Powerskins and AT&T have announced the new Powerskin charging case for the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket for AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
Although in our own tests we’ve noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket lasts a lot longer on AT&T’s 4G LTE than it’s counterparts at Verizon Wireless, the Powerskin case gives the user piece of mind that they can access data, watch videos, play online games and more without the worry of their phone losing battery power.
David Becker, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Powerskins/XPAL Power, said: “AT&T gives the PowerSkin brand a national presence with one of the most respected names in wireless space” he went on to say “We couldn’t be more pleased to begin working together, by launching PowerSkin for the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.”
PowerSkin cases add a second battery within the case. The PowerSkin battery charges your phone battery and then continues to keep your phone battery charged once it begins to deplete. In our own tests PowerSkin charging cases have added double the battery life to Android smartphones.
Last month we noticed something rather peculiar and that was that we were getting reports that in some entire cities AT&T wasn’t selling the original Samsung Galaxy S II. After investigating further we determined that this was because AT&T was getting the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G LTE, which AT&T is calling the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket to go with their air themed 4G LTE network. Their first Android device on 4G LTE is the HTC Jet Stream.
The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket seems to be built around the Samsung Galaxy S II model that was available international with a little flavor from the Samsung Galaxy S II that is being sold at T-Mobile. The SGS II at T-Mobile has a 1.5ghz processor, where the Sprint version and original AT&T version have a 1.2ghz processor. The AT&T Skyrocket also has the 1.5ghz processor, made by Qualcomm.
AT&T soft launched 4G/LTE service a couple of months ago in five markets. On November 6th they are adding two Android 4G/LTE phones and a few more markets to their 4G/LTE foot print. As we reported earlier in the day the first 4G/LTE device is the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, which is a Samsung Galaxy S II made to run on the 4G/LTE network.
The other 4G/LTE Android device is the HTC Vivid. The HTC Vivid features a dual core 1.2ghz processor and a 4.5 inch qHD display. The Vivid will also bring Android 2.3 Gingerbread and HTC’s Sense UI to AT&T’s 4G/LTE network.
Here at thedroidguy.com we take our rumors and leaks quite seriously, and vet our stories as best we can unlike some other sites like, in the Android community. That’s why on October 18th after getting a great tip we spent the better part of the day calling everyone we knew and several AT&T stores in Texas, to vet the story of what we now know to be the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.
AT&T and Samsung are announcing today the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, one of the first Android devices on AT&T’s new 4G/LTE network. It’s powered by a 1.5ghz dual core processor and a blazing fast 4G/LTE speeds.
Other features include:
• 4.5-inch Super AMOLED 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
The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket will be available Sunday November 6th for $249.99. As our original story states, an announcement on more AT&T 4G markets is forthcoming either later today or tomorrow.
Source: TDG (and unlike androidcommunity, other sites in the android community we are only sourcing ourselves because we broke the story)