One of the most irritating things that a carrier can do is turn around and essentially rebuild a device they just launched and up the specs a little. That is exactly what AT&T is about to do to its customers. They were the second U.S. carrier to launch the Galaxy S II to its network earlier this month. It featured a 4.3-inch screen, 1.2Ghz dual-core chipset and all the other usual attributes that we all desired. Now less than a month after its launch, AT&T Announces the Galaxy S II Skyrocket.
Yes, same phone new name attached at the end of it. The newer model has been beefed up to be more like the other guys. The Skyrocket will have a 4.5-inch screen and a 1.5Ghz dual-core chipset. along with full LTE support that launches on Nov 6th.
Anyone regretting their recent purchase of the current Galaxy S II on AT&T? I know if I had just bought one I would be super upset. Hopefully you are still in your buyer’s remorse period and can get it swapped out.
Full press release below -
Samsung Galaxy S™ II Skyrocket™
Lightning fast reflexes powered by a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and AT&T 4G LTE speeds make the Galaxy S II Skyrocket faster for Web browsing and all your favorite apps. A SuperAMOLED Plus display spanning 4.5-inches is the brightest, most colorful screen on the market.
- 4.5-inch SuperAMOLED Plus display(800×480 pixels)
- Android Gingerbread (2.3.5)
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, with 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- 1080p HD video recording
- 16 GB of on-board memory, microSD expandable to an additional 32 GB
LTE Data Plans
Customers can choose from tiered data plans starting as low as $15 per month. Existing smartphone customers do not have to make changes to their data plan. All plans include access to AT&T’s national Wi-Fi network of more than 29,000 hotspots.
- DataPlus provides 200 megabytes (MB) of data for just $15 per month. An additional 200 MB of data usage is $15.
- DataPro provides 2 gigabytes (GB) of data for $25 per month. An additional 1 GB of data is $10. Customers who want to use their device as a mobile hotspot can sign up for DataPro 4GB for $45 a month, which lets you tether or share your data connection across multiple devices.
Customers can view all smartphone data plans at www.att.com/dataplans.
AT&T continues to expand its 4G LTE footprint. The four markets launching Nov. 6 join Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, which were launched in September. AT&T is the only U.S. carrier providing 4G service using both HSPA+ and LTE. HSPA+, when combined with enhanced backhaul, provides customers with 4G speeds, meaning customers get a faster and more consistent 4G experience, even when outside of an AT&T LTE area. Customers of other carriers that have transitioned to 4G LTE without further speed upgrades to their existing networks are likely to see a jarring drop-off in speeds when they move out of LTE coverage.