The Galaxy S II is not headed for the nation’s largest wireless carrier, the Wall Street Journal said Thursday.
Verizon already has the Samsung Galaxy Droid Charge, and the report indicated that the company doesn’t want to launch another Samsung smartphone so close to the launch of the Charge. Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T are all expected to carry the Galaxy S II, which Samsung is introducing Monday at a New York event.
The Galaxy S II is largely seen as Samsung’s most credible iPhone competitor. A four-network attack on Apple — the country’s leading smartphone vendor — would help Samsung capture more market share and start a smartphone war with the iPhone 5.
But without the Verizon customer base, the impressive Android phone will have a harder time gaining traction against the frenzy of a new iPhone launch.
The phone has a dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, a front-facing camera and an 8 MP rear-facing camera. It also has NFC support, 1GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a Micro SD card slot.