Play has put the Samsung Samsung Galaxy S II on pre order, with a due release date on the 31st of March 2011, for £600, making it the most expensive new generation superphone on the market.
Unlocked-mobile is selling the same device for less than £515 unlocked, which means that the Galaxy S II from Play is still by far too expensive with three other online retailers, Clove Technology and KingofGadgets and Expansys selling the handset between £15 and £130 more.
The Galaxy S II, which is the successor to the very popular Galaxy S, is considerably thinner than the latter or the iPhone 4. It is also lighter and packs the latest version of Android, Gingerbread.
It has a 4.30inch Super AMOLED Plus screen - one of the best screen technologies on the market - and sticks to the WVGA resolution of the first Galaxy S.
The camera however has received a massive boost, upping the sensor resolution to 8-megapixel with AF and LED flash and bringing in 1080p full HD video recording, making it one of the very few handsets capable of doing so.
There's also a dual core application processor (the Exynos 4210) built by Samsung Electronics, one which comes with ARM's Mali GPU and is clocked at 1.2 GHz.
Like the Nexus S, it also integrates near field technology which allows touch technologies to be rolled out.
Other improvements include a 1650mAh battery, a front facing full HD camera, the whole set of Google services, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory expandable to 48GB, A-GPS , HDMI out, Wi-Fi and DLNA compatibility.