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According to Samsung Mobile's India Twitter account, the Samsung Galaxy S II ("SGSII") has been delayed globally by "at least a month."

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Relatedly, GSM Arena has confirmed that the SGSII has undergone a change in specification - bumping its dual-core Samsung Exynos processor up to a screaming 1.2GHz. The official SGSII microsite no longer lists the device's exact processor specs - furthering speculation that the change will probably be officially announced by Samsung at some point.

Could this be related to the decision to manufacture Tegra 2 versions of the SGSII? The Exynos is a fairly new chipset, and there's a possibility that Samsung has decided to have it power the company's upcoming tablets, the Tab 8.9 and 10.1, as well. This could lead to a component shortage - and perhaps in light of this Samsung will debut Tegra 2 SGSII handsets at launch, and later upgrade to the Exynos chipset. This may explain the jump in processor clock speed, but that's just speculation.

Needless to say, we'll be keeping a close eye on this one.

GSM Arena, Twitter via Engadget

David Ruddock
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  • Jaime

    Still not getting it. Still 4.3 inches and (To a lesser degree of hatred) still Samsung.

    With HTC starting to lock everything down, I think I'll be in the market for a Samsung device. As long as it's 4 inches and not made out of the crappy kind of plastic thats most readily found in products in the auto accessories aisle at Walmart.

  • Bodymassage

    Pfft, nice try Samsung. With the announcement of the HTC Evo 3d, they're already afraid the GS2 will be DOA. Sorry, but after screwing over your millions of customers with lack of updates and horrible, HORRIBLE UI, a couple hundred mhz in your processor won't delay your inevitable failure.

  • mehim

    they're saying here that it won't be delayed until june, will launch in april

    http://www.samsunghub.com/2011/04/07/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-will-be-released-in-april-as-planned/

    my hopes are officially up :D

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