This Is The iPhone 4's Biggest Threat Yet

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There’s still no release date. There’s still no pricing announcement. There isn’t even a finalised official name.But the Samsung Galaxy S II is all but ready for its U.S. launch, and I have an international unit to test out now.

It has only been a day, but the phone reminds me a lot of the Samsung Infuse 4G I reviewed last month.

The Galaxy S II’s screen is slightly smaller than the Infuse’s, but it still has the same incredible light, thin feel.

The real excitement is on the inside. The Galaxy S II runs the latest version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and sports a zippy 1.2 GHz dual-core processor.

I’ll have my full review up next week, but enjoy some tasty unboxing photos of the Galaxy S II right now.

The Galaxy S II runs Android version 2.3.3. Not a huge fan of the TouchWiz skin though

The Super AMOLED Display is super-bright

Instead of 4 buttons at the bottom, there's an iPhone-like home button...

Lots of widgets come preloaded

The 4.3-inch display is the perfect size

Check out that thin profile

Like most Samsung Galaxy phones, the power button is on the side. This one feels a bit lower than normal though

Here's the 8 MP camera. It also shoots 1080p HD video

Samsung switched up Android's default Apps screen to look more like iOS

Right side...

...Left side...


Downside: The backing is made from the same flimsy plastic that's on the Infuse 4G

The Galaxy S II is designed to be the ultimate iPhone 4 rival. It's already outselling

The Galaxy S II appears slightly thicker than the iPhone 4

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