Samsung Confirms the White Galaxy S II, Hitting UK September 1st

We’ve been hearing a lot of talk about this white Samsung Galaxy S II over the past couple of days. I’ve never thought a phone’s alternate color could be big news, but apparently it is. If you needed confirmation it was coming, Samsung has officially announced its existence in the form of a press release. It’s headed straight for the UK on September 1st at major carriers retailers. If you’ve been looking for something that looks awfully similar to the white iPhone 4, here it is. Nothing different from the original except for color. Press release is straight ahead.

SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES WHITE GALAXY S II TO HIT UK SHORES

Samsung’s most powerful Smartphone yet now available in white from the 1st September

29 July 2011, London, UK – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., today announces that following the success of the original Galaxy S II released in May this year, the popular handset will now also be available in white in the UK from the 1st September 2011. The sleek and stylish Galaxy S II is the first handset to offer Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus screen technology, the largest, brightest and most colourful screen available in Samsung’s portfolio of devices.

Super slim (8.49mm) and lightweight (116g) Samsung’s Galaxy S II runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is super-fast thanks to its dual-core 1.2GHz processor. The device’s exceptionally bright screen makes it perfect for watching movies and TV or playing games and looking at apps, with its ground-breaking ‘organic’ LED technology, Super AMOLED Plus also saving energy so you can enjoy watching content without affecting the battery life.

The Galaxy S II is built for multi-tasking, its dual-core processor makes switching between applications and loading web pages such as Google, Yahoo and YouTube quick, whilst superior 3D hardware means games and videos can be loaded and played with ease. What’s more, there’s immediate access to content and services such as catch up TV and movie downloads, thanks to super-fast connectivity and WiFi, with speeds up to 21Mbps which provides increased download speeds, and Bluetooth 3.0+HS which reduces data transfer times significantly.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “Sales of the Galaxy S II have surpassed all expectations since its release in May this year. The arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S II white brings to market an incredibly stylish addition to our latest multi-award winning handset. The Galaxy S II is our slimmest, lightest, fastest and now whitest smartphone, the first device to offer Super AMOLED Plus screen technology, alongside the most advanced technical specifications including the latest Android OS and a dual core processor.”

The Galaxy S II also features an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording and playback, Samsung’s patented AllShare technology so you can share pictures, movies, and music with other devices and Samsung’s new Kies Air which lets people manage their smartphone contents from their PC via local WiFi connections.

A new ‘Live Panel’ feature on the Galaxy S II allows aggregation of live web, social networking and application contents to a single customisable home-screen, whilst it’s possible to place all the important parts of your life onto three adjacent home screens which you can switch between simply by pressing and holding on the screen. As with all the Samsung Galaxy family, the Galaxy S II features Samsung Hubs, providing a huge range of entertainment content, advanced mobile games and the ability to manage social networking accounts.

The Samsung Galaxy S II white will be available in the UK across all major networks and retailers from 1st September 2011.

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  • MarcusDW

    And still, why all the secrecy behind the US launch? Where’s the big NYC party to show of the 5 or 6 different Frankensteined GSII’s. Oh wait that’s the problem.

  • gs6456

    That’s a good looking phone.

  • endone

    The SECOND version of this phone gets a release date a month in advance in the UK, while the FIRST version hasnt even gotten a date… something is wrong with this picture.

  • joejoe509

    I personally prefer the professional black. White is too “pimp” for me. This is the phone that Paris Hilton will buy. White says “look at me!” or even worse “steal me!” If my wife likes the white, I’d buy it for her. That said, I’ll take ANY Galaxy SII in ANY color at this point!

  • Manbo

    Looks nice, but a bit too flash for my tastes. If Samsung wants to ship me one I won’t complain though :)