Samsung launches Galaxy S2 in India for INR 32890

samsung galaxy s IISo, it has finally happened. When we reported yesterday that Samsung is going to launch its flagship Android smartphone Galaxy S2 in India today, a lot of our readers were finding it hard to believe, but here is the official launch.

Samsung today unveiled SGS2 for the India market at a press event in New Delhi. Samsung has priced it at INR 32,890 for the 16GB version and you will able to buy it starting June 3 at any Vodafone store or from June 9 at any retail store.

Samsung also confirmed the specifications of India version of Samsung Galaxy S II, and yes it will have the 1.2 GHz Exynos processor with Super AMOLED Plus display. Those of you waiting for the NFC hardware in the device, Indian version will feature NFC chip.

Update: Samsung has partnered with Vodafone to exclusively sell the smartphone at its stores from June 3, and buyers will get free 1 GB data from the telecom operator for six months.

Samsung Galaxy S II India version Specifications:

  • Android 2.3
  • Samsung Exynos 1.2 GHz Dual core processor
  • 8MP rear camera with 2 MP front cam
  • NFC Hardware
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR
  • USB 2.0
  • WiFi b/g/n, WiFi direct
  • DLNA
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 1650 mAh battery
  • 4.27 inch Super AMOLED Plus display
  • Social Hub, Games Hub, Readers Hub
  • aGPS
  • HSPA+

Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

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59 thoughts on “Samsung launches Galaxy S2 in India for INR 32890

    dreams

    (July 4, 2011 - 7:18 am)

    I have bought this phone 2 days ago..it is the best phone I have ever seen..a strong performer..it does not have nfc,whats it need?? Blazing fast phone..

    Ravi

    (June 11, 2011 - 7:56 pm)

    This is a good phone but doesn’t have NFC as reported here. Confirmed with Samsung support.

    SAM

    (June 10, 2011 - 3:00 pm)

    I have pre-ordered the phone on 26 April 2011 and paid for it in full on 2nd June 2011 on letsbuy.com

    Guess what today is the 10th and no phone. Even worse I have no idea when i will get it. The lets buy.com com just says the order is “Confirmed”

    Letsbuy – uurged me me to make payment so that they could collate all orders and dispatch the same by the 4th of June. They had asked 3-4 working days to deliver the same.

    It should have reached me earliest on the 7th and latest on the 9th of June.

    Letsbuy is not responding to my mail or calls properly.
    This is a total disaster.

    Eventually i have realised that the phone will come come when letsbuy dispatch team thinks it fot to send it and inform their logistics team … that seems will happen after some people have bought the phone cheaper that what i have got from letsbuy.com and
    what adds insult to ingury is they get the bragging rights even though i have paid a premium that too well in advance.
    My suggestion is avoid the preorder route as it seems in my opinin a total waste of money, time and letsbuy is not making things any better by not responing properly and compensting for this loss.

    Arvind

    (June 7, 2011 - 3:01 pm)

    I suppose Indian version of S2 wont have NFC feature or the chip enabled.

    Sonu

    (June 2, 2011 - 5:43 pm)

    Mainaak your all questions have one ans i.e YES.
    and its better to wait for 2 to 3 months for buying S2 because expected price would be 25k in september.

    Mainaak

    (June 2, 2011 - 1:34 pm)

    some questions.
    1. Is it as responsive as iphone 4.
    2. Is it wi-fi b/g/n or a/b/g/n.
    3. Is the 8gb card included in the set.

    Vaibhav

    (May 27, 2011 - 11:45 am)

    And I bet this day is not coming in near future. The phone is highly overrated. Why spend extra just for dual core, which might not be useful in one’s day to day life. I would rather give spend the money on mad parties which will give far more satisfaction…

    Subbiah

    (May 26, 2011 - 11:19 pm)

    and is 8 GB memory card supplied in box like rest of the world?

    Siddarth

    (May 26, 2011 - 2:11 pm)

    Hi, great to hear about the good news. @Gaurav/others,

    Can the current 16GB be upgradeable to 32 GB or more (whenever it is required)?

    Gorky

    (May 26, 2011 - 1:34 pm)

    I am mad, I want this badly… Galaxy S2 wohoooo
    Vaibhav, Amit aur Anshu ko dikha dunga Galaxy S2 khareed kar !!

    Sudhakar

    (May 26, 2011 - 1:09 pm)

    @gaurav: Does S2 support push email and can it sync with MS Outlook thru internet / wi-fi? The spec does not say anything regarding push emails.

    piyush

    (May 26, 2011 - 12:25 pm)

    what about RAM?? is it 1 gb??

