Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II

Press conference

The MWC kicked off a day early for Samsung. The company held a press event at Palau Sant Jordi hall in Barcelona, introducing the I9100 Galaxy S II smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. 

Understandably, given the popularity of the Galaxy S lineup, Samsung tried to focus most of the attention on the I9100 Galaxy S II droid. The slim smartphone packs a huge 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus screen, which should represent a significant update even over the already great Super AMOLED unit on the first Galaxy S.

The speakers went on and on about the Samsung Galaxy S II dual-core processing prowess, powerful GPU and the four hubs that should take the user experience another step forward. Now we are not sure if those hubs will matter that much to potential customers, but we do believe that this will be one of the best smartphones of the year. 

Samsung came up with an innovative way of illustrating the Galaxy S II functionality. They told the story of four imaginary users and how the Galaxy S II helps make their lives better. You can check out that part of the presentation in the video below.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 announcement came with less fanfare, but make no mistake – the tablet is one of the most capable in its class. You get Android 3.0 Honeycomb and Tegra 2 on the inside and a 10.9mm thin shell, weighing a mere 600g on the outside.

Once the press conference was over we got the chance to spend some quality time with the two Android devices. 

Join us after the break for live photos of the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 garnished with our first impressions. 

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2011, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2011, Q2
Size       Dimensions 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm
      Weight 116 g
Display Type Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches
- Gorilla Glass display
- TouchWiz UI v4.0
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Optical trackpad
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Gyroscope sensor
- Swype text input
Sound     Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
    Loudspeaker Yes
    3.5mm jack Yes
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
Data       GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
      EDGE Class 12
      3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
      WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
      Bluetooth Yes, v3.0+HS
      Infrared port No
      USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB (MHL), USB On-the-go
Camera  Primary 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
 Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
Secondary Yes, 2 MP
Features OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, Mali-400MP GPU, Orion chipset
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes
Colors Black
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Via third party application
- NFC support (optional)
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- Digital compass
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Adobe Flash 10.1 support
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1650 mAh
Talk time

1 comment:

  1. When this phone is going to launch in India???



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