he's reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S II and he says it screams with performance. And you'd expect it since the original Galaxy S was one of the most successful phones in the market last year. With a lot to live up to, Samsung has pointed to the center field fence and hit another out the park. Let's take a closer look ...
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Philip Berne speaking about some of the new features coming in on the Samsung Galaxy S2 via the new version of TouchWiz featured on it. I'm sure you're aware that we're always a bit hesitant to work with manufacturer-added interfaces, instead relying on 3rd party people to give us what we want, but behold this: TouchWiz 4.0 seems like a really excellent addition to the history of Android and we can't WAIT to use it - it and all of its everloving gesture movements for great justice in interaction.
Samsung has officially launched the Samsung Galaxy S II, the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus sequel to 2010's best-selling Galaxy S. The WVGA smartphone runs a 1GHz dual-core processor with an 8-megapixel, Full HD video capable camera and NFC support, but still manages to be 8.49mm thick at its thinnest point. There's also NFC, WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0+HS and HSPA+ support, while the OS is Android 2.4 Honeycomb. Pricing hasn't been announced, but the Samsung Galaxy S II is expected to go on sale in Q2 2011, perhaps as early as April. We've also separately confirmed that Vodafone will be ranging the device. Standby for hands-on and video!
Samsung Galaxy S2 to whet your appetite ahead of MWC 2011. The video suggests that there are 10m secrets in the world, and that Samsung's new smartphone is the ideal way to share them. Unfortunately, as Engadget spotted, Samsung has also let slip a secret of its own, thanks to a lapse in quality control in the video effects. One scene fails to flash out the device's reflection (as you can see above); question is, has Samsung actually used a real Galaxy S2, or are the models all just handling generic devices? [youtube 5FNKe6pPBnc] [via Geekword]
has confirmed that it will be launching a dual-core successor to the Galaxy S in the first half of 2011, complete with a Super AMOLED Plus display; the handset is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S2, tipped to arrive at MWC 2011 next month. Meanwhile, the company is also promising to "complement its Galaxy Tab with a range of devices to optimally meet various user needs." The news comes as part of Samsung's financial results for 2010, in which the company posted record revenue and sales of 80.7m mobile devices in total. Predicting a tough market ahead, Samsung says it will focus on "increasing shipments of high-end smartphones and tablet devices." [via SlashGear]
Samsung Galaxy S2, continue to emerge ahead of the smartphone's expected launch at MWC 2011 next month. According to Korean site NocutNews, the Galaxy S2 - internally codenamed "Seine" - will use Samsung's dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 "Orion" processor and run Android 2.3 Gingerbread with 1GB of RAM. There's also supposedly a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display running at WVGA resolution, an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video recording, and NFC, all in a smartphone tipped to be just 9mm thick. That fits in broadly with previous rumors, certainly, and leaves us particularly excited for Samsung's MWC 2011 press event on February 13. [via SmartDroid]
PlusNews and Etnews are suggesting that LG is planning to release a $200 (USD) mass market phone that's got built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities and goes by the name of LG Pecan. Cute! A strange turn in both stories is that this phone will be running Android 2.2, which, as you know, does not include native support for NFC. On the other hand, both publications say they do have a direct line to LG - which I don't think is too far out of reality to be true, so let's listen in!
Etnews, the unnamed Samsung smartphone - dubbed by some as the Samsung Galaxy S2 - will use a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, smaller than the 4.5-inch panel in the Samsung Infuse 4G. Meanwhile the Galaxy S2 will also have NFC support, as in the Samsung-made Nexus S. Yester, word broke that Samsung was intending to use a dual-core processor for the new handset, as well as launch new Galaxy Tab tablets at the Barcelona show. [via OLED-Display]