AS Exclusive: Sprint Source Confirms Late July Release for the Samsung Within (Galaxy S 2)

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Last week, I had reported that our Sprint contact confirmed, that the rumored Samsung Within was indeed coming to Sprint as their version of the Samsung Galaxy S 2.

Well today, AndroidSpin.com brings you even bigger news. You wont have to wait long to get your SGS2 fix; our source confirms that it will be released late July. We don’t have an exact date, or exact pricing, however, a rep hinted at $350 before a MIR. This is big news for Sprint users who are waiting for the big next device.

We will be sure to bring you more news as we get it.

About the Author

Bryce Walter
Converting from the iPhone in 2009, I picked up my 1st Android device which was the MyTouch 3G Original. Within 30 minutes I had it rooted, and knew I found a home. I am now a developer for the Samsung Vibrant and LG G2x. Also have built CWM for the SGS4G, G2X, and working on the SK4G.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kstagg Kevin Stagg

    Whoah! Wondering how this stacks up to the Motorola Photon 4G (aka Atrix) which will also be at Sprint by then as well. Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. I’m leaning on the GS2 though. Heard so many good things.

    • http://twitter.com/Krylon360 Bryce Walter

      Not sure, I’ll see if I can get some more info on the Photon for you.

    • Saspurs210812

      hey dont know if u have the info, but this phone should blow the doors off the photon.  Photon i believe will only have half a gig of ram, and is only a 1 gig dualcore. the within is gonna rock a full gig of ram, with a 1.2 gig dualcore. also the front camera is 2mp,  i also believe the photon is 4 in, the within should be 4.3, not to mention the color of that super amoled plus screen is gonna kill the photon, hell the evo 3d cant stand up to the within.  im super excited for this phone!! p.s. i work in the mobile dept at bestbuy. = )

      • http://profiles.google.com/jayq330 Jonathan Oquendo

        its 1 gig of ram & most likely will be a 1 ghz dual core but rumor is theyll try & compete with sgs2 & overclock to 1.2 ghz which would put it at the same benchmark scores or higher. either way its going to be a good phone. i just hope that the screen is better than the one on the atrix because if its not then im definitely going for sgs2!

    • http://profiles.google.com/jayq330 Jonathan Oquendo

      im wondering the same thing, but if the photon’s benchmarks are close enough or better it will help me lean towards the photon because of the qHD, but if the qHD’s screen quality is on par then im definitely getting the photon. im  pretty sure if samsung was thinking of the tegra2 then it must be close to there specs or maybe an overclocked tegra? 1.2 ghz instead of just 1 ghz…well i have the evo3D right now & its going back on the 23rd of july, so i really hope sgs2 & photon are both out.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kstagg Kevin Stagg

    Whoah! Wondering how this stacks up to the Motorola Photon 4G (aka Atrix) which will also be at Sprint by then as well. Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. I’m leaning on the GS2 though. Heard so many good things.

  • http://www.techhog.com Michael T. Blake

    Nice scoop! I’ll be sure to add you as the source!

    • http://twitter.com/Krylon360 Bryce Walter

      Thanks Mike :)

  • Anonymous

    Horrible horrible name.

    • http://twitter.com/Krylon360 Bryce Walter

      yes, it definitely has us thrown off as well, then again, all of the SGS2 US names are a bit odd….

  • gregba

    I wonder if the specs will be the same as the UK version?

  • http://twitter.com/anasqtiesh Anas Qtiesh

    US carries just love to mess with their Android phones. Why is it necessary to have a carrier specific version of an international phone. It only causes problems and update delays. If they think it gives them a competitive edge they can’t be more mistaken, it’s just a bad call and makes me avoid those devices entirely.

    Carriers should just provide the communication infrastructure and stop messing with our phones.

    • FreakyLocz14

      The international SGS2 is incompatible with Sprint’s CDMA network, though.

    • Anonymous

      US Carriers have many different networks (GSM, CDMA, TDMA, IDEN, PCS) so they all need phones that will work on their specific network.

      the best thing that could happen for US consumers is if all the carriers were on the same type of network as the rest of the world but like you said, they think they have an advantage by being on different networks but they don’t.

  • Trev186

    will this be the 32 GB or 16 GB model?

  • Anonymous

    Why is the US so late the the GS2 game?

    • http://profiles.google.com/kstagg Kevin Stagg

      Wondering if the Apple litigation had something to do with it?

      • http://twitter.com/leftcoastal sevenvt

        This is very similar timing as to the original release of the SGS.

  • somdave2005

    Can’t wait for this phone to come out. Hope the July release date is right!

  • Tom287

    Although the design is obviously set in stone already, I sincerely hope that Sprint did not request a change from the international design — it is just BEAUTIFUL!

    I always accidentally trigger the fourth “SEARCH” button on my Evo 4G and it drives me crazy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=693221484 Holly Kick

    350 $ … thats too high !!! also sorry this news does not seem to be right … sprint has not yet announced anything … looks like your sprint source is fake.

  • Anonymous

    is the Samsung Within going to have a slider???  please please tell me it is so !!!

  • Anonymous

    is the Samsung Within going to have a slider???  please please tell me it is so !!!

  • Anonymous

    Or if the Within isnt which of the newest , latest , greatest cell machines from Samsung going to have one, only interested in either Verizon or Sprint network??

  • Anonymous

    Or if the Within isnt which of the newest , latest , greatest cell machines from Samsung going to have one, only interested in either Verizon or Sprint network??

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