Samsung has announced the launch of its flagship Android device – Samsung Galaxy S II in India at a press event in New Delhi. Arguably the best Android phone in the world right now, Samsung Galaxy S II boasts some of the jaw-dropping hardware specs.
It comes with a 4.3″ Super AMOLED plus display, 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and LED Flash, a 2MP front camera, 1080p video capture and NFC Support. It runs on Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” with TouchWiz 4.0 UI layer and is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. It is also the thinnest Android smartphone right now. Following the foot steps of Samsung Galaxy S, which was launched under different variants in US and across the world, Galaxy S2 is expected to do as well as it’s predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Price in India
Samsung announced that, Galaxy S II will retail at Rs 32,890 across all retail outlets in India from June 9, however the pre-booking will kick start from 26th May.
It is interesting to note that Rs 32,890 translates to $727 (approx) which is way lesser than the retail prices of the same device in US & UK, where it is priced at $849 & $820 respectively (Source: Amazon). We must clarify that we are not sure if the Indian version of Galaxy S2 is exactly same as the US/UK version. You might know that the Galaxy S was launched with SLCD screen (instead of Super AMOLED) here in India.
Update: It is now confirmed that Galaxy S2 comes with NFC and Super AMOLED Plus screen in India as well! Check the specification below (via @micklovzu)
Credit must be given to Samsung who have always launched their smartphones and tablets in India almost at the same time as their global launch. So, will you be buying Galaxy S2 in India?
Pssstt… Aircel India just announced the launch of iPhone 4 in India. Coincidence?!
Update: A shocker really! One of the first buyers in India @tanmays claims that NFC is absent in Indian version of Samsung Galaxy S II. Click here for more details. If that is the case then it contradicts the claim made by Samsung when announcing Galaxy S II in India last month. Not that NFC is relevant in India at this point of time, but Samsung should have clarified it before launch. Now that explains why it is cheaper than US & UK?