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Samsung Galaxy S II coming to O2

Mobile phone network O2 has unveiled it is getting the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II handset, when the phone arrives in May this year with the updated 1.2Ghz dual-core processor.

Samsung’s GT-I9100 Galaxy S II phone is set to arrive at the start of next month, as one of the slimmest and lightest handsets around and the first mobile to contain the new AMOLED screen technology.

Samsung’s sequel to the Galaxy S tips up in an 8.9mm thin chassis, whilst weighing in at 116grams, with an 8MP camera and an updated 1.2Ghz dual-core processor – from the 1Ghz variant, announced at Mobile World Congress.

The Galaxy S II 4.27-inch WVGA 480x800 comes with the Super AMOLED Plus screen technology, which is the largest, brightest and most colourful screen available in the Samsung arsenal.

Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 is the OS behind the device where it’s the second time it’s has appeared on a Samsung handset, where the Google made Nexus S was the world’s very first mobile with the untainted platform at the end of last year.

O2 hasn’t made public any tariff prices yet for the Samsung Galaxy S II. The network currently carries the original Galaxy S, on a £27 a month contract, which has 300 minutes attached, an unlimited text message bundle with an additional £6 fee for a 500MB data allowance. One Mobile Ring believes the Galaxy S II will mirror the same tariff setup, with the same benefits.

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.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.