Samsung Galaxy S II will be available in the UK on April 27
Contrary to previous information, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S II will become available in the UK on April 27. After much fuss about whether the superphone was or wasn’t delayed in order to fit a new, more powerful processor, Samsung has officially announced that the Galaxy S II would hit UK stores on May 1.
However, things have changed a bit in the meantime. If you want to be one of the first to get a Galaxy S II in the UK (or worldwide, for that matter), read on.
UK retailer Phones4u will get you the smartphone on April 27, if you pre-order it right now. At first it looked like this could be a mistake, when discovered by DialToSave earlier today. It was unclear what was going on, until Pocket-lint later received confirmation from the retailer that it will, indeed, be the first to offer the Galaxy S II in the UK. Pre-ordered devices are also confirmed to start arriving in customers’ hands on April 27.
So if you’re waiting for what is one of the top specced smartphones of 2011 (at least so far), the good news is that there’s only one more week to wait. So why not head on over to Phones4u and take care of that pre-order in the meantime.
The Samsung Galaxy S II was first shown during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. Since then it has received a processor upgrade, and the newly revised specs are as follows: a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 1 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage further expandable via a microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video recording, a 2 MP front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi, HSDPA 21 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, 3.5 mm headset jack, and a 1650 mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy S II runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.