South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung is getting ready for the launch of a new, highly appealing smartphone on the market before the end of the month, namely the Samsung Galaxy S II, and the company reportedly confirmed one of the much discussed features of the device, its 1.2GHz application processor. For those out of the loop, we should note that recent reports on the handset suggested that Samsung might have bumped its processor from 1GHz up to 1.2GHz. This would result in increased performance capabilities, and would make the device even more appealing that it might have been before. All these reports have been recently confirmed by Samsung themselves, TechRadar notes in a recent article. At least in the UK, the smartphone would arrive on shelves with the faster 1.2GHz application processor, Samsung said, though it did not specified which chip that would be. Previously, the Galaxy S II was said to land on shelves in two flavors, one with Samsung's own dual-core processor inside, and another one powered by Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip. As stated above, the mobile phone is expected to arrive on shelves starting with late April, and should be gradually rolled-out to various markets around the world. It was initially said to come earlier on the market, but the processor speed bump reportedly determined Samsung to delay its launch. The Galaxy S II arrives on shelves with Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system on board, and packs a large, 4.3-inch touchscreen display, along with 16GB of internal memory. Moreover, it sports an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with flash, auto-focus and HD video recording capabilities, as well as a front-facing camera for video calling. The handset's specifications list also includes 3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity, along with built-in GPS receiver, and support for various Google Mobile Services, and applications available for download via the Android Market.