Price Of Samsung Galaxy S II Drops To £498

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The price of the Samsung Galaxy S II has fallen to just under £498 in the UK for the 16GB unlocked model, well under the £600 or so that the handset initially commanded.

Unlocked-mobiles.com is the retailer selling the Galaxy S II at that price and as far as we can see, it is a genuine deal.

The phone comes with a dual core 1.2GHz Samsung Exynos system on chip, possibly not the 4210. We also heard that some models might actually come with an Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset.

The Samsung Galaxy S II, which was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, will be launched on the 1st of May in the UK and in Korea one week before.

The phone comes with a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus WVGA screen, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Near Field Communication, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, an eight-megapixel camera with a two-megapixel front facing one, and weighs a mere 116g.

What's more at 8.9mm, it is one of the thinnest handsets on the planet and has already been confirmed on T-Mobile, Orange, O2 and Vodafone.

The Galaxy S II will be facing some tough competition from the likes of the Google Nexus S, the LG Optimus 2X and 3D, the Motorola Atrix and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, all of which are either already available or will go on sale over the next few weeks.