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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S II 4G LTE tweet

We've seen quite a bit of information on the U.S. Samsung Galaxy S II variants emerge over the past couple of days, including shots of AT&T's keyboarded and keyboard-less models and Sprint's model passing through the FCC. One version we haven't heard much about, though, is Verizon's. That changed today, at least momentarily, as Verizon's official support team let slip on Twitter that the Big Red Galaxy S II variant will feature 4G LTE connectivity. Shortly after the tweet was sent out, though, Verizon's support team backtracked and claimed that it was referred to the 4G-enabled Galaxy Tab 10.1, not the Galaxy S II. Also worth mentioning is that, when responding to a separate tweet about the Galaxy S II, Verizon's support account referred to the GSII as the "Fascinate II." Perhaps that rumored Function moniker is no more?

So will Verizon's Galaxy S II/Function/Fascinate II pack LTE support when it launches? That's still a bit of a mystery. One would think that Samsung and Verizon would like to include 4G in the device considering that it's such a high-end phone and that Sprint's variant will feature WiMAX support, but some feel that Verizon's Galaxy S II may be relegated to 3G-only use since it's likely to launch so close to the DROID Bionic. Would the lack of 4G in Verizon's Galaxy S II be a deal breaker for you?

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S II 4G LTE tweet clarification

Verizon Samsung Fascinate II tweet

Via Droid-Life, @VZWSupport (1), (2), (3)


