Samsung Galaxy S II priced £599 ahead of May 6th release

Play.com make Galaxy S II available for pre-order

Second-gen Galaxy S touching down early May under £600

Following speculation of a sky-high pricing last week, online retailer Play.com has become the latest outlet to make the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II available for pre-order with the device coming in at £599.99.

Listed only the 16GB model, Play's Galaxy S II pricing is the lowest to date with the handset previously appearing on Expansys priced £649.99. Whilst the Galaxy S II was made available for pre-order with online tech retailer Clove with a claimed March arrival, its £612 16GB offering was overshaddowed by the hefty £708 price tag bestowed upon the 32GB model.

Set to land sporting a 1GHz dual-core processor and stunning 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, the Galaxy S II will come equipped with an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera with Full HD 1080p video recording capabilities and a second 2-megapixel forward-facing snapper. Boasting a stunningly sleek design the Galaxy S II measures in at just 8.49mm thick and a mere 116 grams in weight.

The May 6th shipping date that has touched down alongside the handset's Play.com availability, is fitting with official word from a Samsung spokeswomen who, talking exclusively with T3.com, said: “The Galaxy S II will be available in the second quarter during May.” She added: “We are unable to comment on price as this is set by the operators."

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Samsung Galaxy S II hands-on video
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Samsung Galaxy S II video | Source: T3 Tech Videos

Samsung Galaxy S II hands-on video
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Samsung Galaxy S II video | Source: T3 Tech Videos

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