Samsung Galaxy S2 Price Update in Philippines : Now Only Php 24,990! Is It Because S3 is Arriving?!

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Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation has just slashed a whopping Php 5,000 off the official suggested retail price of its 2011 flagship Android handset, Samsung Galaxy S2. Retailers, please note.

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We got the confirmation yesterday via Samsung Mobile Philippines' official Twitter account.

Aside from the smartphone starting to feel old, a price cut this big can only mean one thing: The successor to Samsung Galaxy S2 - the company's 2012 flagship release - is already on the horizon.

Some insiders are already calling the refresh Samsung Galaxy S3 but, as of writing, the company hasn't even made a formal statement on the handset's existence. Nonetheless, Samsung is expected to officially announce and unveil its new top-of-the-line smartphone via an exclusive event in London set to happen within the day - so keep checking TP for updates.

TP Thoughts: 'One of the Best Smartphones of 2011'

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Putting the smartphone-tablet hybrid Samsung Galaxy Note in a separate category, Samsung Galaxy S2 is probably the best smartphone of 2011 in terms of internal specifications and display quality.

Sure, the handset lacked the durable and elegant aluminum enclosure of HTC Sensation or the powerful camera of Nokia N8 Belle, but the combined charm and performance of its 1.2 GHz Dual Core Exynos chipset processor, Mali 400MP graphics, 1 GB of RAM, and stunning 4.3-inch SuperAMOLED display made it a true best-seller, which greatly helped catapult Samsung to top smartphone manufacturer status.

With Samsung Galaxy S2, the company showed consumers that it is capable of coming up with an ultra-thin smartphone that can top benchmarks charts and smoke the competition. I'd imagine that it will be quite a challenge to create a handset to supersede such a strong previous generation release, then again if there's a company that can do, it's definitely Samsung.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High-End (2011 Flagship Release)
Dimensions125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm
Weight 116 grams
Available Colors Black
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread upon release, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update, Out Now
Display 4.3-inch (271 ppi), 480 x 800 pixels resolution, Gorilla Glass Capacitive Touchscreen, SuperAMOLED display, 16M Colors
Processor Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos 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
Uptime TBA
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
Announcement February 2011
Availability Q2 2011
Price Upon Release in 2011: Php 29,990
2012 Price Update: Php 24,990

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