T-Mobile is due to release its version of the Samsung Galaxy S2 next week. Recently it has been learned that they will offer a different processor than the standard. Sprint has already released their version, the Epic Touch last week while AT&T announced they will release theirs on October 2nd. Sprint (NYSE:S) and AT&T’s (NYSE:T) versions have a Exynos dual core processor. The T-Mobile smartphone will have a processor by Qualcomm that will be able to utilize T-Mobiles 42Mbps connectivity. This is twice as fast as the Exynos which connects at 21Mbps.
T-Mobile will distinguish its Galaxy S2 by this processor change. The price is not yet known.
Sprint is carrying it’s version for $199 on contract. Sprint made changes to the standard Galaxy S2. They enlarged the touch screen to 4.5 inches and upgraded the battery to 8.7h. They also upgraded the out of box system to be the Anroid Gingerbread 2.3.4 over the usual Android 2.3.3.
Since the Galaxy S2 is good competition for the iPhone it is good that T-Mobile will be releasing this phone before the iPhone 5 is announced and released in October. T-Mobile will not be carrying the new iPhone 5 this year. Trouble with the merger talks have left them out of the iPhone 5 introduction. But the new Galaxy S2 version that they will offer has some advantages over the other Galaxy S2 phones in their capacity to transfer data over the T-Mobile Network.