsung Array.

For more information, just check out the full press release linked below.

Source: Sprint Newsroom

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  • Jeffrey Stimson

    It is the Epic 4G Touch, just on boost. We have been getting leaks and running them on the E4GT for a little while now.

  • Kenny O

    "While a bit dated, the SII 4G is still a powerful device" - IMO It's better to buy a dated flagship phone than some one budget or even mid range Android phones they are releasing.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    720p screen at least?

  • Scott

    The Epic 4G Touch is a badass phone though. Too bad it's tied to Sprint's crappy network.

    • Eludium Q36

      Disagree, been with Sprint 10+ yrs and the network on the east coast where I travel is fine. I pull 6-12Mbps Wimax in the DC region with my GS2 so who's gonna call that crappy, no one, that's who.

      • DanielM426

        That's wimax speed, not 3G. You just can't deny that Sprint 3G speeds are truly awful

  • Eludium Q36

    Wrong about being the first. Voyager Mobile had the GS2/E4GT first. In fact, we just bought one a few days ago for its unlimited talk/text/data on Wimax for $40/mon - no limitations/restrictions, so there's that.

  • DanielM426

    I hate how Virgin basically gets nothing out of this. Some garbage "galaxy" device and other crap phones. I was expecting at least the Galaxy Nexus