Skip to main content

Samsung delays Galaxy S 2 launch, bumps processor speed to 1.2 GHz

Samsung has announced that the launch of the Galaxy S 2 has been delayed, so Android users around the world will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the device. Samsung Mobile India announced the delay on Twitter and gave a new launch target of June at the earliest:

"Due to delay in the global launch of SGS2 the device won't be launched before June. And, its not just India but its delayed all over."

In addition, the company announced on its Estonian Facebook page that the phone's processor would be receiving a speed bump from 1.0 GHz up to 1.2 GHz. Increasing the clock speed uses more power, so hopefully Samsung found a way to ensure the device's battery will last through the day. India, Estonia, now how about some U.S. love, Sammy? [Samsung Mobile India Twitter, Samsung Estonia Facebook via SamsungHub]

  • hmm.. coolz, if i could have one... :)
  • They need to fix the GPS :P j/k :)
  • 5 bux says this is 2.2 and never going to get 2.3 =op
  • Dude if you look at the battery thats clearly the gingerbread new battery its running 2.3 or 2.4 obviously
  • So give me $5 please. Thank you. :)
  • Can't wait for this phone. Its going to be a beast!!!As long as the bootloader is unlocked and I can flash roms on it, I could care less about official updates.
  • sigh....i already waited for 6months already, might as well wait another 2-3 months. But is it just me, but these last minutes changes are starting to give me a feeling that it will be released with tons of bugs.
  • Now I'm really unsure of what to do. My upgrade's in October, so this beast will be out by then, but I'm genuinely torn between this and the EVO 3D, especially since with this latest processor bump, their specs are almost exactly the same in all the places that count. 1.2 Ghz CPU
    1 Gig RAM
    4.3" display The differences now are (with the GSII listed first) Super Amoled Plus display vs qHD 3D display
    2 Megapixel front facing vs 1.3 front facing
    1 8 Megapixel rear camera vs 2 5 megapixel rear cameras
    Samsung's higher build quality vs HTC's better support (i.e. updates)
    Touchwiz vs Sense Both have the edge in different ways. WHAT TO DO??
  • This phone is really awesome. This speed bump will make it even better.
    I can't wait for it to cone out so I can get it. The graphics on the original were incredible, even now they hold their own against the dual cores. I can't even imagine how good they'll be on this phone. Hopefully the bump in speed means that it's their own Orion processor.
    Super Amoled looks amaizing, can't wait to try out Super Amoled Plus, in comparison the screen of the other phones look washes out. I'm counting on them leaving the bootloader unlocked, so we should get more developer support than in other devices... hopefully!