Samsung Galaxy S II officially launched today

April 28, 2011
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Samsung is officially launching the Galaxy S II today, though UK sales of the dual-core Android smartphone did kick off in the UK yesterday. The subject of a huge Media Day in Korea this morning, Samsung expects to ship the Galaxy S II on over 140 carriers in 120 countries worldwide.

As we found in our full Samsung Galaxy S II review, the 1.2GHz Exynos processor and Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen make for a potent combination. Surprisingly, though, the Galaxy S II particularly delivers on battery life, lasting for two days of heavy use.

Meanwhile, in Korea there's a version of the Galaxy S II with an integrated DMB digital TV tuner - which adds 1mm to the smartphone's thickness - and there'll be various NFC and non-NFC versions depending on region. Samsung even went to the trouble of calculating the average length of the Korean thumb (58.6mm, if you're curious) and reckon the 4.3-inch display is perfectly suited to one-handed use.


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  • http://twitter.com/diariodoandroid Diário do Android

    Where did you see Galaxy S II with an integrated DMB digital TV in South Korea? I guess there aren’t anyone.

    There is this model:

    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_m220l_galaxy_neo-3913.php

    But it doesn’t a Galaxy S II phone!

    • http://profiles.google.com/dynk206 Denny Kingsley

      Ummm just to let you know, since I’ve been to Korea. Most if not all mobile nowadays including non-”smartphones” all have DMB integrated. Its like bluetooth to them. They get free TV on their mobiles everywhere, even in the tube. Its awesome.

      • http://twitter.com/diariodoandroid Diário do Android

        Thanks for the answer!

        We Brazilians mourn Samsung S Galaxy II will not bring receiver ISDB-Tb Digital TV tuner, because it was something we liked in the first generation Galaxy S! = (

  • http://twitter.com/diariodoandroid Diário do Android

    Where did you see Galaxy S II with an integrated DMB digital TV in South Korea? I guess there aren’t anyone.

    There is this model:

    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_m220l_galaxy_neo-3913.php

    But it doesn’t a Galaxy S II phone!

  • Anonymous

    Wish they would upgrade the resolution on these phones. The screen on this is bigger than an iphone but the resolution is still 800×480 while an iphone is 960×640. :(