Everything You Need To Know Before Samsung’s Big Galaxy S II Announcement Tonight

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Samsung will finally unveil its U.S. models of the Samsung Galaxy S II today at a press event in NYC.We’ll be there, so tune in at 6:00 p.m. Eastern for our live blog.

The Galaxy S II is already Samsung’s fastest selling smartphone, and is designed to go toe-to-toe with the iPhone 5 as we move into the fall.

Samsung hasn’t done the greatest job at hiding details on the Galaxy S II.

Here are the most important things we know so far:

  • AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will get a version of the Galaxy S II. Verizon will not.
  • Instead of the Galaxy S II, Verizon will reportedly get Samsung’s Nexus/Droid Prime, the first phone to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • The Sprint Galaxy S II will be called the Epic 4G Touch. The phone will have a massive 4.52-inch touchscreen and run on Sprint’s 4G network. More details on the phone leaked this afternoon.
  • There’s a LTE version of the Galaxy S II, but it’s unclear whether or not it will ever come to the U.S.
  • The Galaxy S II has been selling like hotcakes overseas. The last number we have is 5 million units as of late July.
  • We reviewed the Galaxy S II in July. It’s a great Android phone by today’s standards, but we’ll have to see what Apple pulls off with the iPhone 5.