Samsung Galaxy S II to go on sale early

The Samsung Galaxy S II, the follow up to Samsung's original Galaxy S, will go on sale earlier than previously expected according to one UK retailer.Phones4U said on Friday that it will be offering the Android 2.

The Samsung Galaxy S II, the follow up to Samsung's original Galaxy S, will go on sale earlier than previously expected according to one UK retailer.

Phones4U said on Friday that it will be offering the Android 2.3-based smartphone from 27 April, four days earlier than the previously stated release date of 1 May.

Samsung Galaxy S II

The handset features a 4.23-inch WVGA Super-Amoled touchscreen display, an 8-megapixel camera capable of capturing 1080p footage at 30fps and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor.

Naturally, it also comes with the smartphone connectivity staples of Wi-Fi, HSPA, A-GPS and Bluetooth.

Customers that pre-order before the 27 April will also get a free 8GB microSD card, Phones4U said.

The handset is available for £499 on a pay-as-you-go basis or will be free on qualifying contracts of £35 per month or more.

The Galaxy S II had previously been scheduled to launch at the end of April but was delayed. In the interim, Samsung decided to upgrade the processor from 1GHz to 1.2GHz.

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