Who will buy Samsung Galaxy S II?

Close to 50 percent of respondents to a recent Betanews poll said they will buy Samsung's flagship smartphone within 6 months. But the majority -- 40.72 percent -- want the S2 sooner, opting to buy within 3 months. They won't wait much longer. Sprint's Galaxy S II version goes on sale September 16 and AT&T's two days later. I must admit to being tempted to buy myself.

But I'm not enthused with the poll results, just 307 respondents as I post; so the poll is back for new readers to have their say about the other hotly-anticipated smartphone (see, there is mobile life other than iPhone 5). :) I'd like to see a bigger sample before making any grand predictions about who is going to buy this heaping beauty -- 4.3-inch display from AT&T and 4.5-incher from Sprint.

The phones share some things in common: 1.2GHz Samsung Exynos dual-core processor; Super AMOLED display (it's viewable in sunlight); Gorilla glass, 8MP rear-facing and 2MP front-facing cameras; 1080p video recording; 16GB storage (expandable to 32GB with microSD card); Android 2.3; and Samsung's TouchWiz UI -- plus all the expected stuff, like Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, accelerometer, capacitive touchscreen, etc. Samsung and the carriers are touting 4G, via WiMax for Sprint and 21Mbps HSPA+ for AT&T.

According to Samsung, AT&T's S2 has battery life of (gasp) 3 hours continuous talk time. My God, could that be a typo? By comparison, the larger Epic 4G Touch from Sprint has 8.7 hours battery life with continuous talk time. Surely bigger screen means more battery consumption. But Sprint has chosen a substantially higher-capacity battery -- 1800 mAh, compared to AT&T's 1650 mAh.

Sprint's model, the Epic 4G, sells for $199.99 with two-year contract. If AT&T has released pricing, I can't find it.

Please answer the poll below (if you didn't two weeks ago) and explain your buying intentions in comments -- S2, iPhone 5, something else, nothing else, etc. I'll update poll results sometime in the next week or so.

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