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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.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.