I’ve lost count how many versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II are currently available now. It seems each and every carrier in the U.S. has its own version of the device, slightly modified in some way to include things like 4G LTE connectivity or a slightly larger display. In the U.K. we have just one, but that could be about to change thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S II HD.
The device is very similar to the original Galaxy S II, only it features a larger 4.65-inch 720p display with a 1,280 x 720 resolution, and a few minor improvements to its internals. According to an advert posted on MobiCity, a U.K.-based mobile phone store, it’s making its way to Britain.
The specifications match those of the Korean Galaxy S II HD, which boasts improvements such as LTE (unavailable to those in the U.K.), NFC, and a 1,850 mAh battery. But other than those things — and of course that big, high-resolution display — it’s the same as its predecessor.
Samsung is yet to confirm that the device will actually make it to the U.K., but if it’s true, it shouldn’t be too long before we hear the official announcement. Some reports expect the company to unveil the device at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, but I’m not sure that launching the device alongside the next-generation Galaxy S III would be such a good idea.
The Galaxy S II has undoubtedly been one of the most popular Android smartphones ever, with over 10 million units of the handset sold. It’s no wonder, then, that Samsung wants to milk it as much as possible, but have we seen enough of the Galaxy S II now?
Would you be at all interested in the Galaxy S II HD, or would you rather hold on for the Galaxy S III?