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Price Of Galaxy SII Drops As Samsung Preps Another iPhone 5 Rival

The price of the Samsung Galaxy SII smartphone has dropped by £70 on the day that rumours of a new flagship competitor from the Korean manufacturer emerged this morning.

The Galaxy SII is currently on sale at Amazon for £429.49 including free delivery and it comes as no surprise that the phone is already the best selling handset and the most wished for from the retailer.

Such a sudden and significant cut only fuels rumours that Samsung will launch another top of the range Android-based handset to counter the forthcoming Apple iPhone 5 which is set to be launched in September.

The Galaxy S2 is still one of the most desirable handsets on the market; it is both slimmer and lighter than any smartphone available and manages to cram in some very attractive features.

Top of the list is a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive Super AMOLED screen, complemented by a Samsung Exynos 4210 dual core system on chip clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, Wi-Fi, an eight-megapixel camera with an LED flash, full HD recording and playback, a two-megapixel front facing webcam plus Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 with a layer of Touchwiz UI on top (v4.0).

There are cheaper dual core Android-based smartphones like the LG Optimus 2X or the Optimus 3D but none of them offer the same raw amount of firepower as the Samsung Galaxy S2.