Samsung Galaxy S II: longer wait, but better spec

Samsung Galaxy S II: longer wait, but better specWe can still just about remember the Samsung Galaxy S II. It was that nice new phone that launched at Mobile World Congress a couple of months ago, promising the world starting sometime around Q2.

Well, it's still technically on track to be released by the end of the quarter, but it looks like it might be a close thing. If you are willing to sit it out, though, the good news is that Samsung might reward you with a processor upgrade.

The Galaxy S II was outed at Mobile World Congress with a 1GHz dual-core processor on board, and we've since found out that there will be two versions released, one with Samsung's own processor on board and another with a Tegra 2 chip, depending on the region.

However, the new talk of a more powerful chip, which originates from Samsung's Estonia Facebook page of all places, appears to confirm that both chips will be given a boost for the Galaxy S II's final release.

That's what GSM Arena claims, anyway, before going on to add that Samsung India has revealed via Twitter that the Galaxy S II's worldwide launch has been put back a month from the early May date we originally had pencilled in.

A true tale of international intrigue, it seems. For our part, though, we'd far rather see the Galaxy S II now, even if it meant an 800MHz processor, than face another couple of months waiting.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 6, 2011 at 19:42

Oh my... Thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S I know what E. "god" Murtazin must have felt like when he swore the Google Nexus was just a rumour created by Apple to stir up sh...stuff. Or that the Nokia N8 had a poor camera LOL
I was convinced the Galaxy S would flop. Cheap plasticky feel, a ridiculous rip-off of the iPhone 3G's look, a laggy software, a hilarious PC suite etc etc... How wrong was I. (or as EM would say: how wrong is everyone else :p )
Anyhoo... not for me until I see and use it.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 7, 2011 at 09:12

hey... Where are the Galaxy S lovers? Was I hiding under my desk for nothing? :p

swampy_donkey  Apr. 7, 2011 at 16:45

The longer they delay these smart phones the closer they get to the iPhone 5 release, stupid companies. I would have an S2 by now if released, now if it gets put back again I will probably wait 'til Apple's offering is around. :|:|:|


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