Just as I assumed yesterday, that leaked Samsung QWERTY Android handset turned out to be AT&T’s version of the Galaxy S II. The handset – model number SGH-i927 – has just appeared in a set of hands-on photos, which confirm some f its features.
The new smartphone obviously runs Android Gingerbread (2.3.4). It has an 8MP camera with LED flash on the back and, of course, a sliding keyboard with those Android buttons on the sides.
Earlier this month, a Samsung exec said that the Galaxy S II would become available in the US starting August, so that’s when AT&T will probably launch its i927, too.
Until then, feast your eyes on the photos below (published by BGR):
I guess some AT&T customers will be disappointed by the fact that AT&T’s new Galaxy is a slider. However, it kind of makes sense for the carrier to introduce a QWERTY S II, since it doesn’t have any high-end QWERTY smartphone in its line-up at the moment. It remains to be seen if AT&T will name the handset Samsung Attain or not.