Samsung Tomorrow, Samsung Electronics' Official Global Blog has announced the LTE Versions of Samsung Galaxy S II and also the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9" Android Tablet. Here's what JK Shin, the President and Head of Mobile Communication Business has to say:
"With the introduction of GALAXY S II LTE and GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE, we will take the capabilities of these devices to a whole new level. LTE redefines the user experience made possible by these devices and opens entirely new possibilities in terms of content viewing, sharing, quality and connectivity”
“This is a milestone in our commitment to lead the charge in 4G mobile telephony around the world, both in terms of back-end network solutions for service providers and the development of powerful consumer handsets ,”
-JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business
In a nutshell, you will be getting screamingly fast 4G network speeds as long as your network supports it on your Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone and also Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Android Tablet. For the Galaxy S II LTE Version, there's two major changes in the specifications.
Firstly is the bump on the screen size from 4.3" to 4.5" - making it a tad larger in real-estate screen space than usual and also the bump in the dual-core processor's speed from 1.2 Ghz to 1.5 Ghz. Other than that, everything else is pretty much the same including it's 8MP Rear shooter and such.
On the other hand we have the Galaxy Tab 8.9 inch which is just like the name implies, has an 8.9 inch screen and measures at 8.6mm only and weighs at a low 470g. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is also equipped with LTE capabilities but no word on the specs yet and whether it'll receive the same 1.5 Ghz Dual-Core Processor as the Galaxy S II LTE Edition. No word on the release date and pricing either, so watch this space. We'll let you know when we know more.