Verizon Wireless has confirmed that it is not going to present the Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone together with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile next week, a move that is certain to heat up competition between the Galaxy S2 and the forthcoming iPhone 5.
This confirmation is in conflict with the previously reports that Verizon was planning to present Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone this summer.
The new model will be unveiled on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and not on Verizon on Aug. 29, 2011 in New York.
Samsung electronics is the frontrunner among the mushrooming Android phone makers.
Verizon, meanwhile, has had a lot of success in the sale of Apple iPhone 4 from last February. This could be the reason for its decision not to forge any alliance with Samsung which is Apple's main competitor in the smartphone business.
The Galaxy S2 is reported to be thinner, lighter and much more powerful as compared to the Galaxy S1. So expectations are high for the new model.
Apple is also expected to launch the iPhone 5 this fall. It should be available on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. This would be the first time that Apple would be collaborating with Sprint. However, the exact launch date for iPhone5 is yet to be confirmed.
The present decision by Verizon is certain to trigger an intensified competition between Samsung and Apple. This will also have in the background the patent infringement case which they have filed against each other.
The Galaxy smartphone was an instant success for Samsung with the first edition having already sold over ten million units worldwide. The new model is expected to continue with the success especially considering the interest already generated by the company regarding the launch.