May 5th event (which we'll also be at,) one that we're banking will be the reveal point of the Samsung Infuse 4G, while this next one on the 24th is bound and determined to be the USA date for everyone's favorite best-selling Android phone line. Can you guess what we're guessing?
Tagged: Super AMOLED Plus
Samsung Galaxy S II would be arriving on UK shores come May 1. Looks like retailer Phones4u managed to get the Samsung ships to speed up a little, as the company has just announced that it will have a scant three day exclusivity on the Galaxy S II from April 27. The handset will be priced from free on new, £35 per month agreements, or alternatively offered as a pre-pay device for £499. Your money gets you a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display, twin cameras - 8-megapixels on the back and 2-megapixels up front - and the usual bevy of WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. We gave the Galaxy S II a good going-over in our hands-on back in March, so head over there to see all the juicy details. Given the smartphone follows the wildly-successful Galaxy S, we - and Samsung - have high expectations for it. Update: Carphone Warehouse has begun accepting preregistrations for the same price, but no word on release dates.
Galaxy S II isn't expected to ship for a while yet, but a prototype unit has already turned up for some Russian previewing. Mobile-review has managed to grab the S II and put it through its paces, with the 8-megapixel camera getting particular praise. The Galaxy S II is accused of being a little too wide, but then there's a 4.27-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display to fit in. That's said to be a significant improvement over the Super AMOLED on the Nexus S, helped by the new DNIe+ image processing tech (which is similar to Sony's BRAVIA Engine on the XPERIA Arc). Unfortunately, our questions about the processor - some handsets will use Samsung's own Exynos, some will get NVIDIA's Tegra 2 - go unanswered, though the Galaxy S II is said to be speedy. This is only part one of the preview, so we'll have to wait a little longer to find out exactly what mobile-review think about the smartphone overall. [youtube 20ovCKqT5Ok] [youtube s0x8-IeGzFk]
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]
WSJ, alongside a new range of Android smartphones. The Korea Herald reports that the new handsets will use dual-core processors, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and have Super AMOLED Plus displays, as on the Samsung Infuse 4G. According to Samsung mobile exec based on fourth generation technology, the new tablets will be "based on fourth generation technology", though it's unclear if he's referring entirely to 4G connectivity. Samsung announced a 4G LTE version of the original Galaxy Tab for Verizon last week. [via OLED-Info]