Samsung Galaxy S II getting 1.2Ghz processor in UK, launch still on track

Samsung has confirmed with Pocket-lint that it will be shipping the Samsung Galaxy S II, first announced at Mobile World Congress in February, in the UK with a 1.2Ghz processor rather than a 1GHz processor previously announced.

The news will be welcomed by those looking for one of the most powerful handsets on the market when it launches in across Europe in April – something that Samsung has said all along and reaffirmed with Pocket-lint.

"Samsung GALAXY S II will be released in April starting from Europe as planned and will be gradually rolled out in other countries. The launch date will differ by countries," a Samsung spokeswomen told Pocket-lint.

That suggests that while some countries in Europe will be getting it in April, the UK launch is likely to be end of April if not early May. Something that isn't in the phone's favour is the amount of Bank Holidays at the end of the month. 

However what isn't clear talking to Samsung and Nvidia is whether the UK stock will be powered by Samsung own chip, or by Nvidia’s Tegra 2.

Samsung has confirmed with Pocket-lint that territories will be getting one or the other, but at the moment is sure which is destined for the UK.

We will keep you posted.

 

Samsung Galaxy S II hands-on