Fido prepping to release the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and the Galaxy Ace IIx

Ian Hardy

February 9, 2013 9:54am


Fido is stacking up on the Android devices this quarter. The Google Nexus 4 recently launched and we’ve been informed that a couple more are en route. Both Samsung, one high-end and the other low-end. First up will be the Galaxy S II LTE, followed by the Galaxy Ace II x.

The GS II LTE was originally available on Rogers as a flagship Android when they kicked open their LTE network last year – see our review here. This has a 4.5-inch display, runs Ice Cream Sandwich, 1.5Ghz processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP camera that shoots 1080p HD videos. As for the Galaxy Ace IIx, this is uber entry level that has already made an appearance on Bell, TELUS, Virgin and Koodo Mobile, runs ICS and will be available in both white and black. The specs of the Ace II x have it coming with a 4-inch display (480×800), a 1Ghz single-core processor, 5MP camera, Wi-Fi and 1GB RAM.

We’ll have more info soon.
(Thanks tipster!)

  • Dony

    Too little too late!!

  • Kid.Canada

    Lol their competitors have already released the S 3 and they’re still in the S2 phase.

    • 45

      Fido launched the S3 a month or two ago.

  • $1016 Flop

    The Rogers-Fido Galaxy S2 LTE is exactly the same phone as the Telus-Koodo S2x:
    The LTE has….LTE while the S2x has 42Mbps HDSPA radio

    (basically same speeds as LTE without the battery drain of the LTE version; as long as you are on Bell-Virgin or Telus-Koodo)

    The Koodo S2s is $300 outright right now. So Fido better release it at that or lower! the first and second gen LTE radios simply suck too much battery!
    I will get an LTE phone in 2014, thanks!

    • Shinru

      Incorrect! They are almost the same! The s2 LTE has the speaker on the back left side where the s2X has it on the back right side! I only say this because finding good accessories for the s2X is a bit of a chor

    • Shinru

      Incorrect! They are almost the same! The s2 LTE has the speaker on the back left side where the s2X has it on the back right side! I only say this because finding good accessories for the s2X is a bit of a trial

    • Jim R

      I believe the Koodo S2x is pentaband (supports 3G AWS). Is the S2 LTE?

  • Ck2013

    Not bad for ace 2x as a low band phone but S II LTE is 1year behind the technology.

  • Steven

    Although the S2 LTE is kind of a year behind, for the people that are on a smaller budget, last year’s flagship would be a pretty good option! (If priced right, that is…)

  • nexus lover

    my sister has the s2 lte. she loves it.

  • NienorGT

    Rogers released the S II LTE in Q4 2011, Fido release it in Q1 2013…
    This is quite weird actually…

  • mukrenol

    Fido already have the s3, why launch the s2 now?

    • jack

      cause, have u seen fido’s retarded price for a S3 on ACTIVATION? 400$

  • Chris

    This actually makes sense, Rogers keeps delaying the Jellybean update for the S2. Now with the release of the S2 on Fido, they can advertise the update and use it to promo the phone. Late February is the scheduled release of Jellybean, and now Fido customers can have the update almost immediately after they grab the S2.

  • Booger

    How can you say that Fido launched the Nexus 4, when they have retracted it from their web site and it is not available yet?

    • jack

      news to me, as far as i know, dealers have begun to order the nexus 4 from fido. now if it’s backorder to s**t or not, who knows

  • Kelly

    My guess is Rogers is going to discontinue the S2 LTE and they’re dumping their overstock on Fido. Telus does this to Koodo all the time, like the S2X.

  • T1MB1T

    FIDO IS NOT GOING LTE!!! OSAMMA SAID SO! SO WY THE LIES? I will tell you why! Because everyone is blocking wind!!!!

  • Jon

    Koodo’s SGS2X has HSPA+ (DC-HSDPA) support for following bands: 850/1900 for Rogers/Telus/Bell/Etc. 1700/2100 for Wind/Mobilicity/VideoTron. I’m guessing they could use just the 2100 for some Asian countries like Korea and Japan. Not bad I say. I’d say around $350 for the SGS2LTE (outright price) would be reasonable, as it’s priced in between VM’s SGS2 and Koodo’s SGS2X.