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Samsung today announced the launch of its flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S II in a press event in New Delhi.
Touted to be one of the thinnest Android handset in the market, Samsung Galaxy S II was unveiled in Mobile World Congress earlier this year and is the successor of the illustrious Samsung Galaxy S.
Specs-wise, it boasts 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. The phone will retail at Rs 32,890 (727$) across all retail outlets in India from June 9, however the pre-booking will kick start from tomorrow.
Planning to buy Samsung Galaxy S II? Do check out our unboxing video (Tip: this unboxing was done at 8,000 feet in an aircraft) and our hands-on video.
Update: Vodafone has tied up with Samsung to grab a 6 day exclusivity over Samsung Galaxy S II’s sales in India i.e. Vodafone will start retailing the handset from June 3.
Also, Vodafone has introduced a special data plan for all the new Galaxy S II customers wherein it will be offering 1GB free data for 6 months.
Kumar Ramanathan, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Essar Ltd, said:
“Vodafone is happy to associate with Samsung and bring Samsung Galaxy SII to its customers in India. The phone can be best experienced with the Faster, Smarter, Better 3G offered by Vodafone and we are confident that the customers will love the experience. The phone combines the best of innovation and design, something that Vodafone has pioneered in, time and again.”
Update 2: The pre-booking will be start online tomorrow and users can book one for Rs 1000 ($22). Samsung also promised several exclusive online offers, however its details hasn’t be shared as yet.
Update 3: Surprisingly, the official pre-booking page for Samsung Galaxy S II is now live. As a special pre-booking offer, Samsung is offering a host of other goodies such as HDTV Adapter, Car Charger, molife Fit to use case and Screen protector for free.
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