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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : AT&T To Receive LTE Samsung Galaxy S II Handset

AT&T has announced that it will receive the new LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, which is known as the Skyrocket and appears to be a rather strange mix of old and new technology.

The handset, which will be available to AT&T customers in the US, comes with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen but disappointingly with just a 800x480 pixel resolution, that represents a pixel density of only 207 ppi, a third less compared to the Apple iPhone 4.

In addition, the handset sports a dual core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard memory and what looks like the same camera subsystem as the Samsung Galaxy S II, it also comes with NFC capabilities as well.

The handset will be available to AT&T customers online and in stores from $250 with a two year contract. The smartphone as well as an even more advanced model was announced by Samsung last month.

That advanced model, called the Galaxy S II HD is the one which we're really looking forward to. It is similar to the Galaxy S II, only it comes with a much higher HD ready resolution, which brings its pixel density up to the same as the iPhone 4.