Earlier this year, Samsung announced the powerful Galaxy S II smartphone at the MWC 2011 in Barcelona. This handset is the successor of the Samsung’s highly popular Galaxy S smartphone. This handset have been recently released on the airwaves of SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG U+ in Korea. According to the manufacturer, more than 200,000 units of Samsung Galaxy S II have been pre-ordered in Korea.
Last year, Samsung sold more than 10 million units of the Galaxy S smartphone. It is the only Android powered smartphone to cross the 10 million mark. This year, Samsung clearly mentioned that, the company is expecting to sell more than 10 million units of the Galaxy S II smartphone. And with the 200,000 pre-orders in Korea, we are sure that Samsung with achieve its goals pretty soon.
Samsung Galaxy S II features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 800Ã—480 pixels resolution, 1 GHz dual core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording, Android Market, Social Hub Premium, Readers Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, Kies Air, NFC and more.
Samsung Galaxy S II was up for pre-order during last week on all 3 major Korean carriers – SK Telecom, LG U+ and KT Corp. 10,000 units of Galaxy S II were pre-ordered in just 24 minutes, while the number doubled in less than an hour. Around 160,000 units were pre-ordered on the country’s largest carrier, SK Telecom. This handset will be available in more than 120 countries and 140 operators, before the end of this month. Are you planning to buy this super-phone?
When Samsung announced the hotly anticipated Galaxy S II at the MWC 2011, the company did not mention anything about a Tegra 2 version of the device. However, soon after the announcements, rumors started popping up on the Internet that the Galaxy S II will come in two variants one with Samsung’s own Exnynos chip, and another one based on Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chipset.
Now, an Nvidia spokesperson has confirmed to ITProPortal, that the Galaxy S II will indeed come in two flavors. Samsung will be shipping the Nvidia Tegra 2 version in certain regions of the world.
The reason cited behind this move from Samsung is because the company won’t be able to produce enough Exynos chips to fulfill the supply.
At the moment, it is unknown as to which countries or regions of the world will get the Tegra 2 based Galaxy S II handsets. The performance of these 2 SOCs should be similar, so users need not worry about which version they buy.
It may be also possible that Samsung may not ship the Galaxy S II with the Super AMOLED Plus screen in some regions.
Samsung just announced the hotly anticipated successor to the Galaxy S the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Galaxy S was one of the most popular (and controversial?) Android handsets last year. The Galaxy S2 features a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with WVGA (800×480) resolution. The phone is also insanely thin at only 8.49mm.
Unlike what the rumors suggested, the Galaxy S II will be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos chipset. It will be interested to see how this chipset from Samsung stacks up against the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset in terms of performance.
“GALAXY S II is a natural and powerful evolution of GALAXY S. Building on the phenomenal success of the original Samsung GALAXY S, we are proud to unveil the ultimate smartphone. Consumers no longer have to contain themselves the Samsung GALAXY S II allows them to design their own smart lives.”
The back of the phone has an 8MP camera aided by an LED flash while there is a 2MP camera in the front for all your video calling needs. The camera at the back is also capable of recording videos in full HD (1080p) resolution. The handset will also come with ‘Voice Commander’ which will take voice input to the next level.
Other key features of the handset include GPS with A-GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Wi-Fi b/g/n (5 GHz Band, instead of the usual 2.4 GHz), Bluetooth 3.0+HS and a NFC chip. The handset runs on the latest version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread with TouchWIZ 4.0 on top of it. The phone also features a Game Hub’ which will allow users to download and play the latest high-def. games on their Galaxy S II. The Music Hub’ app will provide users with access to over 12 million music tracks from 7digital.
Even though the handset is a mere 8.49 mm thin, it is powered by a 1650mAh battery. The handset is expected to hit the retail stores by the end of this month! Sadly, Samsung company did not mention anything about the pricing of the device.