The Rogers LTE network went live in Ottawa on July 7th, Toronto is next up with a scheduled launch date of September 28th. It was also announced that Rogers will be releasing the all-powerful LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy SII this Fall (at the LTE press event we snapped some pics, see them here).
On Tuesday Rogers gave the option for customers to reserve the LTE GSII, but also listed some specs. They noted that it comes with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 4.5” WVGA Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen (480×800), Android 2.3 operating system (actually OS 2.3.5), 1GB RAM; 16GB internal memory, 8MP rear camera with flash and a 2MP front facing camera.
However, when Samsung officially announced the specs of the Galaxy SII LTE they confirmed the following specs: Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread, 1.5GHz dual core processor, 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display (480×800), 8 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 1850mAh battery and NFC.
So there are some differences here. Mainly the processor, but also the design of the device is different too. The official Samsung pic has the familiar back, menu and a home button. Meanwhile the device that we pictured (SGH-i727) had the home button missing and capacitive Search, Back, Home and Menu buttons.
We reached out to Rogers to see which version they will be releasing, here’s what they stated to us: “This week’s event was a sneak peek of LTE and of some of the devices that will launch this fall. Images and device specs have not yet been finalized which may mean some slight cosmetic differences between what was present at the briefing and what will launch in future months.”
Everything will unfold over the next few weeks… if you had the choice which one would pic?