Samsung has officially confirmed that the hotly anticipated successor to its original Android knight in shining armour, the ten million-selling Galaxy S, will be finally landing on UK store shelves starting May 1st.
Originally planned for release on March 31st, the Galaxy S 2 will make up for the delay with an even faster 1.2GHz ARM-based dual core chipset, up from the 1GHz Tegra 2 number when it was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February, as the race for smartphone supremacy slowly shifts from the megapixel wars to the war of sheer processing power.
Samsung’s UK and Ireland mobile managing director Simon Stanford said: “We’re confident it’s [the device] a great package for anyone wanting a superior smartphone experience.”
Aside from the faster than fast processor, the S2 also boasts a retina-scorching 4.3-inch Gorilla Glass strengthened Super AMOLED Plus display, 1GB of RAM, an eight-megapixel snapper with autofocus, dual LED flash and HD recording in full 1080p, and last but certainly not least, an ultra-slim, slimmest - in fact – design measuring just 8.49mm in thickness, to make even the most reserved tech snobs weak at the knees.
The handset is currently available to preorder for a one-off cost of £499 from Play.com, but for those looking to spread out their costs, contract options will be announced imminently on all the major network, so keep ‘em peeled.