It has finally happened, and no later than expected – the Samsung Galaxy S II (16GB) is officially on its way to India. It is destined for shelves with a June 10 retail release date and Rs. 32,890 price tag, and can be pre-ordered now. The Galaxy S II can however be procured a week earlier, if you go the Vodafone way…having scored an exclusive launch deal, Vodafone will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S II online at the same Rs. 32,890 price tag, from June 3.
What’s pleasantly surprising is the almost modest price of the Galaxy S II, a phone that can rest easy with the expectations of being Samsung’s flagship handheld. Endowed with specs more than sufficient to take on any competitor in the market (definitely, the more expensive Indian iPhone 4), we’re glad a top-end premium was not stuck onto this product. Elsewhere, a high price was one of the few cons in a long list of positive reviews of the product.
Salient features of this Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus 480×800 display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos processor with a Mali 400 GPU, 8MP camera 1080p HD video recording, and 16GB of inbuilt storage for the base model