British mobile retailer Mobicity has prematurely announced the arrival of the new Samsung Galaxy S II HD, according to a report by Android Central.
The online store revealed that the successor to the Galaxy S II will feature a 720p HD screen and faster 1.5GHz processor. Additionally, display size will be increased to 4.65-inches and a more powerful 1850mAh battery will be included and Gingerbread is expected to be the OS of choice.
The Galaxy S II HD first appeared for the Korean market back in September (albeit with added LTE connectivity), however, this latest speculation adds some credence to rumours that the handset will make its way to Europe soon. The Australian Mobicity site has also listed the phone, so we can expect it to appear there at some point too.
Samsung’s Galaxy S II has been a global success for the company, with many considering it the benchmark for Android handsets. Therefore it would make sense that the Korean manufacturer would look to build HD capability onto this already proven platform.
Sources are suggesting that Samsung may be preparing a full launch of the Galaxy S II HD at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress in February, however no official word has been forthcoming as of yet.