    Ugam

    (May 26, 2011 - 10:07 am)

    @gaurav: does the box contain HDTV cable or the USB OTG cable??

    Subbiah

    (May 26, 2011 - 12:21 am)

    Hi Gaurav,any word on the 32GB version?

      Gaurav Shukla

      (May 26, 2011 - 7:37 am)

      @Subbiah Samsung has no plans to launch 32 GB in India right now…

    rocky

    (May 25, 2011 - 11:57 pm)

    wat’s d thickness of d gs2(indian version) ???????heard dat it is thicker than the european version(8.5mm) bcoz of nfc inclusion

      Gaurav Shukla

      (May 26, 2011 - 7:39 am)

      @rocky It is still 8.5 mm

    vivek

    (May 25, 2011 - 10:34 pm)

    Thnx a ton Gaurav..cheers!

    vivek

    (May 25, 2011 - 10:07 pm)

    Hi Gaurav –If Sammy is allowing pre-orders on its website on a down payment of 1000 tomorrow, does that mean we would be able to use that credit against the actual purchase from Voda on june 3? Or is it that we can buy it only on June 9..wud greatly appreciate a response in case u have that information..thnx

      Gaurav Shukla

      (May 25, 2011 - 10:23 pm)

      @Vivek Vodafone version can only be bought from Vodafone stores.. not online..

    ePandit

    (May 25, 2011 - 9:28 pm)

    Everything else is fine except USB 2.0, such an expensive and advanced phone should have USB 3.0.

    rocky

    (May 25, 2011 - 8:30 pm)

    u hav not mentioned about music hub??????will the indian version not support the online music store?????????

      Gaurav Shukla

      (May 25, 2011 - 9:49 pm)

      Yes, it will support Music Hub.. along with Readers and Gaming Hub.

    Bfrenz

    (May 25, 2011 - 6:36 pm)

    Readers please read the post carefully before commenting. 1.SGS2 will have NFC on-board
    2.Not locked to Vodafone.

    Deepak

    (May 25, 2011 - 6:01 pm)

    @Gaurav Thx & Cool that sammy has decided to give those accessories πŸ˜‰

    Satyakumar

    (May 25, 2011 - 5:22 pm)

    Hi Gaurav,
    It’s great finally SGS2 will be in my hands.
    I would like to know on Vodafone is it going to be locked device.

    heemuu

    (May 25, 2011 - 4:59 pm)

    Any one pls tell me what this NFC means ???

    Sarabjeet

    (May 25, 2011 - 4:31 pm)

    Not able to understand only one thing, why there is no note on this from Samsung officially on their website! Is there any link I am missing here?

    Wakkas

    (May 25, 2011 - 4:28 pm)

    i think its written in the article that the NFC chip is included in the indian version… then why is some1 sad abt the non-inclusion of NFC

    Deepak

    (May 25, 2011 - 4:07 pm)

    @Gaurav can u plz give us the in-depth details of the contents of SGS2 box (like whether HDMI cable is present or not, any carry case is given or not…) this ‘ll be very nice to know πŸ˜‰

      Gaurav Shukla

      (May 25, 2011 - 4:41 pm)

      @Deepak Yes, it will come with HDMI cable, a case and the usual accessories.

    Ugam

    (May 25, 2011 - 4:07 pm)

    i have the vodafone sim card…but after few months can i use other sim card in it??

      Gaurav Shukla

      (May 25, 2011 - 4:26 pm)

      @Ugam Yes

    dudemumbai

    (May 25, 2011 - 3:45 pm)

    Great if the the handset is not locked by vodafone…. but still might as well wait till 9th & see how much are retailers charging for this sexy beast. I will callup themobilestore helpline in few days.

    dudemumbai

    (May 25, 2011 - 3:35 pm)

    The 1gb free data for 6 months from vodafone turns out to be saving of 3900/- Rs…this is a neat deal… i am just hoping that handset is not locked by vodafone network.

    sahil

    (May 25, 2011 - 3:32 pm)

    if itz locked with vodafone then we are suppose to purchase vodafone sim too ??? is it true.. pls reply !!!

      Gaurav Shukla

      (May 25, 2011 - 3:36 pm)

      You will need a vodafone number to buy the Vodafone version, and that number will get these data benefits but phone will not be locked to Vodafone.

