Samsung Galaxy S II arriving Wednesday next week

Popular high-street mobile phone retailer Phones 4u has now listed the shipping date of the Samsung Galaxy S II as April 27th, a week away from the other mobile phone networks.

Phones 4u is carrying the phone on an Orange contract, which arrives on their Dolphin tariff for £35 a month and has 700 minutes, a 3,000 text message bundle, a 500MB data allowance and the delivery date of next Wednesday.

The Samsung GT-I9100 Galaxy S II has a similar look to the original phone, only with a larger screen and thinner 8.9mm body with a great deal more under the hood than just different aesthetics.

The 10 million plus best-selling Galaxy S replacement now runs from a dual-core processor, with Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 and a 4.27-inch 480x800 WVGA Super AMOLED Plus screen.

On-board is an 8 megapixel camera that’s capable of 1080p video recording and playback, a significant increase from the 5 MP variant on the first handset that only featured 720p video capture with Froyo.

The 1.2Ghz dual-core beefiness of the handset also comes with access to an advanced HSPA+ 21 wireless network, with the individual cores being powerful enough to deliver good multi-tasking and 3D hardware abilities.

Phones 4u has the earliest shipping date for the Samsung Galaxy S II, where the other mobile phone networks carrying the phone have still listed ‘May’ as the arrival date although Play.com has April 29th.

One Mobile Ring caught up with the Samsung Galaxy S II at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where we published a hands-on walkthrough in pictures here and a video here - where we’ve recently taken stock of the device, for a more detailed walk-through here and a review here.

Originally published at OneMobileRing.com