When Samsung officially unveiled the U.S. Galaxy S II variants last month, it shared just about everything there is to know about the AT&T and Sprint models and even offered to let folks at the event spend some hands-on time with the two devices. The T-Mobile GSII, however, was still a bit of a mystery; only a few of the handset's spec details were made public and no one was allowed to try the phone out because it was encased in a plastic box.
Today T-Mobile's Galaxy S II was spotted on Samsung's own website, which one would think would mean that more information on the phone has come out. Unfortunately, that's not the case, as we're still missing important details on the phone, like what kind of processor it's packing and when it'll be launching. If you're interested in checking out photos of the T-Mo GSII from several different angles, though, the Samsung site has you covered!
It remains to be seen why Samsung and T-Mobile have been so secretive thus far with the Galaxy S II, but a This is my next report last month suggested that the device's processor may be behind it all. Both the AT&T and Sprint Galaxy S II's use a Samsung-made Exynos processor, which Samsung talked up quite a bit during the devices' introduction. It's possible that T-Mobile asked that its model include a Snapdragon core that'd be compatible with AWS 42Mbps HSPA+ modems since Samsung may not have an Exynos processor that play nicely with such a modem.
Whatever the cause for the silence, hopefully T-Mobile's Galaxy S II doesn't take too long to come to market. With Sprint and AT&T's variants coming on September 16th and "in the coming weeks," respectively, it'd be a bummer to see T-Mobile customers forced to drool over those devices from afar while waiting an extended period of time for their own GSII to come to market.