Samsung Galaxy S II Early Price and Release

February 26, 2011
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We're here to bear witness to an early price and release date for the long-awaited second generation of what's proved to be the world's most popular iteration of Android. This is the Samsung Galaxy S II (or Samsung Galaxy S 2, whichever you like,) and it's appearing over at Play for £599.99, which is, they say, £50.00 cheaper than the suggested retail price of £649.99. Of course we, aside from our UK superhero Chris Davies, live in the USA, thusly the current converted cash to USD for this release of the Samsung Galaxy S II is right around $966.

This phone is currently available for order on pre-release at Play.com, due for release on the 31st of March, 2011. We're not entirely sure if that means you'll get your phone that day if you've pre-ordered, or if you're going to get it the same day no matter what, or if you'll be crying in a corner because everyone else got the phone first from the streets.

But wait, what's the big deal with this phone? Have a look at our Samsung Galaxy S II Hands-on [Video]. Oh you'd rather have some big handful of details? We've got so many details, details of the Samsung Galaxy S 2 variety. Oh and you'd like a completely odd matchup? Try a Samsung Galaxy S 2 vs Galaxy Tab 2 Ultimate Showdown! It's a true battle.


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  • Darico18

    Would dis phone work on tmobile usa 3g/4g network

  • Darico18

    Would dis phone work on tmobile usa 3g/4g network

  • http://twitter.com/a_baez Alejandro Baez

    If only it was a 4.0 inch screen. I don’t get why Samsung couldn’t keep the same ratio as in the Galaxy S. I would’ve bought this in a heartbeat.

    • Hobin5148

      The change from a pentile display to a RGB display required a larger screen size as it the piexel density was raised.

      • DisplayGeek

        The subpixel density was raised, not the pixel density… that was lowered as the display got bigger. But, yes, otherwise you exactly got it right, they had to go bigger to use the RGB STRIPE display layout at the same pixel resolution. PenTile allows for a given resolution to be acheived at a lower subpixel density, thus a higher pixel density.

      • DisplayGeek

        The subpixel density was raised, not the pixel density… that was lowered as the display got bigger. But, yes, otherwise you exactly got it right, they had to go bigger to use the RGB STRIPE display layout at the same pixel resolution. PenTile allows for a given resolution to be acheived at a lower subpixel density, thus a higher pixel density.

  • http://twitter.com/a_baez Alejandro Baez

    If only it was a 4.0 inch screen. I don’t get why Samsung couldn’t keep the same ratio as in the Galaxy S. I would’ve bought this in a heartbeat.

  • Coin_Collector

    $966 for a phone? really, is that the real price???? If it is they r crazy

  • http://twitter.com/Vielnyc Daniel Hellmayer

    great …. and its gonna be stuck with 2.3 till they release the galaxy s3…. samsung … lame

  • Projekt_g

    youve got to be kidding me.. 900 for a phone get real. maybe ill just buy an alienware laptop with that much money

    • http://www.facebook.com/walt.tramontana Walter Tramontana

      That’d be a pretty lame under powered Alienware notebook buddy … Considering my m15x ran nearly $2200 … comparing apples to oranges.

  • Loker

    Honestly your video sucks, you are focusing the tab on the back and not on the phone!

  • mrben

    FWIW, prices almost never translate well across regional divides. For the most part, a phone that is £600 in the UK ends up being $600 in the US. (and, for that matter, any other tech)

  • http://www.xoomcommunity.com/ Xoom

    e Samsung Galaxy Tablet is loaded with features and is a great alternative for those considering the iPad. I have been using Samsung products for the last three years and I have always been satisfied with their quality and ability to pack features into their products.

  • Firehawkws7

    My question is did samsung add a notification light?

  • Sutorcen

    Where did you get this guy? Seriously. Was that a presentation??? The way he showed that phone I thought it was the lamest phone ever.

  • Anonymous

    Any updates on a release date for US?

  • Anonymous

    Any updates on a release date for US?

  • Jacob Law

    sutoren is stupid.