Samsung Galaxy S II on Mount Everest

In an attempt to prove that 3G radios work at the highest place on Earth, Kenton Cool decided to bring along with him a smartphone on his latest climb up the highest mountain in the world. Did I say latest trip? Yeap. He’s done it previously – eight times to be exact.

On his ninth trip up to the peak, (obviously sponsored by Samsung), he brought up with him Samsung’s latest flagship Android phone – the dual-core-wielding Samsung Galaxy S II. But all that processing power and beautiful Super AMOLED Plus display won’t mean a thing the phone can’t be used to do what a phone was originally designed to do: make calls.

Kenton Cool climbed 29,029-feet to the summit of the mountain, and successfully sent out a tweet and made a phone call with the phone’s 3G connection. In case you were wondering why the phone even had 3G service there, it’s all thanks to Ncell, a carrier that installed the first 3G station at Everest’s base camp. The goal of Ncell was to give mountaineers the option to use a regular cellphone for communication purposes instead of lugging around a cumbersome satellite phone.

So now we know, don’t forget to pack your phone with you if you ever decide to climb Mount Everest. Oh yeah, make sure it can work in cold conditions first. Watch the Samsung promo video for Kenton Cool’s climb:

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Key SpecsGalaxy S2
Display Diagonal4.3"
Processor/Soc NameExynos 4210, 2-core, 1.2 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity64 GB
Megapixels8 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)1650 mAh
Complete product dataSamsung Galaxy S2 Full specs and details
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