One of Samsung’s best-selling Android phones appears to be finally ready for the U.S., and Samsung plans to usher it in with style by holding a special event in New York at the end of August, according to invitations distributed Friday.
The invitation itself, for an event to be held August 29th, contained little detail except for a very telling Roman numeral in the lower left-hand corner. That “II” can be easily interpreted as a symbol of the Galaxy S II, 5 million of which have been snapped up in less than three months by eager buyers outside of the U.S. And given that Samsung told Korean reporters in July that U.S. customers would be getting their hands on the device in August, it’s not much of a stretch to guess what Samsung has planned for that Monday.
Samsung has really hit its stride over the last couple of months, becoming the largest Android vendor internationally and chipping away at HTC’s lead in the U.S. market. It faces the same legal challenges that other Android vendors do, but perhaps that gives it even more incentive to work out a settlement given that consumers are clearly responding to its efforts.