Telstra to launch Samsung Galaxy S II 4G

Available online today or from Telstra stores across Australia tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy S II 4G front view

Samsung Galaxy S II 4G front view

Telstra has today unveiled the second 4G smartphone on the Australian market, with the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G available online today and at Telstra stores from tomorrow.

Following the release of the HTC Velocity 4G — which promised data speeds of up to five times faster than its competitors — in January this year, the Galaxy S II 4G will be available on the $59 Freedom Connect plan following an included Mobile Repayment Option Bonus over 24 months.

It will be available for $5 per month, with $550 worth of calls and MMS, unlimited SMS, and 1.5GB of data within Australia. Telstra will also sell the S II 4G on its business plan or outright for $768 RRP.

The phone is capable of download speeds ranging from 2 megabits per second to 40Mbps and upload speeds from 1Mbps to 10Mbps within 4G coverage areas. However, it uses HSPA+ Dual Channel technology outside of 4G coverage areas with download speeds of 1.1Mbps to 20Mbps.

The Samsung Galaxy S II 4G features a 4.5-inch SuperAMOLED Plus screen with a resolution of 800x480-pixels, as well as a 1.5GHz dual core processor and built-in Near Field Communication chip.

It also has an 8 megapixel camera capable of 1080p Full HD video recording, 16GB of internal storage, a battery with capacity of 1850mAh, and HD Voice support.

Samsung Galaxy S II 4G specs

Size 69.9 × 130.9 × 10mm
Weight 132 grams
Network LTE: 1800/2600 MHz; UMTS: 850/2100 MHz; GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Display 4.5-inch WVGA(800x480) Super AMOLED Plus
Platform Android™ 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich in the future
Camera 8 megapixel rear (flash) / 2 megapixel on the front
Battery 1850 mAh
Added features 1.5GHz dual core processor, embedded 16GB memory, Bluetooth 3.0 HS, WiFi a/b/g/n

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