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Leaked Samsung Galaxy S II Shots Signal A Sprint Launch

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Sprint has long had to battle against AT&T’s iPhone, and when the Apple smartphone hit Verizon’s shelves, we were all a bit worried about how big yellow would deal.

The Nexus S 4G and HTC’s Evo line have kept the carrier fighting, but as our future duopoly continues to snatch up superphones like Verizon’s Motorola Droid 3 and AT&T’s Samsung Infuse 4G, Sprint more than ever needs an Android phone that blows the rest to pieces. Luckily, these leaked snap shots point to Sprint’s release of the Samsung Galaxy S II, which sold 3 million units in its first 55 days on the market.

This likely won’t be a Sprint exclusive, although that could be a huge boost to the carrier which is about to fall to last place among national carriers once AT&T swallows up T-Mobile officially. We probably won’t be calling it the Galaxy S II for much longer either, as rumors suggest the U.S. version of the phone will be called the Samsung Within.

Out of respect for the incredible specs on this phone, I’ll refrain from making fun of that name. It’ll ship with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (which means Google Talk video chat will be ready and waiting), and sports a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 480×800 pixels of resolution, with Samsung’s TouchWiz 4.0 UI on top. Other specs include an 8-megapixel rear-shooter that captures video in 1080p, a front-facing 2-megapixel camera, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, and support for a microSD card.

[via TIMN]