Samsung Galaxy S II coming in mid to late March for a steep price

Samsung Galaxy S II coming in mid to late March for a steep price
Clove UK has made public the price of the Samsung Galaxy S II, and it's not pretty - according to the online retailer, the successor of the much loved Samsung Galaxy S is to cost $820 for the 16GB version and $949 for the 32GB one. These prices are "subject to change", though, so Samsung may discount them a little bit when these two versions of the Galaxy S II are finally released.

Also, we have some availability details - the phone is set to arrive in "mid to late March" in the UK, and it's already available for pre-order.

As you know from our hands-on (which you can read again here), this monster of a phone is to pack a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1GHz dual-core Exynos processor (in some areas, the Samsung Galaxy S II will be powered by a Tegra 2 processor), two cameras, Gingerbread and NFC support. Pretty impressive specs, indeed, but would you pay this steep, steep price for the Samsung Galaxy S II? Tell us with your comments.

source: Clove via Android Authority

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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)



1. Eingild unregistered

Personally, I would not buy a smartphone with a pricetag as steep as this one. For me, just like the iPhone 4, it is quit impractical to purchase something which is mainly used for communication. But hey, that's just me. Some users out there are fortunate enough to buy these expensive smartphones. I'll stick with my Samsung Wave for a while. I've been eyeing on some affordable android handsets to replace it in the near future. If only Apple could release an iPhone for the mass, that would be awsome. :D

3. Eingild unregistered

quit = quite*

32. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Apple released the iphone 4 16Gb for $879 and 32Gb for $999 here in Australia. The SGS II is so much more than the iphone 4 (and yet its cheaper), so WTF is everyone complaining about??

2. digdug unregistered

That's way too pricey. For example LG Optimus 2X's preorder price is 150 euros less in my country and even that is expensive.

33. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Yeah, and its an LG.. If LG had an impecable record for handset quality and updates, then I'd pay the same price as the SGS II, but they don't.

4. danman7200 unregistered

no way would i purcahse any phone at this price. i will probably purchase the lg optimus as im due an upgrade to get this free on contract probably at least £40 over 24 months.

5. kevin

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 24, 2011

Rip off

6. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

I still do not know why anyone would buy a phone, if they already have a more modern smartphone with a 1ghz processor, before the end of the year when all of the monster phones will come out with the quad cores. By the end of the year the phones will truly be able to pull off what the Atrix purports to do: become a laptop. I will wait until then because my rooted Evo is still good enough for anything I want to do-save take pictures in lowlight conditions or with moving subjects.

8. franksyed1

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 28, 2011

exactly. .

7. franksyed1

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 28, 2011

m user of n900. . m very very infact more than very happy with it. . i really thought this as my next . GS-2 is a beast of a device , but its sad samsung making it not so easy to get it. . i would not buy it for so much instead put some more dollars and get a laptop!!!

9. B unregistered

Totally extreme prices,we all know apple charge way over the top for their products trying to catch people in the 'premium' feel but these prices for android will never be accepted by the alert android population. With the Motorola Atrix,optimus 2x,optimus 3d being comparable in tech but far far cheaper Samsung might have a big disappointment on their hands

10. HackNet unregistered

WOW! Who in their right mind would pay that much for a mobile phone?? Samsung will fail unless they drop it down to $400-$600 range. just my 2 cents

11. cristianer

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 20, 2010

So expensive, I won't be able to buy it here where the dolar is 4.15 ----- :-(

12. CH unregistered

No way would I ever pay this kind of an amount for a smartphone. I had my "limit" set for 300€ a way back then, then I raised it to 400€ only knowing that there isn't much of a difference between 300€ and 400€ phones, so I raised it again to 500€, but I would NEVER pay 600€ or more for a phone. Seriously a 1GHz singlecore phone will be enough for many years if you ask my opinion. Dualcores and quadcores won't "take over" because their price-tags will be set accordingly. Besides most games will still be "arcade-like" and will easily be played with a 1GHz processor if even the 3D ones play nicely. I don't think games like "Infinity Blade" will just roam over other games in the market. It's still a handset, not a gaming console, so people will like to play more "casual" games and leave the hardcore games to more suited devices with bigger screens and proper gaming pads. Systems like the PC, Xbox360 and PS3 and their followers. A touchscreen for "hardcore" games? Unlikely... Good luck at getting headshots with that :D

13. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

cause you know, those samsung galaxy S' feel like premium products to deman such a high price...I think it would feel more sturdy in the hand if they made it from paper...

14. tq3866

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 20, 2011

Wow Too expensive. I bet it won't receive updates until months later just like the first generation of GS

15. sergio1990 unregistered

It's same old story... Galaxy S was considered to cost as much as 1000$ before getting to the stores, but a little later it fell to more acceptable prices :-) I hope it's the same situation, and Galaxy S2 ends up at 600$... :-P

16. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

it seems like clove UK is the one who set the high price. anyway, the price would be $199 with a 2year contract in US market. it won't be higher than that.

17. pecemaloto

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

i dont know whats the fuss... ALL PHONES HERE IN EUROPE CAN BE OBTAINED FOR FREE ON A 40-50EUR+ A MONTH(24) CONTRACT... SO WILL BE THIS... That price is irrelevant from a consumers point(and probably will be lowered when the phone will be released...)

19. CH unregistered

The price is NOT irrelevant. You still have to pay it in a few years with monthly fees. If you're a student like me who doesn't have a job, it is indeed a high price to pay something like 20€ more per month. But a 300€ phone would settle down for 10€/month, which is a whole different story compared to 20€/30€... Luckily I have stashed away that much to get that monthly plan though, but most students here DON'T :) That's why people still rant about prices. The higher the cost, the higher the monthly fees will be, since it's almost everytime paid in 2 years and not more. Everyone can pay a few months yea, but after that 1 year some people will eventually be screwed unless they get a loan or are guaranteed to get a job during the summer.

18. malindalk

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

Too Expensive I think HTC Thunderbolt or LG Optimus 2X are better!!...………..

20. Hitesh unregistered

rip off. If the pre order is going for $820 (16gb), who will order it. Sammy you have to drop the price at least $200-250 to compete with Atrix and other dual-core goodies.

35. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

$200-250 for the Atrix is on contract.. $820 for the 16gb is for buying the phone outright!! Fark there are some knobs in here!

21. OfcJScottG

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Hell NO!!!!! Especially given how buggy the first version of the Galaxy S was!!

22. pecemaloto

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

whats with all the minuses... Has some1 skip his porn-session, so it needs to do this??

30. Misanthropos

Posts: 56; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

fap fap fap fap fap fap fap

24. Bla unregistered

Hello, there are websites for pre-order at 550 euros! I would say something but you'd probably sue me. "Update: We just found a couple of other retailers that offer it at the more reasonable price of €600 and even a Swiss shop that has it for €550 with a late May shipping schedule." hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wouldn't expect less from phonearena!

25. catalonia is not Spain unregistered

Vodafone is going to give me two HTC desire HD anD two Samsung galaxy S2 for FREE!!!

26. CTAPbIi unregistered

I'm pretty sure Clove wanna make couple of bucks. Mosr probable the price tag will be $600

28. Zachwww unregistered

It won't be that much on a contract it wouldnt be anymore then like 250-300 on contract in the u.s. With those specs hands down I'd pay up to 350-400 for a 2 year contract with this phone

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