Our neighbors to the north just got a one-two punch of wireless awesome delivered courtesy of Rogers
. The operator announced today that its variant of Samsung's heavily lusted after Galaxy S II
will be launching with baked-in LTE functionality
on its nascent 4G network. Most of the handset's specs have remained the same, aside from a newly beefed-up
dual-core processor, NFC functionality and Hercules-sized
4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. If you're proud to call yourself Canadian and "download speeds of up to 100Mbps" get your blood pumping, then expect to snag Sammy's beast phone when it goes on sale before Autumn's end.
: Interestingly, the Rogers site lists the Galaxy S II LTE as featuring a 1.2GHz CPU instead of the 1.5GHz
slice of silicon that was announced only days ago. It may be a typo, or the Canadian carrier may have its version underclocked for a longer battery life. We've reached out for clarification and will update when we hear back.
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