We're holding our breaths waiting to get our hands on Samsung's Galaxy S2, the follow up to the excellent Galaxy S that featured among our top 10 smartphones of 2010.
And in the last couple of days things have taken two mighty leaps forward, as first Samsung all but confirmed the S2's launch date and now we've had a detailed specification of just what it'll be bringing to the table.
Samsung has scheduled an event in Barcelona for February 13, the day before Mobile World Congress kicks off, dropping the intriguing catchline “evolution is fate”. You can check out the supporting Samsung microsite for yourself, but it's fairly obvious what's coming, even if Samsung goes with a different name to Galaxy S2 for the final product.
And on the back of that exciting news comes a splurge of specs from Korean site Nocut News, spotted by Android Community, detailing what promises to be one of the most formidable handsets of the year.
Dual-core processing goodness is present, as you'd expect, with the 1GHz Orion chip being composed of twin ARM Cortex A9 cores. Running alongside a full 1GB or RAM that should make child's play of even the most demanding of multitasking chores.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread is also on board, but the real star of the show should be the Galaxy S2's gargantuan 4.3in Super AMOLED Plus display, a step up from the Galaxy S' already impressive 4in panel.
Full HD 1080p video shooting sweetens the deal still further, if Nocut's facts are correct, while an 8-megapixel stills camera round the back should be good for some decent enough impromptu snaps.
Some observers have speculated from the words “evolution is fate” on the MWC teaser that Samsung is preparing to wow us with an Long Term Evolution (LTE) handset – one of a handful of network technologies able to officially carry the mythical '4G' title. But even if next-gen connectivity speeds aren't present on the Galaxy S2, sounds like there's plenty else to get excited about.