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Samsung Readies LTE Galaxy S II, Tab 8.9

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

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.