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In Pictures: Meet the Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung's Galaxy S II is finally arriving in the United States. Here's a look at the AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile versions of the Android phone.

Finally Here

Samsung has unveiled the U.S. versions of its Samsung Galaxy S II Android smartphone, which has been available in other parts of the world for months. The superphone will arrive in various flavors, coming to Sprint as the Epic 4G Touch, and retaining its original name for AT&T and T-Mobile. The three versions will have slight variations; here's a rundown of the differences.

Epic 4G Touch for Sprint

Sprint's version of the Galaxy S II has a 4G WiMax radio, and will be available starting September 16 for $199 with a two-year contract.

Go hands-on with the Epic 4G Touch

Epic 4G Touch for Sprint

The slender Epic 4G Touch has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display, as well as dual cameras: a 2-megapixel one on the front and an 8-megapixel camera at the rear.

Epic 4G Touch for Sprint

The phone runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and has 16GB of on-board memory. An HDTV adapter and dock for playing back HD videos on a TV will be sold separately.

Epic 4G Touch for Sprint

All three versions of the phone run Android 2.3 with Samsung's TouchWiz UI, and will come preloaded with the Media Hub service for accessing movies and TV shows.

Epic 4G Touch for Sprint

Here's a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch compared with an HTC Sensation 4G (top).

Samsung Galaxy S II

AT&T didn't say when its version of the Galaxy S II would come out, other than releasing a teaser for "the coming weeks." It didn't specify the price, either.

Go hands-on with the AT&T Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II

AT&T's Galaxy S II has a smaller, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, but it's also thinner than Sprint's version (8.89 millimeters versus 9.65 millimeters; pictured compared with an HTC Sensation 4G). T-Mobile didn't say how thin its version is.

Samsung Galaxy S II

The AT&T and Sprint Galaxy S II versions use Samsung's own dual-core processor called Exynos, which is optimized for performance on the devices. Some international models use Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset.

Samsung Galaxy S II

Here's a Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T head to head with an HTC Sensation 4G.

Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile

T-Mobile kept its Galaxy S II variant in a glass box, and skimped on the specifications, availability information, and pricing.

Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile

The T-Mobile Galaxy S II sports the same Super AMOLED Plus 4.5-inch display as the Sprint variant, but it has a slightly curvier design. The same 8- and 2-megapixel rear and front cameras are available, too.

Recap

Bite-size take-away: The Galaxy S II will arrive on Sprint with 4G WiMax on September 16 for $200; AT&T and T-Mobile have yet to divulge a release date or pricing. The Sprint and T-Mobile versions have 4.5-inch screens, while AT&T's is slimmer with a 4.3-inch display. All of the phones come with 16GB of storage, a dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel HD rear camera, and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera.