Media Release, 27 March 2012

Telstra and Samsung Electronics Australia today unveiled the GALAXY S II 4G – Australia’s second ultra-fast 4G smartphone which launches exclusively on the Telstra Mobile Network tomorrow.

Andrew Volard, Director, Telstra Mobile, said the nation’s second 4G smartphone would make it possible for even more Australians to enjoy ultra-fast 4G web speeds from the palms of their hands.

“The Samsung Galaxy SII 4G takes the design elements that have made Samsung Galaxy SII one of Australia’s most popular smartphones and adds 2012’s must-have phone feature – ultra-fast 4G web connectivity. Customers in 4G coverage areas are going to love being able to load web pages up to five times faster than on 3G handsets. They’ll be able to send, stream and surf at speeds that will blow them away,” Mr Volard said.

“Consumers want access to meaningful content quickly and easily whether they are surfing the web, watching a movie or reading a magazine. The combination of Samsung’s intelligent innovation through to its sophisticated hardware and design, in conjunction with Telstra’s super-fast 4G network – makes the Samsung GALAXY S II 4G an ideal smartphone device for Australian consumers,” said Tyler McGee, Vice President Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia.

GALAXY S II 4G Key Features
SII 4G features a larger WVGA (800×480) SuperAMOLED Plus screen measuring in at 4.5-inches. Compared with the Galaxy SII it also has a more powerful 1.5GHz dual core processor onboard to support fast web browsing and easy switching between multiple apps, games and videos. It comes with an NFC chip built in for NFC tag reading.

Multimedia functions include an 8 megapixel camera and 1080p full HD video recording. The phone comes with 16GB of built-in memory, a large battery with a capacity of 1850mAh, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n support, and Bluetooth 3.0+HS. The Galaxy SII 4G has HD Voice support which enables crisper, clearer calls when chatting to other people with HD Voice compatible handsets on the Telstra Mobile Network.

4G LTE speeds + Australia’s fastest 3G speeds in selected areas
Customers using the Samsung GALAXY S II 4G in 4G coverage areas (capital city CBDs, associated airports and more than 80 regional and metropolitan locations) can access typical download speeds ranging from 2Mbps to 40Mbps and typical upload speeds from 1Mbps to 10Mbps. When outside 4G coverage areas the Samsung GALAXY S II 4G uses HSPA+ Dual Channel technology to serve up Australia’s fastest 3G speeds so customers can enjoy super-fast 3G download speeds ranging from 1.1Mbps-20Mbps in all capital CBDs and much of the associated metropolitan areas and many regional locations. Outside of these areas the device transitions to Telstra’s fastest available 3G speeds.  

The Samsung Galaxy SII 4G is Telstra’s sixth 4G LTE product in a range that now spans smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband devices.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy SII 4G can be purchased online from today or from Telstra Stores around Australia from tomorrow.

Consumer customers can purchase the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G for $5 per month on the $59 Freedom® Connect Plan (after using an included MRO Bonus), with $550 worth of included calls & MMS, unlimited SMS and 1.5GB of data, all to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas) each month. Min cost over 24 months is $1,536 or $64 per month.

Business customers can purchase the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G on our $70 Business Mobile Advantage Plan plus $5 per month Mobile Repayment Option for 24 months, after using your MRO bonus. This offer includes unlimited standard national SMS, free national voice calls to eligible mobiles on the same account in Australia and 1GB of data to use in Australia each month that can be shared with other eligible mobiles on the same account. Min cost over 24 months is $1,800.
The Samsung Galaxy S II 4G is also available to purchase outright for $768 RRP.

For more information, or to buy Samsung Galaxy S II 4G online, customers can head to: telstra.com.au/galaxysii4g.

Note to Editors:

GALAXY S II 4G Specifications

Size/weight

69.9 × 130.9 × 10mm, 132 grams

Network

LTE: 1800/2600 MHz
UMTS: 850/2100 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

Display

4.5-inch WVGA(800x480) Super AMOLED Plus

Platform

Android™ 2.3.6  (Gingerbread) upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich in the future

Camera

8 megapixel rear (flash) / 2 megapixel on the front

Battery

1850 mAh

Value added features

1.5GHz dual core processor, embedded 16GB memory,
Bluetooth 3.0 HS, WiFi a/b/g/n

 

Product and service specifications stated above, including functions, performance, design, price, and components refer to specifications as of now. They may differ among different versions of products released in countries and may change without prior notice.

* Actual speeds vary due to factors such as distance from base station local terrain, user numbers, hardware and software configuration, and download source/upload destination. Visit telstra.com/mobilebbcoverage for details of coverage locations. 

4G
network speeds are initially available in all capital CBDs (meaning within 5km from GPO), associated airports and selected regional locations (meaning 3km from regional town centre).