updated 02:35 pm EDT, Mon August 15, 2011
Samsung Celox due at SK Telecom, NTT DoCoMo
The Samsung Celox smartphone that first appeared last week has been spotted thanks to Japanese site Ameblo. The handset, basically a redesigned Samsung Galaxy S II with an LTE radio, will arrive at Korea's SK Telecom, as revealed by the provider's logo present on the rear of the phone. The large, iPhone-like home button is also gone from the front of the device, replaced instead with Android's standard navigational keys.
The handset, known by the GT-I9210 or GT-I9220 model number depending on the market, is expected to get a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor that might come from Qualcomm rather than Samsung, and 1GB of RAM. There is also 1GB of RAM onboard, Android 2.3.4, and 16GB of storage space. An eight-megapixel rear camera and two-megapixel front camera are also part of the specs and unchanged from the Galaxy S II.
Japan's NTT DoCoMo is also billed to get the device, though exactly when isn't known. It may show in modified form as Verizon's edition of the Galaxy S II.