SaskTel to release the “LTE Ready” Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE

Ian Hardy

May 4, 2012 7:24am

Regional carrier SaskTel will be launching their LTE network in Saskatchewan sometime during the “fall of 2012.” Phase 1 will include Regina and Saskatoon, and surrounding areas. Then they’ll continue the rollout into “other urban and rural areas starting in 2013 based on the demand.”

One of their first devices that will be LTE enabled, allowing customers to potentially reach peak download speed of “100 megabits per second (Mbps) and 50 Mbps upload” will be the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE. This Android device was just released by Bell, and SaskTel has stated this is “Coming Soon” on their website. They do note this is “LTE Ready (pending LTE network launch),” so until they go live you’ll fallback to their 4G HSPA+ network speeds.

As for specs, the GS II HD LTE runs OS 2.3 Gingerbread but will be upgraded to OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. the display is 4.65-inches Super AMOLED with a resolution of 720 x 1280, 1.5Ghz dual core processor, 8MP camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 1GB RAM and Wi-fi. The price is also listed at $129.99 on a 3-year and tops out at $569.99 outright.

Source: SaskTel

  • OneVersionForCanada

    Sorry, for hijacking the article. But where is the “RIM stock drops to the lowest since 2003”- article??
    Sometimes I think that Syrup is too biased towards RIM.

    They should mention in the article the MAIN THING:
    An entire RIM event and they didn’t have a DATE ON BB10!
    Back to the article
    The SGIIHDLTE -Seriously??
    They should make an Acronym to abbreviate this Acronym!!
    Is a great phone but with the Galaxy Nexus selling for $430 all those phones should/ will?? drop in price soon to the $400s while the S3 and the iphone 5 will be the only phones at $600+

    Flagships- $600+
    Mid range $400
    Entry level- $250-$300 (fierce competition!)
    BB 9900- $350
    BB 9360,9780 et al $300 and under

  • RickyBobby

    And MTS falls even further behind the times! Good for Sasktel !

    • Kelly

      Yeah, MTS just isn’t competitive unless you want BlackBerry or iPhone, and you don’t plan to be outside of the province much.