May Day launch for Samsung Galaxy S II

11 Apr 2011

Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy S II smartphone in the UK on 1 May. The new smartphone will feature a more powerful 1.2GHz processor and the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.

According to Samsung, the Galaxy S II is built for multi-tasking. Its dual-core processor makes switching between applications and loading web pages such as Google, Yahoo and YouTube quick, while superior 3D hardware means games and videos can be loaded and played with ease.

The device is capable of processing broadband speeds up to 21Mbps via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0+HS which reduces data transfer times significantly.

Samsung’s slimmest, lightest, fastest smartphone

“From the moment it was revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, there has been a huge buzz about the Galaxy S II, so we’re pleased to announce that it will be available for UK customers to buy from 1 May,” said Simon Stanford, managing director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland.

“Our slimmest, lightest, fastest smartphone is our first device to offer Super AMOLED Plus screen technology, alongside the most advanced technical specifications, including the latest Android OS and a dual core processor. We’re confident it’s a great package for anyone wanting a superior smartphone experience.”

The Galaxy S II comes with an 8-megapixel camera with 1,080p HD recording and playback, Samsung’s patented AllShare technology so you can share pictures, movies and music with other devices and Samsung’s new Kies Air, which lets people manage their smartphone contents from their PC via local Wi-Fi connections.

A new ‘Live Panel’ feature on the Galaxy S II allows aggregation of live web, social networking and application contents to a single customisable home screen, while it’s possible to place all the important parts of your life onto three adjacent home screens which you can switch between simply by pressing and holding on the screen.

The Samsung Galaxy S II will be available in the UK across all major networks and retailers.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years