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[ENG] Samsung Galaxy SII Releasing May 1st in UK (UPDATED)

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Well, it looks like there's some good news and some bad news for those holding out for a Samsung Galaxy S II. GSM Arena is reporting that Samsung has decided to upgrade the phone's dual-core processor from 1GHz to 1.2GHz, something that was first revealed on Samsung Estonia's Facebook page and has apparently be confirmed by GSM Arena itself from an "internal source." The bad news is that it seems you'll also have to deal with a bit of a delay. Some UK retailers are now listing a release date of May 6th, while Samsung India has tweeted that the phone's global launch has been delayed by "at least" a month, and that it won't roll out before June Samsung India has removed the twitter post regarding the delay.

P.S. There's no indication as to how this upgrade will affect the Tegra 2 version of the phone, which was confirmed to be on track last month
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Update #1: Source

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So yesterday we learned that Samsung's planning to speed up the dual-core Exynos processor inside its Galaxy S II to 1.2GHz, but there was also word that the handset may suffer a setback in terms of release date. Today, the company has tweeted out a two-part notice assuring us that that will not be the case and things are proceeding "as planned." April will see the first retail appearance of the 8.5mm-thick Android phone, though Samsung does advise that "it will be gradually rolled out in each market according to the local launch timetable." That sounds to us like whatever April availability we get will be in the highest priority markets and / or limited in quantity, but we'll take whatever we can get.

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11th April 2011, London, UK – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., today announces that its slimmest and lightest smartphone yet, the Samsung Galaxy S II (Model: GT-I9100), will be available in UK shops on 1st May 2011.


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Samsung Galaxy S II (Model: GT-I9100)

Manufacturer
  • Samsung Electronics
Carriers
  • Europe: Three UK, Vodafone UK, SingTel
  • Other: To be announced
Compatible Networks
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz
  • UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, and 2100 MHz
  • HSPA+: 21 Mbit/s; HSUPA: 5.76 Mbit/s
Availability by Country
  • April 2011 (Singapore)
  • April 2011 (India)
  • May 3, 2011 (UK)
  • June 2011 (Lebanon)
  • June 2011 (Switzerland)
  • June 2011 (Denmark)
  • May - June 2011 (US)
  • June 2011 (Asia)
  • June 2011 (Australia)
  • July 2011 (Brazil)
  • September 2011 (U.A.E)
Predecessor
  • Samsung Galaxy S
Type
  • Touchscreen smartphone
Dimensions
  • 125.3 mm (4.93 in) - H
  • 66.1 mm (2.60 in) - W
  • 8.49 mm (0.334 in) - D
Weight
  • 116 g (4.1 oz)
Operating System
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with TouchWiz UI 4.0
CPU
  • 1GHz/1.2GHz dual-core ARM® Cortex-A9 SoC processor
  • 1GHz/1.2GHz Samsung Exynos (GT-i9100)
  • 1GHz/1.2GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 (GT-i9103)
GPU
  • ARM® Mali-400 MP (GT-i9100)
  • GeForce ULP (8 cores) (GT-i9103)
Memory
  • 1GB RAM
Storage
  • 16 GB flash memory
  • 32 GB flash memory
Removable Storage
  • microSD (up to 32 GB)
Battery
  • Li-Ion 1650 mAh
Data Inputs
  • Multi-touch touch screen
  • Headset controls
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • 3-axis gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • aGPS
  • ANS stereo FM-radio
Display
  • Super AMOLED Plus (4.27 in (10.8 cm), 800×480 px)
  • Super Clear LCD (4.27 in (10.8 cm), 800×480 px)
Rear Camera
  • 8 MP with auto focus
  • 1080p HD video recording
Front Camera
  • 2 MP for video chatting
  • VGA video recording
Connectivity
  • 3.5 mm TRS
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
  • Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
  • HDMI
  • USB Host (OTG) 2.0
Other
  • Exchange ActiveSync
  • Integrated messaging
  • Social Hub
  • Readers Hub
  • Music Hub
  • Game Hub
Message
  • SMS/MMS (OMA v1.2)
  • Email (POP3/IMAP/SMTP, SSL/TLS)
  • Exchange ActiveSync Email
Audio
  • MP3
  • OGG
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • eAAC+
  • AMR-NB
  • AMR-WB
  • WMA
  • WAV
  • MID
  • AC3
  • IMY
  • FLAC
  • XMF
Video
  • MPEG4
  • H.264
  • H.263
  • WMV
  • DivX
  • Xvid
  • VC-1
Image
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • GIF
  • WBMP
  • BMP
  • AGIF

Edited by Open1Your1Eyes0 - 4/11/11 at 7:51pm
post #2 of 38
Hasn't it always been 1.2Ghz? I remember reading the specs for AT&T's Infuse 4G (AT&T variant of the SGS II ) and it saying 1.2Ghz from day one

Either way.. this summer should be interesting. Whole lotta new phones coming out
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Hasn't it always been 1.2Ghz? I remember reading the specs for AT&T's Infuse 4G (AT&T variant of the SGS II ) and it saying 1.2Ghz from day one

Either way.. this summer should be interesting. Whole lotta new phones coming out
AND the 2.3 update for X10 users
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AND the 2.3 update for X10 users
True story
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post #5 of 38
There's a Tegra 2 version as well??

Either way, the SGSII better come to US Cellular or I will be very pissed. Samsung dropped the SGS on pretty much every single carrier, even the smaller ones like US Cellular. If they decide to keep it exclusive this time around, it will really suck.
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When is this phone coming out anyway? My contract is up in june and I really want to get one of these.
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Hasn't it always been 1.2Ghz? I remember reading the specs for AT&T's Infuse 4G (AT&T variant of the SGS II ) and it saying 1.2Ghz from day one

Either way.. this summer should be interesting. Whole lotta new phones coming out
Infuse is single core @ 1.2 Ghz , SGII is Dual Core.
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post #8 of 38
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This phone is speced better than the Motorola Atrix and thinner than the iPhone 4.
Edited by Open1Your1Eyes0 - 4/6/11 at 12:53pm
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They need the Qualcomm Dual-Core Snapdragon
post #10 of 38
That is just pure sex. I need to find a reason to need one!
    
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