The European Imaging And Sound Association (EISA) 2010-2011 Awards has been announced. The brands who bagged the prestigious awards are Samsung, Apple and Sony Ericsson. Samsung got two awards, European Smartphone Award for Samsung I9000 Galaxy S and European Social Media Phone Award for Samsung Wave.
Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has been one of the most powerful Android device till now in the market and the award is well justified. Same goes with Samsung Wave GT-S8500, the perfect all round capabilities with good social network integration makes it the best social media phone.
Apple won the European Tablet Award for the iPad. The EISA said, “This revolutionary new product marks the beginning of a new era for publishing.”
Garmin Nuvi 3790t won the European Portable Navigation Award. Beyerdynamic T 50 p won the European Headphones Award.
The biggie of the night, European Mobile Phone Award was won by Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini. The five strong points which made X10 mini take away the award are, Smart and stylish; Android platform; Built-in GPS; Female friendly appearance and Small & Touch.
The European Green Mobile Phone Award was won by LG GD510.
As I expected, the Samsung Wave turned out to be a huge hit. The Samsung Wave runs on Samsung’s proprietary BADA OS. It has a 3.7″ Super AMOLED touchscreen and an 1 GHz processor.
Today, Samsung reported that the worldwide sales figure of Samsung Wave touched the 1 million mark. The Samsung Wave released a month ago and the figures are very good. However, the figures won’t stand in front of the iPhone 4 sales, which was 1.7 million in three days.
Samsung also said that their powerful Android phone, the Galaxy S reached 300,000 sales mark in South Korea in 19 days. Samsung will be releasing the Galaxy S in US via four widely know carriers. The T-Mobile release date is 15 July, while AT&T will release their version on 18 July.
I have always been a fan of good hardware in a mobile phone. The success of Wave and Galaxy S is no surprise for me. I personally feel that the figures of Galaxy S will surpass Wave soon.
We reported earlier that AT&T will release their version of the mighty Samsung I9000 Galaxy S, on 18 July and T-Mobile on 21 July. T-Mobile wanted to be one better than AT&T, hence, they rescheduled the release date of Samsung Vibrant to 15 July. Samsung Vibrant is T-Mobile’s version of Samsung I9000 Galaxy S.
An official at phonedog got a reply via twitter from TMobile_USA that Samsung Vibrant launch is scheduled for 15 July. So, it is official now and T-Mobile won the race against AT&T for bringing the first Galaxy S in US. The cost will be $199 on two year contract (same as AT&T).
The hardware is the same as in Captivate and I9000 Galaxy S. We have reported about the hardware earlier and you can check the details here.
Samsung Captivate, the AT&T version of the powerful Samsung I9000 Galaxy S, will be hitting the stores in US by 18 July. The Samsung i897 Captivate will be the first amongst all Galaxy S to hit the States. The T-Mobile version of Galaxy S, the Samsung Vibrant (a.k.a. Samsung T959 Galaxy S) will release on 21 July, bit later than the Captivate.
The Samsung i897 Captivate has a 4″ Super AMOLED multi-touch capable touchscreen, with 800 x 480 resolution. It will be having a 3.5mm audio slot. The internal memory will be of 16GB and the external microSD slot will be expandable up to 32GB. The RAM in Captivate will be of 512MB. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA support will be present. The Bluetooth version will be 3.0 with A2DP support.
The camera on the Captivate is of 5MP resolution. It will not have any flash light support. The video will be recorded in HD(720P) resolution. The secondary camera for video calling will be of VGA resolution. The Captivate will have Android 2.1 at the time of release. Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz UI over Android 2.1 will come onboard.
The processor inside the Captivate is Samsung’s own Hummingbird processor with a clock speed of 1GHz. Stereo FM radio with RDS support will be present. GPS with aGPS and Digital Compass support will be also present. Divx video playback codec is also supported. It will be available in Black and Grey colors.
The Captivate will cost US $199.99 on a two year contract with AT&T. The T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant will cost the same but will hit the stores by 21 July.
There is no doubt in the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S is the best Android handset currently in the market. To prove this point, Samsung has a figure to show, 200,000 Galaxy S has been sold by Samsung in South Korea within the span of 10 days. The Samsung Galaxy S was released on 24th June in South Korea.
If we compare the sales of Apple iPhone 3GS with Galaxy S in South Korea, which was released in end of 2009, the Galaxy S will be an undoubted winner. Apple has only sold 800,000 iPhone 3GS in South Korea until now. Samsung says that the pre-loaded application package with the Galaxy S serves well in the South Korean market.
The Samsung Galaxy S is now a series and not only a single device. The powerful hardware in the Galaxy S series will be the root of its high success in future.
The strongest Android phone currently on the planet, Samsung I9000 Galaxy S, has hit the Indian shores. The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has the biggest Super AMOLED screen in the market with a size of 4 inches. The Galaxy S is available in two versions, 8GB and 16GB. But I have only seen the 16GB in the Indian market (Kolkata).
The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has a 4″ Super AMOLED capacitive screen with WVGA (800 x 480) resolution. As usual, a 3.5mm slot is present. The phone has a inbuilt memory of 8GB / 16GB, depending on the version you purchase. The external microSD slot is expandable up to 32GB. The Galaxy S has a healthy 512MB RAM and 2GB ROM.
