Samsung Galaxy Z release date: Will not launch in the UK

Samsung has "no plans" to release cut-down S II in the UK

Budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy not coming to the UK.

Just days after new pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Z handset appeared online Samsung has announced that Sammy fans in Blighty will not be seeing the cut-down version of the Galaxy S II on these fair shores anytime soon.

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The Samsung Galaxy Z was spied over in Sweden earlier this week, where it may-or-may-not have been accidentally revealed by Three.

The Galaxy Z looked to be a more budget-friendly version of the UK's current leading smartphone, the Galaxy S II. With a 1GHz dual-core processor, the Galaxy Z is slightly out-specced by its 1.2GHz-toting bigger brother, with the handset's display also on the receiving end of a downgrade having been cut from a retina-burning Super AMOLED screen to a more standard Super Clear LCD. The camera also takes a hit in the name of pricing, dropping from 8-megapixels to a lowly 5.

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