The Samsung Galaxy S2 has already wasted a lot of time, missing its summer window to hit the U.S. smartphone market and it isn’t set to launch until Sept.16, when Sprint will launch Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch.
Galaxy S2 has met with other hurdles as well — reluctance from Verizon to offer the phone in its network; uncertainty over the launch of AT&T and T-Mobile's S2 models; delay in the official New York launch event because of Hurricane Irene; and Apple’s legal moves.
With the Motorola Droid Bionic releasing Thursday, it is receiving all the attention in the smartphone arena.
Motorola Droid Bionic:
Motorola Droid Bionic will come at $299.99 with a two-year contract and Zumocast app which offers remote access to videos, pictures, music and document stored on the PC or Mac.
The Android 2.3 powered phone has qHD (540 x 960 pixels, 256 ppi pixel density) TFT display for its 4.3 inch screen and it can feature a movie-friendly 16:9 aspect ratio.
Motorola Droid Bionic boasts of a dual core 1GHz TI's OMAP 4 chipset processor.
The phone comes with 8-megapixel 3264x2448 pixels camera offering 1080p HD video capture. Motorola Droid Bionic is the first Verizon LTE phone to shoot 1080p HD video.
There are some other upcoming phones which could spoil the Galaxy S2’s fun:
This HTC smartphone, which is to hit Verizon’s 4G LTE network, is rumored to sport a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The Android Gingerbread-run phone is expected to come with a 4.3-inch display with 1280x720 screen resolution. Vigor flaunts 8 MP camera and a memory storage of 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. It is also surmised to incorporate Beats Electronics Technology - best known for the high-performance line of headphones backed by hip-hop artist /producer Dr. Dre.
HTC Holiday is rumored to feature a 4.5-inch capacitive screen with 960x540 screen resolution. It is expected to be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 processor. It will offer 1GB RAM and will sport an 8MP camera. The Android Gingerbread-powered phone is slated to be released on the AT&T network.
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S2 features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with 800x480 screen resolution. It is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz chipset and will run on Android’s new Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The phone has 2 megapixel front-facing camera and 8 megapixel rear-facing camera.