We just got a portion of Galaxy S II news for our American droid-loving friends. One of our readers managed to squeeze a few details about the arrival of the coveted smartphone to the AT&T network from a representative of the carrier.
Apparently, the handset will keep its Galaxy S II name, instead of being called Attain as previously rumored. It should appear on the carrier shelves in late Summer or early Fall, with the date 1 September repeatedly mentioned in the conversation. That would put the AT&T Galaxy S II in direct competition against the next iPhone, which is supposed to appear at about the same time.
And just like with the Galaxy S before it, the Galaxy S II will be getting a facelift before hitting AT&T. There’s no saying how deep the hardware difference will run, but the exterior will certainly change.
Of course, none of this information has been officially confirmed, so take it with a pinch of salt. Yet, it does seem plausible as retaining the international name for the carrier-specific versions will help Samsung solidify its brand in the US, which is high on the company priority list.