Samsung Galaxy S II: Specs & features official at MWC 2011

We’re covering news from MWC 2011 in Barcelona and over the last couple of days have brought you several articles about the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone (otherwise known as the S2). Yesterday we brought you some leaked specs for both the S II and also the Galaxy Tab II, and then earlier today we gave you the first official photos of the devices from MWC.

Here at OSM, Maddy Rowe has already given the official specs for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (official name rather than Tab II or 2), and now we have news for you of the specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Samsung has now made the S II official at its special event and it will have a SuperAMOLED Plus 4.3-inch display with dual-core processor, quad-core GPU and HSPA+ connectivity, according to Andrew Kameka over on Androinica.

As we previously reported the Galaxy S II is a super-slim phone, only 8.49 mm at its slimmest point and it also has a feature that is rumored to be coming to the iPhone 5, that of NFC (near-field communication). That means you’ll be able to use your phone as a mobile payments device. The S II will also be capable of full HD 1080p video capture and also has an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and all runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

If you want to know more of the features and specs then head to the full article at the Androinica link above but our initial thoughts are that this is looking like a very neat device. For some hands-on thoughts on the Galaxy S II you may want to check out an article by Ginny Miles on PC World who also seems pretty impressed. There’s no availability yet on pricing or release but Miles points out that there’s a separate U.S. specific event tomorrow so we may find out more then.

If you want to keep up with keynote action from MWC 2011 you can find details of live streaming here, or for the Day One Schedule (tomorrow), check here. We’d like to know what you think of the Samsung Galaxy S II so feel free to send us your comments about this.