The Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, which was unveiled two weeks ago at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, is set to land as early as the 11th of March, in two weeks time via unlocked-mobile and may costs as little as £515 unlocked, with free next day delivery and insurance.
That's significantly less than what either Clove Technology and Expansys have been demanding and puts the handset's price in the same ballpark as the rest of the competition, the Motorola ATRIX, the LG Optimus 2x and 3D, the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and the HTC Desire HD.
The phone, also known as the i9100, comes with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED plus screen, a dual core Samsung Orion processor clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage expandable to 48GB, a 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and full HD video recording as well as a front facing 2-megapixel camera.
Other features include the full rate of Google services, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, NFC capabilities, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and a two year warranty; The phone itself is thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4, at 8.5mm and 116g with battery respectively.
There will be a second version with 32GB onboard memory, one which offers the possibility of having 64GB on a smartphone with an optional 32GB microSD card.