Samsung Galaxy S II HD tipped for UK launch

Jan 17, 2012
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Samsung Galaxy S II HD tipped for UK launch

Samsung is apparently bringing the Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD to the UK, as the Galaxy S II HD, a version of its best-selling dual-core smartphone packing a 720p HD capable Super AMOLED HD display. Although not yet officially confirmed by Samsung itself, the non-LTE smartphone briefly cropped up with UK retailer MobiCity where it was spotted by MoDaCo, though no UK pricing, release date or product page are currently available.

However, based on the US and South Korean variants, along with a product page from the retailer's Australian division, we have a good idea what the Samsung Galaxy S II HD will offer. In short, it's just the Galaxy S II we were hoping for: gone is the WVGA display, which although color-rich and with broad viewing angles, was looking short on pixels in comparison to qHD and 720p rivals, replaced by a 4.65-inch 1280 x 720 panel that we're guessing is the same as on the Galaxy Nexus.

There's also a 1,850 mAh battery to keep that display - and the 1.5GHz dual-core Scorpion processor with 1GB of RAM - running all day, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung's own TouchWiz tweaks.

In Australia, the Galaxy S II HD will be priced at AU$749 ($780/£508) and is apparently in-stock now. However it's possible that this is a grey-import of the Korean LTE model; the retailer is using images of that variant on its product page, and the E120s product code is the same as Samsung uses in Korea.

[via GottaBeMobile]


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