Samsung has officially confirmed that the Galaxy S II will start being rolled out to selected territories this month as planned. Samsung Electronics's official Twitter account showed up a message saying that "it will be gradually rolled out in each market according to the local launch timetable."
Yesterday, we learnt about Samsung's apparent plans to boost the processor that's inside the Galaxy S II; at this point we're not sure whether the S II will use the Exynos 4210 exclusively or if as we believe, there might be another supplier involved.
That said, two of the online retailers we contacted told us they were getting stocks of the Samsung Galaxy S II towards the end of May which means that either they haven't been updated or Europe will come during the second wave (the first one hitting South Korea first).
The phone is expected to cost well over £500 with some stores like Expansys pushing the handset for nearly £550 for the 16GB model which roughly matches the price of the iPhone 4 at £510.
The Samsung Galaxy S II comes with a monstrous 4.27-inch Super AMOLED screen with a WVGA resolution, a dual core ARM Cortex A9 system on chip, 1GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB onboard storage, Wi-Fi, Near Field Communications, a 8.1 megapixel camera with full 1080p HD video recording, video playback at 30 frames per second and a 2-megapixel front facing camera.