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General Galaxy S2...Just heard $700.00 cost

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  1. jlm86

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    I have just read that the initial cost for the Galaxy S2 is going to be around the $700-$800 price point...

    That is ridiculous.....what do you think?


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    Unfortunately, I predict this $700+ range is going to be the new standard for 4G phones. Example: HTC Thunderbolt which is rumored (confirmed possibly?) to be $750 full retail.
     
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    It's still cheaper than the iphone4.
     
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    Wow that sucks for Verizon users, the HTC Inspire 4G that just came out on AT&T for $99 on a two-year contract or only $399 off-contract is nearly the same phone in every way. (Same processor, same Super LCD screen, same body build, etc..)
     
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    That's about right for an import pre-order. Bad for a domestic US phone. They are what, usually $550 off-contract?
     
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    woah woah woah, so this puppy will be $700 with a 2 year contract when it comes out in the us? And this is going to be on Att right?
     
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    no it will be $700 unsubsidized. theres no way they would sell an unsubbed phone for over 200 the atrix specs destroy this one and is only 200
     
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    I don't see how it destroys this one at all. Same 1GB ram, dual-core processor. The screen on the s2 is premium grade stuff that is samsung-exclusive. The reviews of the qHD screen show the lower tech behind it. A biometric scanner is a commodity, even on budget laptops, and it's more of a peculiarity than a necessity on a phone. The docks are just way expensive... The Atrix is a good contender, but not head-and-shoulders above the rest.
     
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    That is a lot of money for this phone. Who knows what bugs it will have in begining. What other good 8meg camera phones are out?
     
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    That site looks like a very unreliable source, not to mention it is all speculation. No matter what, the price will be $199 w/ contract in the US, competitive with the Atrix and Optimus 2x.
     
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    True :) The G.S II has more behind it in my opinion.
    Super AMOLED+, 8MP camera, and 1080p video recording. Samsung has the resources to be more competitive than the rest atm.
     
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    That is just at best buy I'm sure it will be cheaper from verizon since verizon is usually always 50 dollars or so cheaper than best buy
     
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    saw ads for uk stores selling it at what converted to $880 us dollars. google search for uk release and has several sources at about the same price for a "sim free" phone.
     
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    What sort of contract do you think this would be on in the UK? I'm hoping for
     
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    Dude, verizon sells for higher than best buy. I think it does anyways.
     
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    No your wrong best buy is always more
     
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    Remove the 20% VAT because that doesn't apply here: $880 - 20% = $733

    Sounds right between $700 and $750...
     
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    Srsly? No w8, thats when holiday seasons come around. My bad
     
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    best buy or verizon is kinda irrelevent. specs for this phone don't show it as a cdma phone. no verizon or sprint in the current configuration.
     
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    Haha noway,
    sgsii
    4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display
     
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    Haha noway,
    sgsii
    4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display • 1.2 GHz dual-core SoC processor, ( NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 or Samsung’s Exynos )
    • 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of on-board storage with micro SD card slot
    • 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, with 1080p full HD recording and front facing VGA camera
    • Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    touchwiz 4.0, MHL and USB OTG, gorilla glass

    and the atrix
    4 inch qHD display – 540 x 960 pixels • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor at 1 GHz
    • 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with 720p HD recording and front facing VGA camera
    • 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built-in storage with micro SD card slot for an additional 32 GB
    • Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and HDMI 1.3


    I don't think any phone out right now can compete against the s2's specs basically set the standard for the next generation of smartphone.
     
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    You're arguing with a post that is 3 months old...
     
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