Samsung Galaxy S II Starts Shipping, in Korea

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Samsung launched the Galaxy S II in its home country of South Korea today, bringing the dual-core, SuperAMOLED Plus device to all three of that nation’s major operators. Only days away from the scheduled May 1st European release, the domestic debut also comes at a time when Samsung is locked in an increasingly fierce legal battle with Apple — and also just a day after we heard that the Galaxy S III may actually ship before the end of the year.

Announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the Galaxy S II was originally scheduled to ship worldwide this month, but got held back so that the processor could be accelerated to a 1.2GHz dual-core unit. When it eventually hits the States, the SGSII now looking to go up against some pretty steep competition from HTC in the EVO 3D and Sensation 4G, and Motorola in the Atrix 4G and Droid X-Squared. Still, with 10 million sales of the original Galaxy S under its belt, Samsung has every reason to be confident in another hit.

Source: Reuters

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