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Galaxy S II to hit the U.S. in August: Samsung executive

Folks in the United States have been jealously looking at the rest of the world (well, not all of it) as Samsung has shipped over 3 million Samsung Galaxy S II devices to others. Well, according to Samsung, that drought might be ending in August.

In one sentence, Shin Jong-kyun, president of Samsung's mobile business and digital imaging, raised the hopes of many would-be U.S. Samsung Galaxy S II owners, when he said, "We expect to release the Galaxy S2 in the U.S. market sometime in August."

We expect the U.S. carrier names for Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon to be the Within, Attain, and Function, respectively, based on a leak from a case manufacturer.

Samsung really needs to get the Galaxy S II into the U.S., and fast. Although folks around the world have praised it, and love it, there's the looming iPhone 4S / 5 release due in September or October (depending on which rumor you listen to).

If they really want the S II to make a splash in America, Samsung really needs to get the device into the U.S. before the iPhone 4S / 5 is released, or perhaps even before it is announced, at least in our humble opinion.

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