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Samsung Galaxy SII available on Vodafone

Mobile phone network Vodafone is now carrying the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S, in the S II, on contracts starting from £40 a month.

The 10 million plus best-selling Galaxy S replacement arrives with 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.

The S II runs from a dual-core processor, with Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 and a 4.27-inch 480x800 WVGA Super AMOLED Plus screen.

Samsung has adopted the Super AMOLED Plus display, which uses RealStripe tech for an increased sub-pixel count with a much more detailed and clearer image.

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.

On-board is an 8megapixel 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 Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2.

Vodafone’s Samsung Galaxy S II offering arrives free with 900 minutes, an unlimited text message bundle and a 750MB data allowance for £40 a month, over a 24-month period.

Orange currently appears to have the lowest costing tariff for the Galaxy S II at £30 a month, with 500 minutes, an unlimited text message allowance and an email and internet package included.

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 Kerr
Rob Kerr

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.