Samsung Readies LTE Galaxy S II, Tab 8.9

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Seoul, South Korea - Samsung unveiled 4G LTE versions of its flagship Galaxy S II Android smartphone and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet on the eve of an expected U.S. Galaxy II launch through Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T.

 Both devices will be displayed later this week at The IFA show in Berlin.

Tomorrow, Samsung is expected to announce U.S. plans to sell the Galaxy II with 4G WiMax through Sprint and Galaxy S II with 4G HSPA+ through T-Mobile and AT&T. It's not certain whether Verizon Wireless will offer the newly announced  LTE version of the Galaxy S II, which features 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 OS, 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus high-brightness touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera, and Wi-Fi mobile hot spot capability to connect up to eight devices wirelessly to the Internet.

Samsung said the handset's dual-core processor and graphic performance delivers fast and smooth gaming, video watching and web browsing.

The LTE version of the

previously announced Tab 8.9

is 8.6mm thin and features 8.9-inch touchscreen, video-chat capability, and LTE performance described by Samsung as allowing theoretical download speeds up to 100Mbps.

Price and availability of both devices weren't disclosed.


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