The Samsung Galaxy S II has been heard about for quite some time now and to be honest it is one of the most awaited handsets of the year. And now the device is all geared up for launch in South Korea and UK. Samsung states that apart from these two countries, the Galaxy S II will be available in 118 countries with 140 carriers. The original Galaxy S’ successor was announced and shown at the MWC last February in Spain and after that we have seen a series of unboxings and hands ons of the handset. And Samsung’s rigorous advertising strategy has worked in favor of them. The device is up for grabs in the UK for £500($834) SIM free or on contract with major networks.
As of now, the Galaxy S II has made its way to its home market South Korea and will be followed by other global markets. However no info has been provided on the availability of the handset in those countries. One of the major world markets, the United States hasn’t had any luck with the launch date either. AT&T has received permission from the AT&T to run the device on their frequencies, but there’s not much info available about other networks. But it is likely that Samsung would launch the device on all 4 major networks simultaneously like they did with the Galaxy S.
Now to refresh your memory a little, the Galaxy S II features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 480 x 800, an 8MP camera with 1080p video recording and playback, a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage and will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.