The Galaxy has supports both 2G (GPRS: Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps | EDGE: Class 12) and 3G (HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps) connectivity. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA support is also present. The Bluetooth version on Galaxy S is 3.0 with A2DP support.
The camera is the only weak point in Galaxy S along with the plastic build. The camera is of 5MP resolution with autofocus but no flash at all. The video is recorded at HD (720P) resolution at 30fps. A secondary camera for video chatting is also present with VGA resolution.
The Android version on Galaxy S is 2.1 (Eclair). The processor inside is one of the best in the market, ARM Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor with a clock speed of 1Ghz. The processor is based on 45nm fabrication process. Stereo FM Radio with RDS support is also present. GPS with aGPS and Digital Compass support is also present. The video player on Galaxy S supports codec like .avi, Divx, .mkv, which is excellent according to me.
The battery power is of 1500mAh Li-Po battery. The battery performance on Galaxy S is excellent, in fact second best after Samsung Wave. The Galaxy S is available in Black and Grey. The price of Samsung I9000 Galaxy S is INR 28500 (US $608). Our team will be reviewing the Galaxy S soon, stay tuned for our review.
It seems like the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S will be launched in US on 21st July. News are flowing around that Samsung I9000 Galaxy S will be launched in US via T-Mobile USA. The Samsung T959 Galaxy S surfaced recently and it is quite sure that it the US version of Samsung I9000 Galaxy.
The Samsung T959 Galaxy S has Bluetooth 3.0, Super AMOLED screen and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support; which is present in I9000 Galaxy S. A T959 hands-on video was uploaded; which made this topic transparent, but it has been removed now. However, the publisher confirmed that the T959 is the US version of I9000 Galaxy S.
The sources of TmoNews confirms the launch of I9000 Galaxy S on 21st July, in US. Engadget is reporting that they have been invited by Samsung in an event on 29th June, where Samsung will showcase the next generations in Android smart phones. Maybe, the T959 will be showcased here. For the meantime let us wait and see what happens.
(Source Engadget, TmoNews)
The grand daddy of all Android phones currently in the market, the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has been officially launched in European markets. However, this Android beast is delayed in US and the rest of the world. Samsung announced that I9000 Galaxy S will be available in other markets later this year.
The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S, is the second handset after Samsung S8500 Wave to have a Super AMOLED screen and the first Android handset to have it. The Super AMOLED screens have better display under sunlight unlike AMOLED screens.
As I have already awarded this phone the title, grand daddy of all Android devices currently in the market, lets us peek in the hardware of I9000 Galaxy S. Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has a giant 4″ Super AMOLED multi touch capacitive screen with WVGA resolution. The processor inside is ARM Cortex A8 with clockspeed of 1GHz. It has a 512MB of RAM and will have Android 2.1 with TouchWiz UI from Samsung over it.
Samsung I9000 Galaxy S will be available in 8/16GB versions and both will have expandable external microSD slot with 32GB limitation. It will have full suite connectivity with 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi 82.11 b/g/n. The Bluetooth version is 3.0 with A2DP. It will have a 5 MP camera with auto focus and will record 720P HD videos at 30fps. It will also have a secondary camera with VGA resolution. Stereo FM radio with RDS is also present. Digital compass and GPS with aGPS support is also present. Flash Lite 3.1 is present and support for Adobe Flash is expected in Android 2.2 update.
Samsung I9000 excels at everything and is a genuine all rounder. It will be available in black and grey colors and will be available in rest of the world later this year. The expected price is EURO 500.
Note: The Camera features has been edited. Apologies for wrong info.
The Samsung 1900 Galaxy S is shaping up to be a killer Android phone. It is a beast of a device, powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird CPU and 512 MBs of RAM. The 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 480 x 800 pixel resolution offers superb clarity even under daylight, while the 5 camera is capable of capturing high resolution (2592 x 1944) images and HD videos (720p at 30fps). Early reviews of the handset have been overwhelmingly positive. GSMArena even suggested that it is the best Android device yet.
We tested the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S and it tested us in return. It bared its teeth at us and so did we. Ours was a grin. Easy boy, good beast. There goes the new leader of the Android pack. The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has oomph to spare and even hardened geeks like us cannot help but acknowledge its compelling power.
It’s not just the hardware that makes Galaxy a compelling package. It will initially ship with Android 2.1, but will be updated to Froyo at some point in the future. To make things even sweeter, Samsung is using its proprietary TouchWiz 3.0 user interface, which adds numerous usability enhancements. On top of it, the Galaxy S has an excellent selection of pre-installed applications including Swype predictive text input, file manager, image and video editor and document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF).
The Galaxy is also a formidable multimedia device. It provides excellent codec support and is capable of playing MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3 and FLAC audio files and MP4, DivX, WMV, H.264 and H.263 video files. The camera app has all the fancy features including autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus and face and smile detection.
The good news is that the Galaxy S is expected to hit the Indian shores in early June. The price remains unknown; however, a behemoth like this won’t come cheap.