Truth be told, and if money is no object, you could potentially have a Samsung Galaxy S II in your hand in less than two weeks, as it is going to be available via UK company Phones4U, and they will begin shipping it as early as April 27.
Still for Canadians that are happy to stick with their carriers, and waiting to upgrade their handset to what is looking to the most powerful Android superphone in the world, Mobile Syrup had the chance to quickly question a Samsung Exec on what time frame Canadians should expect:
“During the Nexus S launch event this morning I had a quick conversation with Samsung VP Paul Brennan who stated the incredibly thin Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S II will be released in Canada. They are still working our the carrier details but he’s optimistic that it’ll launch either really late Q2, but more likely early Q3 time period (definitely in time for the back-to-school time).
This puts an arrival date for the Samsung Galaxy S II at the very earliest at late June 2011, or, in all likelihood, early July 2011.
As we already mentioned, this is an absolute beast of a phone.
The specs include the following:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display
- dual-core 1.2GHz processor (reputed to be the fastest yet)
- 1GB of RAM
- 8.49mm thin
- only 116 grams
- NFC capabilities
- 8 megapixel camera with LED flash
- 1080p HD video recording capable of recording video at 30fps
- 2 megapixel front facing camera
Also check out this cool comparison of display technologies:
And you know what’s ironic is that the editor of the piece at Mobile Syrup that we are referencing here said that it’s looking like Canada might even get the device before the United States. For a country famous for receiving the world’s most advanced mobile tech much later than the rest of the world, this is simply hilarious. Either way, for ardent ultraphone fanatics, the device can be yours very soon if you pony up. It will be able to achieve ridiculous download speeds and is compatible with Bell, Rogers, and Telus.
Stay tuned for more! Can you wait this long?
Also, check out our Superphone comparison!
Via Mobile Syrup, thanks guys!
Image Credit for Display comparison goes to PhoneArena