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AT&T unveils the LTE Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, set for Nov. 6

October 31, 2011 | by Charles West

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AT&T today announced the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, dubbed the Skyrocket. This a device many thought may not make it to the states. The handset packs a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and AT&T 4G LTE speeds that make it faster for Web browsing along with access to your favorite apps.

Features on the Skyrocket are pretty bad ass, specs includes the following:

  • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED 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

If you give the specs the quick eye test then you’ll walk away impressed, but there’s no point to compare this phone to the upcoming Galaxy Nexus. Why, you ask? Well, the Galaxy Nexus has a pure Android experience with Ice Cream Sandwich (Google’s latest software update) out the box, not to mention a 4.65-inch 1280X720 HD Super AMOLED display.

That said, if I’m an owner of the Samsung Galaxy S II that came out almost a month ago, I’d be pissed. AT&T basically released the same phone with a bigger display and faster speeds (read our Galaxy S II review here). The original Galaxy II does carry more than adequate HPSA+ speeds along with NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities. The Skyrocket will go on sale November 6th and will be one of AT&T’s pricier models, $249.99 on a two-year contract.

Which Galaxy phone would you pick up?