Orange's Everything Everywhere partner, T-Mobile, has confirmed that it will sell the Samsung Galaxy S2 from June, giving all the other mobile phone networks - including 3 Mobile - a one month head start.
The phone was originally scheduled to go on sale in March but was then pushed back to April and then May in what some, like Cnet, viewed as a cunning marketing ploy to get extra coverage.
Some independent online retailers, like mobiles.co.uk, which is a subsidiary of Carphone Warehouse, are saying that the phone may land in customers hands in the week commencing the 25th of April. Given the number of bank holidays lined up for the rest of the month, the 3rd of May seems the most likely date for the rest of us to receive any parcels.
The S2 is the rightful heir to the Samsung Galaxy S and comes with a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED plus display, as well as an improved system on chip which has yet to be named but which will be clocked at 1.2GHz.
The rest of the specification list matches what you'd expect from a high-end smartphone; an eight-megapixel camera that can record full HD content, a front facing full HD camera, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a tiny waistline, lightweight with full connectivity including HDMI.
Phones4U has already committed to sell the Galaxy S2 and has started taking orders for the handset, albeit only on Orange.