AT&T announces SGS2 Skyrocket and HTC Vivid

AT&T announced two smartphones  superphones today – SGS2 Skyrocket and HTC Vivid. They are the first 4G LTE-capable smartphones from AT&T.  Both devices are all set to launch on November 6th. More details in the press release below

HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Both Android Smartphones, Will Run on AT&T’s 4G LTE Network

DALLAS, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Starting next week, more AT&T customers will be able to enjoy fast 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) speeds on new devices – including the first AT&T 4G LTE smartphones – in even more markets.

  • AT&T introduced two new Android™ smartphones, the first to be AT&T 4G LTE-capable.
  • HTC Vivid™ and Samsung Galaxy S™ II Skyrocket™ will arrive in AT&T company-owned stores and online Nov. 6.
  • AT&T 4G LTE service will launch Nov. 6 in Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Athens, Ga.
  • AT&T offers the only smartphones able to utilize both LTE and HSPA+ 4G speeds, for a consistently fast connection in and out of LTE areas.
  • The Nov. 6 launches expand AT&T’s 4G LTE network to 9 markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, and it plans to reach 15 markets and 70 million Americans by year-end 2011.
  • AT&T exceeds commitment to offer 20 4G devices in 2011, addition of LTE smartphones on Nov. 6 brings 4G total to 22.
  • AT&T far exceeds commitment to deliver 12 Android devices in 2011; new LTE smartphones bring total to 21.

Samsung Galaxy S™ II Skyrocket specs :

  • 4.5-inch SAMOLED Plus display (800×480 pixels)
  • Android Gingerbread (2.3.5)
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, with 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 16 GB of on-board memory, microSD expandable to an additional 32 GB
HTC Vivid specs :
  • 4.5-inch qHD display (540×960 pixels)
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • Enhanced 8-megapixel camera with f2.2 28mm wide angle lens for low light photos
  • 1080p HD video recording at 60 frames per second, slow motion playback and on-device trimmer to optimize social media uploads and memory space
  • 16 GB of on-board memory, microSD expandable to an additional 32 GB
The main attraction is the 60fps full HD video. In my knowledge Vivid is the only phone that can perform this feat. To give an idea of what this means here is a sample 60fps video from Canon 60D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rvO6FBDJj8