Samsung unveils the Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE
Set to debut at IFA, both devices have been upgraded to a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, but still maintain their thin design and light weight
Samsung has officially unveiled LTE versions of the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 8.9. Set to debut at IFA next week, both devices take it up a notch in terms of raw processing power and speed.
The Galaxy S II LTE is an upgrade on Sammy’s fastest-selling smartphone to date, sports a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1080p HD video recording, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. The device run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is very very fast.
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE is also getting the upgrade to 1.5GHz processor but maintains the original’s specs. Like the Wi-fi only Galaxy Tab 8.9, the LTE version will come with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, a dual-core processor, a 3-megapixel front-facing camera, and 1080p HD video playback.
Unfortunately, while I am sure people will speculate these devices are launching on Verizon, we U.S. customers probably won’t be seeing them anytime soon. Products announced at IFA typically hit Europe first, and then Asia.
Seeing as AT&T’s LTE network is still a bit off, I think it is much more likely we will see these devices hit their LTE network, possibly this coming winter. Verizon will probably be launcing a variant of the Galaxy S II, but not GS II LTE, PCWorld reports.
Pricing and release dates are still unknown, but we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out as these devices are set to debut very soon.
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