Previously, we shared with you that an analyst in the industry was predicting the Samsung Galaxy SII might come to Verizon first, and that it might come sometime in August. Part of that news may turn out to be false, but this newest bit of intel seems to confirm a likely August time-frame.
From this newest report, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy SII should be hitting U.S. shores very soon. The first version of the superphone passed through the FCC today, and it turned out to be the Sprint one, as it had a WiMAX 4G radio. The model of the phone is the SPH-D710, and it also won FCC approval for Bluetooth and dual-band Wireless-N WiFi. Interestingly, according to these FCC specs, the phone is 5mm taller and 3mm wider than its European counterpart.
Also, interestingly enough, Samsung released their official results regarding global sales of the flagship phone. Although it turned out that a previous analyst's sales estimates of the phone were off by 1 Million, the actual results of 5 Million were still impressive, especially considering that the phone hasn't even been released in the United States yet. Furthermore, it only took Samsung 85 days to reach that phenomenal number. Compare that with the fact that it took them 125 days to sell the same number of their original Samsung Galaxy S phone, and it's safe to say they have a bona fide "blockbuster" on their hands.
This news, along with the previously reported rumors, indicate that we will most likely be seeing this phone released sometime in August, including perhaps every carrier's version of it. Also, since they were able to shoe-horn a WiMAX 4G radio into the SGS2, it is possible they could do the same thing with a 4G LTE radio from Verizon. Cross your fingers!
Source: Android.net via WirelessGoodness.com and PhanDroid