Samsung Mobiles India today unveiled its latest creation, the Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone, which is the upgrade of Samsung Galaxy S announced last year. The phone will be hitting the markets next month and is priced at Rs 32,890 for the 16 GB version.
Although there are both 16GB and 32GB versions available internationally, but for reasons untold, the Galaxy S 2 will only be available in 16GB capacity in India. There is no official word from Samsung on the future availability of the 32 GB version.
The Galaxy S2 is based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and has a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) Plus display, which is better than the conventional AMOLED displays in terms of contrast ratio and colour reproduction.
The S2 also features an ARM cortex A9 based 1.2 GHz dual core processor and a dedicated graphics chip from ARM MALI. A 1 GB RAM has been included for better functioning. The phone comes with HDMI and USB for on the go connectivity as well (Separate accessories needed to be purchased to use these features as they do not come as a part of the handset bundle).
It features an 8 megapixel back camera which is capable of full HD 1080 video recording, and a 2 megapixel front facing camera. S2 will have support for Near Field Communications or NFC as well for mobile transactions.
The Galaxy S2 will be up for prebooking form tomorrow (Thursday) onwards through the Samsung online store for a token amount of Rs 1,000.
Samsung has also tied up with Vodafone to launch this phone in India. Hence, you can also buy this phone from Vodafone stores from June 3 onwards. Vodafone will be offering a complimentary 1GB per month 3G data usage for the customers of Samsung Galaxy S2 for the next six months as a part of the deal.
Users can also wait a little further as the Galaxy S2 will go for sale through all Samsung stores starting June 9.