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White Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket on sale December 4

December 1, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka

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Remember when I asked why aren’t there more fully-white Android phones released in the U.S.? AT&T and Samsung must have read it because they are releasing an all white version of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.

Samsung just sent us word that the snow-white Galaxy S II Skyrocket will go on sale this Sunday, December 4. The price will be the same as the standard device, which is $249.99 on a two-year agreement. (FYI: Don’t forget to check AT&T online to see if a $100 price cut is available in your area.) This version will also share the specs of the original Skyrocket released in November: 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 4G LTE support, Android 2.3.5, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 8 Megapixel camera, and 16 GB on internal memory.

Both phones are the same on the inside, so why should anyone care that it’s a different color? Vanity, obviously! If it’s the same color, how will people know that I upgraded?

Seriously, it’s just about providing something different. As I mentioned before, practically every phone released in America is black with silver or red accents, or black with a white rear. It always seemed strange to me that few companies ever took the extra step and made an all-white phone, which is something they often do in Europe and Asia. Samsung will deliver that feature stateside this Sunday for anyone who cares.