Galaxy S II has Quad-Band 3G, But Will Everyone Get Dual-Core?

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The Galaxy S II is the successor to a phone that sold over 10 million units around the world. It’s going to ship with a Samsung CPU (dual core, but perhaps not in all cases), 1GB of RAM, and the next generation of Super AMOLED panel technology, with availability likely for April.

While the phone is going to Europe first, there’s a bit of a surprise on Samsung’s website for the Galaxy S II: the phone supports quadband UMTS (that’s 850/900/1900/2100) which will allow it to work on AT&T’s 3G network thanks to the 850/1900 bands. This means that those willing to spend an exorbitant amount to import the unlocked phone will be able to get Samsung’s flagship working in the US.

Another bit to note: according to the website here, it’s possible that not everyone will get a Galaxy S II with two CPU cores. There’s a star next to the mention of the dual core CPU, which points to a statement: “May not be applicable in some regions.” We’ll have to reach out to Samsung to learn more about just what this means, but it’s possible that the Galaxy S II will be reconfigured (read: underpowered) to hit lower price points in certain markets.

Source: Samsung

Thanks: Hatem

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.