We all know and love the Samsung Galaxy S2 as the dual-core candybar shaped phone that is still missing from the US market. Other markets are way ahead and Samsung might even plan on selling a QWERTY variant of the Galaxy S2. After all, Android is about having a wide array of phones to choose from, so the idea doesn’t sound far-fetched. Some people still find it easier and faster to type on a physical keyboard, and gaming would have to benefit from that too.
A while ago the fine folks over at BGR received some inside info that AT&T was planning to release a QWERTY variant of the Samsung Galaxy S2, but the story turned out in a different manner. Read below for the full briefing.
As I said, BGR has procured some images that revealed a QWERTY variant of the Samsung Attain ( AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S2 ) was in the works. After more investigation, the phone you see in the picture above is not derived from the Samsung Attain, but a different series that will most likely launch after the Samsung Attain hits shelves.
Latest unofficial info suggests that the US Samsung Galaxy S2 release date is scheduled for sometime during August, so we won’t have to wait too long to see who is this mysterious QWERTY phone that will probably follow soon enough.
The SGH-i927 model number was believed to be Samsung’s internal code number for the Galaxy S2 before it was released, so the hardware is pretty similar if they tested the phone with the same software. Whatever it will be called, it scored 3056 in the Quadrant benchmark, so we are definitely talking about a QWERTY powerhouse.
The strange thing here is the Kernel version, because the 188.8.131.52 number is from the Honeycomb family, instead of a Gingerbread kernel. These are all the details we have, but we will surely keep an eye on any rumors regarding its price, release date or even name. Until then, you should start deciding if the Samsung Attain is good enough or a similar Samsung QWERTY phone would make your day.
Thank you BGR for the news on the future At&t Samsung QWERTY phone.