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Master Geek


  # 455507 5-Apr-2011 13:01
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Eagerly awaiting more news of its release date!

I actually dreamt I had one a few weeks ago... Certainly taking my gadget lust to new depths! Embarassed




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Ultimate Geek


  # 458645 14-Apr-2011 11:57
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It's been reported on various sites (include Engadget and GSMArena) that the SGS2 will be released on May 1 in the UK, and other regions from July onwards.

At the time of writing this, there seems to be one parallel importer who's taking pre-orders for the phone. MobiCity.co.nz has the phone priced at $1219 for the 16GB model. I'm seriously looking at placing an order, depending on the state of my budget this month.

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 458649 14-Apr-2011 12:05
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440 quid from Clove which is under $1000 and nearer $900

 440.00 GBP=908.152 NZD





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Master Geek


  # 458654 14-Apr-2011 12:11
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... and with GST, it'll still be cheaper at $1044.

L.

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  # 458658 14-Apr-2011 12:21
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If you even get charged it, many haven't

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Ultimate Geek


  # 458675 14-Apr-2011 12:48
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Once you factor in shipping, it's either 464 or 470 GBP. Convert that to NZD, add on 15% GST and the various other Customs charges, and you're looking upward of $1150. Cheaper than Mobicity, but you don't have a local place you can send the phone to for any warranty issues. I guess this will be the deciding factor for some people.

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I haven't seen anyone in this thread mention it yet, but there's been a slight change to the processor of the i9100. It's now running at 1.2GHz, not 1.0GHz. A 20% increase in speed can't be a bad thing!

Eldar Murtazin (of mobile-review.com fame) has recently run a Quadrant benchmark against the updated unit, and it's scoring over 3000. That's an impressive number. I can't wait to see how it runs games.

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  # 458688 14-Apr-2011 12:59
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New Quadrant benchmarks of the 1.2GHz processor are up on Engadget...not too shabby :)
500-600 faster than the LG X2





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Ultimate Geek


  # 458696 14-Apr-2011 13:07
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Thank you for posting that. Even though I've been a geekzone member for ages, I've barely touched the forums so don't have rights to post links yet. If I could, I would have linked to the relevant article myself :).

Eldar has also recently tweeted that it's taken him about 8 hours to get down to 50% battery, which is double what he was seeing with the original SGS. (I don't know if that applies to the SGS's original 2.1 firmware or the 2.2, given that battery life was supposed to have gotten better with 2.2.)

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Ultimate Geek


  # 459117 15-Apr-2011 13:25
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I just received this from Mobicity.co.nz:

Probably the hottest topic at MobiCity over the past two months has been what the actual specifications of the Samsung i9100 Galaxy SII will be upon launch. There has been speculation primarily about the display type, 3G frequency set (NextG/XT or not), processor type and clock speed. Finally our supplier has now been able to confirm most of the information for us. Therefore we can reveal the following details;





      • Release date: First batch ships to us May 3rd. Allow extra time for shipping to us and then onto the end user.









      • Stock source: UK









      • Display: SAMOLED Plus









      • 3G Frequency set: 850 (NextG/XT/US 3G) / 900 (Optus/Vodafone Regional) / 1900 / 2100 (Telstra 3G/Three/Vodafone/Optus Metro)









      • Processor: Dual Core Exynos





What has not been revealed is whether the bump in processor clock speed from 1 to 1.2 GHz is correct, however given what we have seen so far we believe this is highly likely. We'll announce more on this once we receive more concrete information.

https://www.mobicity.com.au/index.php/blog/

Edit: Link added. 






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Geek


  # 459229 15-Apr-2011 18:13
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So where is it better to buy from, not worrying too much about price, mobicity or clove? or any others?

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Ultimate Geek


  # 459239 15-Apr-2011 19:04
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I picked Mobicity as it was the only NZ place I could find that had it (although they're an Australian company). Many people like Clove and they seem to have a great reputation, even internationally, but I wanted somewhere local. 






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Master Geek


  # 459270 15-Apr-2011 22:51
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I'll be buying mine while in the UK, with the exclusion of VAT hopefully I can get it for around $900 if the dollar improves a bit.

Not sure if I should get it sent to family where I am staying from Clove, or find a local retailer, I'm thinking the former.

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  # 459303 16-Apr-2011 09:09
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Phonearena preview here (extremely positive)

...and video:



Love the 1080p MKV playing back flawlessy!




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  # 459306 16-Apr-2011 09:25
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I hate the checkerboard thing while scrolling/zooming in the browser, also disappointed that the display is still only WVGA.




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  # 459309 16-Apr-2011 09:37
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Clove have listed the official accessories today also. Not available until June, which sadly makes it seem like Samsung will not be supplying MHL and USB OTG cables/adapters in the retail box. I hate that Samsung keep doing this with their flagship handsets!

I have a cheapy USB OTG adapter that I got for testing with the SGSII, and also should be getting an MHL cable direct from the MHL Consortium for the review, so hopefully can demo these quite fully when the time comes.

I don't think the checkerboard thing will be particularly bad, everyone who has previewed this so far has said its basically the best mobile browsing experience they've yet had. Guess we will know soon.

I'm a bit disappointed that its not sporting qHD too, but overall the package is compelling for my use nevertheless. At least they did away with the pentile matrix.




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