Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S II smartphone is hitting the UK today in white. The smartphone will be offered at major retailers starting today, August 31, 2011. The white smartphone is exactly like the original Galaxy S II on the inside, the color is the only difference. This week we had reported that the smartphone would land on September 1, so the device is a day earlier than we though.

So far, Samsung has moved 5 million Galaxy S II smartphones globally since launch, so this is one of the most popular Android smartphones around. Other than the color the hardware inside is the same. The phone is 8.49mm thick and weighs in at 116g. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor inside.

The rear camera is an 8MP unit with AF and LED flash and the front camera is 2MP. The phone can record 1080p video and is DLNA capable. It has Bluetooth 3.0 inside and WiFi with 16GB of storage and a microSD card for expansion. The phone should sell for the same price as the current version.