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Update: The official specs for the Samsung Galaxy S II have been released, proving the rumours to be far less than accurate. The Korean manufacturer bills it as the world’s thinnest smartphone, measuring an extra thin 8.9 mm beating the iPhone 4’s 9.3 mm. It’s no slouch, being powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and also sports a 4.27" Super AMOLED Plus screen topping the original Galaxy’s 4" display, with screen resolution staying the same at 480 x 800. It runs on the latest iteration of the Android platform namely 2.3 (Gingerbread), while including Samsung’s TouchWiz 4.0 user interface as well as their innovative SWYPE typing technology.
 
Samsung’s much anticipated Galaxy S might not even be available in South Africa yet, but rumours have already begun circulating the net about its follow up (i9200).    
 
The reported specification list looks incredible with the device sporting a 4.3" (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED 2 display, an eight megapixel camera with Full HD (1080p) video recording and a host of sensors including an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity as well as ambient light sensors.
 
Powering this smartphone is a 2 GHz CPU with Android 3.0 as its operating system and it will also feature 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of ROM, a 3.5 mm audiojack, A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 32 GB of built-in flash memory as well as a microSD card slot supporting cards up to 32 GB in size. 
 
This latest leak also comes on the back of the Galaxy S Pro specs that was released indicating that it will boast a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, a 4" super AMOLED (800 x 400) display, a five megapixel camera with 720p recording capabilities, 512 MB of RAM and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard with raised keys.
 
If even half of the Galaxy S2’s specs turn out to be true then this is going to be one seriously desirable handset that is supposedly due for early 2011.

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