Despite earlier speculation that a UK release of Samsung’s ‘2011 Edition’ of the ten million-selling original Galaxy S wasn’t to be, it now looks like it will be heading for the UK after all.
That’s according to Fonehome, which has been reportedly given official confirmation by Samsung itself that the handset, which is currently on sale in Russia and China and very soon in the Netherlands, will be landing in store shelves in Blighty too.
Although it’s still pretty much the same award-winning handset as the original Galaxy S, the 2011 version will also pack some considerable upgrades to appeal to late-adopters, namely a 1.4GHz Scorpion processor, up from the 1GHz number of its predecessor.
The battery has also been given a boost from the Li-Pro 1500 mAh to a Li-on 1650 mAh that features on the Galaxy S2. Given that the former’s processor is not dual core, that should also mean it'll last considerably longer. But perhaps the most pleasing change of the lot is that Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread will be on board out of the box.
Everything else remains virtually untouched. This means you get a four-inch Super AMOLED panel, a five-megapixel snapper that shoots clips at 720p and 8GB of storage, which is expandable by a further 32GB via the SD slot.
Unfortunately Samsung managed to conveniently leave out pricing and release details for the supercharged smartie, but we’d be surprised if it doesn't drop before the end of the year. Wouldn’t make much sense to call it the ‘2011’ edition otherwise, would it?
Source: Pocket-Lint via Fonehome