It seems that AT&T has been getting the lion’s share of Samsung Galaxy smart phones when compared to Verizon. They are now going to be getting the Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, improving on the existing Skyrocket model that they are already selling. It is being reported that Samsung is moving the Galaxy S II Skyrocket through the FCC. It has now received the expected approval from the FCC which means all that we need to hear about is when AT&T is going to be releasing this phone to the public. While AT&T revealed the Skyrocket HD at CES in Las Vegas in January, there was no indication as to when we might expect to see one on sale. That remains a mystery, but things are now looking like they are getting closer.
The Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD is a great step up from the original Skyrocket which AT&T is currently selling. This will be coming with LTE capabilities to compete with the growing number of devices and AT&T ever expanding 4G LTE wireless network. It looks like there will be NFC abilities included on this via the battery cover. There are options to have a battery cover which supports NFC and one which does not. AT&T has not completely committed to taking advantage of NFC, so Samsung is keeping its options open.
Since Verizon is more willing to utilize NFC, that would explain the support for a WCDMA radio in the FCC filings. So, there will be GSM and CDMA coverage in addition to the 4G LTE coverage for both Verizon and AT&T. When and if Verizon will be selling a version of the Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD is unknown. With a 4.65 inch touch screen display sporting the Super AMOLED HD, we can expect to see vibrant colors. That will be with 1280 by 720 resolution providing 720p HD. The normal expectations are a dual core processor which will be 1.5 Ghz and a 8 megapixel camera.
At the moment, the Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD will be arriving some time in the 2nd quarter meaning that we could be within weeks of an announcement from AT&T.