Update: Since there are a lot of upset AT&T customers out there, a caring tipster decided to drop a photo over at Android Central that suggests AT&T may be getting a keyboard-less version of the GSII as well. With that said, I will express my absolute skepticism about this. There is but a single picture, and we all know how easily photographs can be manipulated. So, before you get too excited, I urge you all to take this at face value until we get more proof.


Boy Genius Report landed some exclusive pictures of AT&T's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II, and it's going to be the crown jewel of QWERTY lovers across the country with its slide-out physical keyboard:


According to BGR, the GSII still retains a rather thin profile, despite the addition of the keyboard.

When word of this slider leaked out yesterday, it was unclear exactly what it was - but this new set of shots verifies that it is indeed the Galaxy S II:


BGR's tipster also took the liberty of performing some common benchmarks, which yielded some unmatched results.

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While there is no word on whether or not the rest of the innards of this monster phone have changed from the European variants, there is one thing for certain: the Galaxy S II is coming to the US, and it's coming soon. We're not entirely sure if it will carry the Galaxy S II moniker or take on a different name entirely (like the Galaxy S/Captivate), but hopefully we'll find out soon.