UK: Samsung Galaxy S II price drops below £500
Now that it’s set to launch with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, the Samsung Galaxy S II is the only device able to match the HTC Sensation (announced earlier today) spec-wise. And while it’s still unclear if the 1.2 GHz dual-core processor will make it to all the markets in which the Galaxy S II will be sold, it will clearly do so in the UK.
Speaking of the UK, we’ve seen the Galaxy S II on pre-order over there before, however the price was a steep £528. But now it looks like Samsung’s flagship superphone for 2011 may be a bit cheaper to buy when it finally becomes available on May 1.
Online retailer Unlocked Mobiles has dropped the Galaxy S II’s price below the £500 level, and claims its price is the cheapest you’ll find an unlocked and SIM-free Galaxy S II. Unlocked Mobile asks precisely £497.98, VAT included, for the handset. Delivery will cost you another £5.99.
According to Eurodroid, this is the consequence of Samsung having ever so slightly dropped its ‘cost price’ for the Galaxy S II (a.k.a. the price it asks from retailers). And while a price drop is always good news, this phone is still quite expensive. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see how the competition will be priced and it may well be at the same levels, but even then ~£500 prices for non-iPhone smartphones aren’t that prevalent in the UK, so it will be interesting to see how SIM-free sales of such devices will go.
If you want to pre-order a Samsung Galaxy S II from Unlocked Mobiles, click here.