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Samsung Galaxy S2 TouchWiz 4.0 Special Features Demo [EXCLUSIVE]

Whilst at CTIA 2011 we were given the opportunity to take a peek at the fabulous new Samsung Galaxy S2 running with the excellent new version of Samsung's user interface overlay, TouchWiz 4.0. In the video you're about to watch, you'll see our good pal 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 Galaxy S II Will Have MHL (Less Ports for More Beauty)

It's stuff like this, Samsung... This is probably the most brilliant innovation in the past few years - the combining of cords. One example is here in the Samsung Galaxy S II (or Samsung Galaxy S 2, however you want to write it,) where an MHL port has been introduced. This port functions as both a microUSB and an HDMI port in one. It's the size of a microUSB port, so if you're just going to use that, you're set. If you want to use HDMI for high-def playing of content from your device, you'll just need a microSD to HDMI cord to plug.

Samsung Galaxy S II Official

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!

Galaxy S2, Desire 2, and Wildfire 2 specs leaked

Details have been leaked over at PocketNow of the specs for a handful of phones including the Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC's Desire 2, Desire HD2 and Wildfire 2.  The leaks come from UK retailer Expansys and it looks like there's some solid upgrades to catch the eye.  Here's how they break down:

Samsung Galaxy S2 teaser stars an FX blooper [Video]

Samsung knows you like to get teased, and so they've a brief teaser commercial for the 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]

Samsung promises dual-core Galaxy S2 & new Galaxy Tab range for 2011

Samsung 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’s Galaxy S2 to have dual-core Orion CPU, 8MP camera, NFC & more?

Further details on Samsung's incoming replacement to the Galaxy S, the colloquially named 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]

LG Pecan to be NFC Phone Launched at Mobile World Congress 2011

Two Korean publications, 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!

Samsung Galaxy S2 to have 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus & NFC tips report

Further details on Samsung's Android smartphone plans for MWC 2011 next month continue to drip out, with a new Korean report confirming screen size and NFC support for the Galaxy S successor. According to 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]
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