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Jason King
Jason King Of course .. fast phone fast data ...
Sami Escueta Retiniano
Sami Escueta Retiniano Why not?
Lee Grip Gresham
Lee Grip Gresham A monster of a phone should be pushed all the way.
Robert Skeen
Robert Skeen Duh!
Mathieu Colbert
Mathieu Colbert no.
William Burnham
William Burnham Too much of a battery drain imo.
Dylan Wacker
Dylan Wacker No durr...
Moira Washington
Moira Washington Duh?
Donald Cerda
Donald Cerda Vzw took that tweet back.. They were talking about the tab
Ernest Marvin Esteban
Ernest Marvin Esteban Not needed. It will only suck your battery life.. hspa+ is enough...
Nichole Maldonado
Nichole Maldonado The Samsung Galaxy S II does have LTE. It was announced earlier today. Check Twitter guys :/
Stephen Norton
Stephen Norton Verizon = lame
Edwin Baker
Edwin Baker Yes, duh lol
Tray Sloan
Tray Sloan Yes of course why wouldn't it....even if LTE isn't available everywhere yet not phone company as expanded 4G power everwhere yet so yes and its better to go ahead and be prepared for when 4G LTE. is everywhere cause then you'll have the nations largest 3G and 4G network
Muhammed Ahmed
Muhammed Ahmed Duhhhhhhhhhh
Chris LilXhris Blount
Chris LilXhris Blount What kind of question is that , dug , it should , 3g us old, and every one learn that. LTE , is the futuro. Of it doesnt , it not worth but, this is not a MOTO razor , .2000 whatever model, it the Samsung galaxy s .2 , !!!
Robert Merrill
Robert Merrill No it should not have 4G LTE. Why would we want that feature? I mean it would only make the phone THAT much better. ;)
Donald Cerda
Donald Cerda The question should be should they ship the phone with an extra battery!!! Hahaha super amoled+ dual cores awesome processor and everything else under the sun... This phone will get like 3 hours tops if its 4g then Verizon home phone will be selling it since it has to be connected to the wall:)
Stephaughn Alston
Stephaughn Alston Battery life is probably gonna be terrible with LTE & dual core processor!
Dre Ill
Dre Ill Who the hell cares!! We as consumers have a very short attention span. Remember last year when Samsung played this EXACT game with the first Galaxy S variants? Bad build quality, GPS broken and every owner foolishly waiting on a gingerbread updates that will likely never happen just to name a few (ODIN). Mock my words: it'll happen all over again. Samsung only cares about its bottom line.
Steele Lloyd
Steele Lloyd Yes why would they even still come out with a new 3g device
Aj Green
Aj Green Should I eat my burger with no bun? Of course it should!
Hans Jaramillo
Hans Jaramillo Yeah, it should. If Verizon wants LTE to flourish, they need to get more LTE smartphones out(and with good battery life). The Galaxy S II is one of the best smartphones out there(yes, including the Evo3D, Sensation, Bionic, and Droid 3). Reviewers haven't really said anything negative about the build quality either, so that's not a negative. The Galaxy S didn't "fail" after a few months of owning them. All in all, the GSII is a beast.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Being rooted is more of a pain in the ass than anything else.
Lance Burley
Lance Burley Yes it.should be LTE cause you can find another competitive phone for the same amount of money that has 4g.......now I know that they are still rolling the network out but come on.....do you think people will want to buy the next iphone 5 if it does have 4g......huh yes but they wont want to buy it for the network :)
Brandon Thompson
Brandon Thompson it better...or else it may be Bionic for me...
Jennifer Urieta
Jennifer Urieta Thought that was a given..
Jay Lazaro
Jay Lazaro y not?
William Smith
William Smith Hell Yea!
Eric Stielow
Eric Stielow Should any smartfone not have LTE/4G?
Equaknox Knox
Equaknox Knox FaceBook ppl..i can politicaly corrct or incorrect..i do keep clean..i am one of those Cell phone geeks..that will take the phone n throw up against the wall..then put it back together and see if it will act like Optimus Prime n Transform..heheh...EVO……lets transform n roll out..¢€
Gainaako Munyal
Gainaako Munyal I hear that it will from phonenews.com
Ben Gozur
Ben Gozur Yes
Alex Pierro
Alex Pierro If it doesn't, Aaron should refuse to review it!
Mark E
Mark E If the droid charge has one then I think there should be no reason for the galaxy s 2 not to !
Equaknox Knox
Equaknox Knox Have to agree with >@Orga...no phone is worth it if i cant..root...have fun with it...lol
Eric Dinh
Eric Dinh How about it not have a crap load of bloatware
Fan OfDreaming
Fan OfDreaming I think that it's almost expected nowadays... But honestly, I would not pay more 4 that LTE when I can almost guarantee that the Sprint n AT&T versions will b 199.99.
Carlos Armendariz
Carlos Armendariz Yes fuck yes
Shant Barin
Shant Barin FUCK NO!
Joe Stuckey
Joe Stuckey HSPA+ is the perfect balance of speed and efficiency in a mobile environment.
Dalim Ahmed
Dalim Ahmed YESH!
Orga Price
Orga Price @Zach - I've got a couple of friends who have the Galaxy, and... they're definitely not falling apart. The plastic thing is subjective, and I don't need Samsung to support anything. The SGS II has an unlocked bootloader, so I can get Cyanogenmod. I know that not everyone agrees with that, but that'll work for me.
Equaknox Knox
Equaknox Knox Ya know i am really not a fan of Verizons network..but who is the idiot over there ... That wuldnt out on lte...wth...question is...y wuldnt they...thats a nice phone...
Joe Noyola
Joe Noyola Would be dumb if it wasn't
Joe Stuckey
Joe Stuckey No use off having a cellphone thad needs to stay plugged for use....lol.
Anthony Kryogen Rivas
Anthony Kryogen Rivas Yes!
Joe Stuckey
Joe Stuckey Not until they come with a way to better manage LTE battery consumption.
Joel Rivera
Joel Rivera This is like asking should big macs be sold at McDonald's? ! Its ABSOLUTELY! lol
Blake Chase
Blake Chase Sure... Verizon's lte lineup looks like utter crap to me... the bionic looks interesting, but still nothing for me to give up my HTC Droid incredible
Jean Marc
Jean Marc Yes there is no excuse for any phone released from now on not to have 4g capabilities
Will Tauch
Will Tauch No. Just kidding
Zach Cline
Zach Cline @Orga. I can think of one. It's a samsuck. Which means cheap build quality and it will start to fail after six months.
Hansel Starley
Hansel Starley Absolutly.
Erman Guido
Erman Guido Yup!
Paul Gicewicz
Paul Gicewicz Is that even a question?
Juan Carlos Deras
Juan Carlos Deras Heck yeah it should!!!
Jason Ramos
Jason Ramos of course!
Orga Price
Orga Price YES. GODS, YES. If the SGS II had LTE, I literally can't think of a single reason not to pick up this phone.
Christopher Olivas
Christopher Olivas Absolutely!




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