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Samsung's upcoming handset, the Galaxy S II will be offered through Phones4U in the week prior to release, making the retailer the first in the UK to market the smartphone.

Punters who pre-ordered the dual-core smartphone were expecting to wait until the start of May for its official release.But those who opted to go through Phones4U will get theirs early, after the retailer set shipping for April 27.

O2, Orange, Three and Vodafone have all said the Galaxy S II will be sent out on May 1. T-Mobile is lagging a little: according to its coming soon page, won't ship until June.

Unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, the Samsung Galaxy S II runs on Android 2.3, has an 8Mp camera, a 480 x 800 touchscreen and comes with a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU.

Samsung Galaxy S II

Apple has recently sued Samsung for its Galaxy range, claiming it copies the look and feel of the company's iDevices. The Galaxy S II does have quite an iPhone 4 ring about it, but can it be a serious competitor? ®

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