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.

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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.