Samsung is likely launching the Galaxy S II in the U.S. on Aug. 29 (SeongJoon Cho/BLOOMBERG)

What’s so exciting about that? For phone enthusiasts, the handset is thought to be one that can take on the iPhone. Samsung recently announced that it has sold 5 million units of the super-slim phone, according to the Yonhap News.

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.

Speculation points to the phone hitting major carriers under a few different names: the Galaxy S2 Attain on AT&T, the S2 Function on Verizon and the S2 Within on Sprint.

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