NFC Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE & Samsung Galaxy S II LTE announced
Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 26th, 2011 at 3:29 PM Filed Under Latest News
NFC Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE & Samsung Galaxy S II LTE announced for Korean market
Samsung isn’t finished putting out NFC Samsung Galaxy S II handsets yet, and today it announced the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE and Samsung Galaxy S II LTE for its native Korean market. So we will finally see the Samsung Galaxy S II surf the LTE waves in Korea at least. Okay, on with the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE and Samsung Galaxy S II LTE details.
Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE NFC phone
So you want all the gory details? Good, let’s start with the star of the show – the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE. Not content with the paltry 4.5-inch display found on the T-Mobile version of the superphone, Samsung decided the Super AMOLED HD display needed a little je ne sais quoi and slapped on a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD screen that puts out gorgeous images and video at 316 ppi, or 1280 x 720 for all you lateral thinkers.
The Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE NFC phone also features the trusty 1.5GHz dual-core processor found in some US versions and comes loaded with 16GB of internal storage. Keeping to the GS2 mantra it houses the same 8-megapixel shooter that will shoot 1080p HD video. Scooting along on Android 2.3, or Gingerbread as its called in the trenches, the phone obviously also supports near field communication through its built in NFC chipset.
Samsung Galaxy S II LTE NFC phone
If you are thinking that Samsung needs a little better naming convention that differentiates the myriad of models of SG2s it produces, we hear you. However, the second choice for Korean consumers will be the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, which is also an NFC phone. This little beast is likely to be less expensive than its HD brethren, and for that price cut you are giving up that 4.65-inch display. It isn’t all that bad though – you still get to enjoy the WVGA super AMOLED plus 4.5-inch screen found on T-Mobile’s version of the phone, and also still get all the other attributed specifications of the HD big brother phone. The Samsung Galaxy S II LTE may not have the HD display, but for many it is still one of the most advanced phones on the market.
What has us intrigued though is Samsung mentioning “Haptic AMOLED” strategy in its release. This has us wondering whether the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE or Samsung Galaxy S II LTE have haptic technology built in. Haptic technology is where sensations are fed back to the user via the screen that communicates textures and surfaces. It could also mean that they will be the next iteration of the phones, but we want to know when Samsung plans to out the Samsung Galaxy S III and will that come rocking NFC and haptic controls. No word on pricing or whether these phones will make it Stateside or into Europe. For now, at least LTE has come in the form of the NFC enabled Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE and the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE.