Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S II smartphone is now available in a fetching white colourway, giving fans of the slimline handset another reason to choose it over Apple’s ubiquitous iPhone.
Echoing Apple’s tradition of offering iPhones in black and white, Samsung is perhaps lifting a cheeky finger to the Californians, who recently succeeded in stopping Samsung from selling its tablets due to their similarity to the iPad. The Galaxy S II looks a bit like an iPhone after all, but then a lot of flat, rectangular phones look an awful lot like other flat, rectangular phones.
“Since its launch in May the Galaxy S II has been a huge hit with Samsung consumers,” gushed Samsung’s managing director of mobile, Simon Stanford. “We always want to offer a range of products that suit different people and are delighted to now be able to give consumers the choice of the UK’s leading Android smartphone in black or white,” he added.
The white version of the Galaxy S II is currently available for £485 from online retailer Kingofgadgets.co.uk, while other retailers and networks are expecting to stock the new phone over the coming weeks.
The Galaxy S II has been unveiled in America this week, with many expecting it to be the first true competitor for the iPhone 4. The handset has proved to be Samsung’s fastest selling phone ever, with global sales of over 5 million since its launch in April/May this year.
The Galaxy S II boasts a huge 4.3 inch AMOLED screen, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and capacity for 4G data connection, trumping the iPhone 4 on most spec levels except for screen resolution.