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Samsung Galaxy S II on AT&T: 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, available 'in the coming weeks' — Hands-on pictures and video!

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You can forget the rumored "Attain" branding, because AT&T is taking the same tack as T-Mobile on this one and leaving the name of its own Samsung Galaxy S II untouched. As with its counterparts on T-Mobile and Sprint, AT&T's version of the S II features an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with flash and 1080p video capture, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and the latest generation of TouchWiz atop Android 2.3. What's different here, though, is that AT&T opted for a 4.3-inch version of the lauded Super AMOLED Plus display -- the same as Samsung's European S II variants -- whereas Sprint and T-Mobile are both using a 4.5-inch component. Interestingly, AT&T's is also the thinnest, so they claim: 8.89mm, versus Sprint's 0.38 inches (9.65mm). T-Mobile hasn't specified their dimensions just yet.

As for the processor, Samsung's proud of this one: they're using a homegrown Exynos dual-core model clocked at 1.2GHz. Some other versions of the S II have used a Tegra 2 -- and granted, the Tegra 2 is no slouch in its own right, but we're told to expect some truly magnificent performance on this model. Look for it to land "in the coming weeks" with pricing to be announced later.

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Hands-on photos, video, and impressions after the break!

Sure, the Galaxy S II for AT&T may look a lot like the Galaxy S II that launched in Europe a couple of months ago, but it also looks like the Infuse 4G's baby brother. However, unlike the 4.5-inch Infuse, the S II has a 4.3-inch display, which makes for a more grippable and pocketable form factor. On the software and performance front, the demo phones seemed quite fast with very little TouchWiz lag. We're planning to review the device closer to launch, but in the meantime, check out the pictures below.