The Galaxy S II HD LTE that Samsung launched in Korea back in September is now available for sale here in Australia through online retailers MobiCity. The Galaxy S II HD could be thought of as the Galaxy S II.V (2.5 — see what I did there?). It has pretty much the same kind of specs as the Galaxy Nexus and costs $749 — $50 more than the Galaxy Nexus.
I don’t quite know why you’d buy one over the Galaxy Nexus, unless you really liked the design, TouchWiz, or the 8MP camera over the Galaxy Nexus’ 5MP snapper. The full specs as provided by Samsung are:
- 4.65-inch 1280×720 (HD — 316ppi) Super AMOLED HD Display
- 1.5GHz Dual-Core CPU
- Android 2.3.x w/ TouchWiz
- 8MP Rear Camera / 2MP Front Camera
- 1850mAh Battery
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
- 132.65 × 68.8 × 9.5 mm
If the interest is there, we’ll certainly review one for you guys. Otherwise we think the Galaxy Nexus is the device of choice, at least until the Galaxy S III (or whatever it may be called) is announced at Mobile World Congress next month.