This post aims to collate all relevant information about Samsung Galaxy S2 in the Philippines.
Overview and Complete Specifications Table:
8.5mm-thin Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 is the next iteration to the popular Samsung Galaxy S i9000. This flagship handset runs Android 2.3 OS with its dual core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and comes replete with a 4.3-inch SuperAMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, Mali-400MP graphics chip, 8 MegaPixel camera with LED flash and autofocus, 1080p 30fps HD video recorder, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, 1 GB RAM, microSD card slot and microUSB port. As for connectivity, Galaxy S2 supports Wifi, Bluetooth and HSPA+ (4G).
|Name||Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Price Category||High-End (Flagship Release)|
|Dimensions||125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm|
|Operating System||Android 2.3 Gingerbread|
|Display||4.3" Capacitive Touchscreen, SuperAMOLED display, 16M Colors|
|Processor||Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, Mali-400MP GPU, Orion chipset|
|Camera||8MP camera with LED flash, Full HD video capture capability|
|Video Capture||1080p, 30 frames per second|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4/H.264/H.263 player MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player, details to follow|
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||5 Ghz Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0+HS|
|Network||2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network: HSPA+ (4G?)|
|Memory||16GB and 32GB options|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1650 mAh|
|Value-Added Features||Gorilla Glass screen, TouchWiz UI, Readers Hub, Social Hub, Games Hub, Music Hub, Google Services Suite. For Camera: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization|
Release Date and Pricing Details
Just this afternoon, we received information from a very reliable source that Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 will be released in the Philippines this coming June. Last week, another source told us that Globe Telecom will be the official and sole carrier of Samsung Galaxy S2 in the country. Note that these information have yet to be confirmed by Samsung Philippines.
As for pricing, Samsung Galaxy S2 currently comes with an SRP of $750 (or roughly Php 32,000 with current conversion) in the United States. I'm inclined to believe that the phone don a similar price tag when it finally reaches our shores.
Update as of June 20, 2011
We've just received word from Samsung Philippines that the official suggested retail price of Samsung Galaxy S2 in the country is Php 29,990.
We'll update this post as soon we get more info about the handset. Stay tuned.