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Samsung Galaxy S II U.S. press event finally announced for August 29

August 12, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka



Just after delivering TouchWiz UX to the Tab 10.1 and downgrading a rumor about its upcoming products, we’re finally seeing more signs that the Galaxy S II is heading to the United States soon.

A press invitation to an event in New York was just sent to our inbox. On the image, Samsung invites us to participate in a major announcement and the Roman numeral II is hiding in plain sight at the bottom. That pretty much confirms that we’ll finally get a chance to officially see the Samsung Galaxy S II in the United States.

Like the 2010 model of the Samsung Galaxy, Samsung is likely to offer four different variations of its flagship device that are exclusive to the four major U.S. carriers. Rather than deliver the GSM version in Europe and Japan that has been universally praised since February, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon will each get a different flavor that makes external changes.

The Galaxy S II sign-up page that debuted recently lets users reveal their carrier preference among the big four and Cellular South, Metro PCS, and US Cellular. Do not take that to mean that all these networks will offer the GS2, but they could also get a variant down the line.

Whatever the cause, expect to finally hear about and see the Galaxy S II lineup in the United States on August 29.