Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket – Takes Off

Samsung Galaxy S II , the top notch smartphone released has gone through a lot a variants. And now we have the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket all set...

Samsung Galaxy S II , the top notch smartphone released has gone through a lot a variants. And now we have the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket all set on the launch pad.HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket ( phew!! That’s a mouthful) were announced together but Samsung Skyrocket is the first to be LTE enabled in AT&T’s new LTE lineup. The smartphone will probably be available only in U.S . Samsung Galaxy S II lineup, as LTE was the only connectivity flavor missing in the lineup so far.

If you find the device looks somewhat familiar, there is a good reason for it.The Samsung Skyrocket is an exact replica of the T Mobile Galaxy S II , at least appearance wise. The handset has the same size and uses the same hardware, except for two major differences. First, the Skyrocket does not have NFC connectivity out of the box, even though it is capable of it. The second is much easier to notice – it has rocket speed – the LTE.While the Galaxy S II purists might scoff at the presence of the Qualcomm-made CPU on board (the Exynos is still the fastest dual-core silicon we have seen), we must point out that it is the reason why the smartphone is capable of working on 4G networks. As always, you will find the rest of the Skyrocket’s key features below.

Samsung Skyrocket – Key Features

  • 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 HSUPA support
  • LTE network connectivity
  • 4.52″ 16M-color Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution
  • Android OS v2.3.5 with TouchWiz 4 launcher
  • 1.5 GHz Scorpion dual-core CPU, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 chipset, 1GB of RAM
  • 8 MP wide-angle lens autofocus camera with LED flash, face, smile and blink detection
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30fps
  • Hot swappable SIM and microSD cards
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity; Digital compass
  • 16GB internal storage, microSD slot
  • Charging MHL microUSB port and TV-out (1080p) support
  • Stereo Bluetooth v3.0
  • Great audio quality
  • Slim waistline at only 9.5mm and low weight (130g)
  • 2MP secondary video-call camera
  • Full Flash support and GPU-acceleration for the web browser permit 1080p flash video playback
  • Document editor
  • File manager comes preinstalled
  • The richest video format support we have seen

Samsung Skyrocket Cons

  • No dedicated camera key
  • No NFC support out of the box (a future update should address this issue)
  • WVGA screen resolution is not on par with the rest of the competition in this class

So it’s here the ultimate smartphone Samsung Galaxy S II made much much faster by the LTE network. I dont think the world of smartphones could get any better (For the Americans atleast)

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