    Mohit Motwani

    (May 25, 2011 - 3:04 pm)

    Cant wait for this one vodafone bring it on….

    Vik

    (May 25, 2011 - 3:02 pm)

    I hope its not locked to Vodafone. Usually when device are launched in collaboration with mobile operators, they are locked.

    Rajiv

    (May 25, 2011 - 2:29 pm)

    @Enthrall: Samsung itself has said that with the NFC chip, the set will be thicker.

    sz

    (May 25, 2011 - 2:13 pm)

    Great news.
    But why are we in India worrying about whether it’ll have a NFC chip or not ? It’s relevant in places like UK where they do have some practical use for it not here.

    Atul

    (May 25, 2011 - 1:55 pm)

    Thanks for the update Gaurav…. I am going to buy it as soon as it hits the stores,,,

    Vikram V

    (May 25, 2011 - 1:39 pm)

    Imma gonnna buy it…1.2 ghz plus NFC is the killer in this…Eagerly waiting for June 9…Does vodafone sales involve carrier locked handsets?

    Parminder Singh

    (May 25, 2011 - 1:36 pm)

    Hello gaurav, spelling mistake in top headlines, it is Samsung not SaNsung

    sahil

    (May 25, 2011 - 1:30 pm)

    Guyz tell me is this phone is now on pre-order at vodafone stores ??

    Enthrall

    (May 25, 2011 - 1:30 pm)

    @Gaurav,

    Would it be possible for you to find out whether the inclusion of an NFC chip (if indeed present) will lead to an increase in the phone’s thickness?

    Thanks!

    kiran

    (May 25, 2011 - 1:10 pm)

    Good that SG2 is released. Any idea about the pricing for the 32GB version and also when it would be available in retail shops in India.

    Robin

    (May 25, 2011 - 1:09 pm)

    Yes, Indian version will have NFC hardware! Now all I have to do is to get this phone, it has all the features I’ve ever dreamed of! πŸ™‚

    Deepak

    (May 25, 2011 - 1:05 pm)

    NFC is not the deciding factor for me, but still its good to ‘ve & now it seems Indian version ‘ll ‘ve NFC hardware πŸ˜‰ , i ‘ve decided to get this BEAST in march itself & ‘m waiting like hell for this to be in my hands πŸ™‚

    Enthrall

    (May 25, 2011 - 1:02 pm)

    NFC doesn’t matter, and it won’t really be the future of payments, especially in India. By the time it’s put to some pragmatic use here, you’d probably be using some other phone and not this one.

    On the other hand, if you plan on going to Japan or S. Korea, I understand the desire for an NFC-chip.

    Robin

    (May 25, 2011 - 12:59 pm)

    Have been following your tweets! Thanks for the info! Price is little steep but not overpriced like the HTC Sensation or the iPhone 4. The Samsung Galaxy S II is the best dual core phone one can get! Bye bye iPhone! πŸ™‚

    Chytanya K

    (May 25, 2011 - 12:59 pm)

    And what about the OS version, DLNA, HDMI/MHL connectivity???

    Thanks

    tek

    (May 25, 2011 - 12:55 pm)

    Hi Gaurav ,
    Can anyone buy it from vodaphone ? or only vodaphone customers can buy it. Will it be locked if you buy it through vodaphone ?

    raghav

    (May 25, 2011 - 12:52 pm)

    thank god at least they launched now..

    Greenleaf

    (May 25, 2011 - 12:50 pm)

    NFC will not be of much use in India as it is not widely deployed yet….

    about the vodafone exclusivity…. is it SIM locked to vodafone? Can we buy it SIM free before June 9 at all?

    Chytanya K

    (May 25, 2011 - 12:50 pm)

    Is there any information about 32GB version of SGS2?
    Can you also let us know about the other features too like Gorilla Glass, GPU, Bluetooth & USB versions?

    Thanks

    Deepak

    (May 25, 2011 - 12:48 pm)

    Hi ‘ve been following your tweets too and its gr8 that they finally launched this Beast in INDIA, but little disappointing as no NFC, since its going to be future of payment…

    Rajneesh

    (May 25, 2011 - 12:46 pm)

    Great news…but should have kept the price below 30k…still gonna buy it… πŸ™‚

    Rohan Prabhu

    (May 25, 2011 - 12:44 pm)

    Finally.. after waiting for such a long time.. finally πŸ™‚ The best part is that the pricing is quite right.

    Is a 32GB going to be launched? Any speculation on the prices? And quite sad to hear about the non-inclusion of NFC πŸ™

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