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Rumor: Samsung Already Working On a Galaxy S Successor?

Samsung had launched the Galaxy S just a few weeks ago. The Galaxy S is currently one of the best Android phones in the market right now with a 4-inch Super-AMOLED screen, 1Ghz Cortex A8 processor and 512MB of RAM.Samsung Galaxy S I9200 The device has got ravishing reviews all over the interwebs. Samsung has even managed to sell around 200,000 Galaxy S in 10 days in South Korea. Now it looks like Samsung is already working on the successor of the Galaxy S.

A leaked picture of the successor of the Galaxy S a.k.a Galaxy S I9200 has been found on the internet. The phone is rumored to feature a 4.3-inch Super-AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280×720. The phone will be powered by a 2 GHz processor (!), and will have 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of ROM. The camera at the back of the device will be an 8MP one, with 1080p video recording capability.

The phone will also be one of the first phone t be released in the market with Gingerbread pre-loaded. According to me, the specification of the phone surely seems to be cooked up. It is way too early for Samsung to even start working on a Galaxy S successor.

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Samsung Sold 200,000 Galaxy S In 10 Days In S. Korea

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.samsungi9000

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.

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Samsung I9000 Galaxy S Released In India

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).samsungi9000

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.

Samsung Xcover E2370 With 67 Days Standby Launched

Samsung has launched a new phone in India called Samsung Xcover E2370 which has a standby time of 67 days, yes you heard it right, the Samsung Xcover will not require charging for over 2 months if you do not use it.

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Xcover E2370 also has a talktime of over 22 hours, which is pretty decent too. The Samsung Xcover E2370 also has a VGA camera which can record videos too. For music lovers, you can listen to your favorite FM stations using the inbuilt FM radio.

Xcover’s memory though is a letdown with only 5MB internal memory with microSD card support which is only expandable to 2GB. The phone also has an IP54 rating which means that it is water and dust resistant.

Samsung has not yet disclosed the pricing for the Xcover E2370, but it is expected to launch at an affordable price in India.

MoDaCo Custom ROM For Samsung Galaxy S Released

A new custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S, MoDaCo Custom ROM, has been released. This Custom ROM is based on official ROMs. This ROM can be cooked and then can be downloaded from the Online Kitchen. In simple words, it means that you can select what you want, and the custom ROM chosen by you can then be downloaded.

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Before you can use the ROM on your device, you have to make sure that the JFB is running on your device (You can download it from here, see the link under requirements title). The optional Google applications available are AllShare / DLNA, calculator, Daily Briefing, Email, Live Wallpapers, Maps (unmodified Google Maps 4.3.0), Memo, Mini Dairy, My Files, Samsung Apps, Samsung IME, Social Hub, Voice Dailer, Voice recorder, Voice Search, Write and Go and Youtube.

The third party applications available are Beebplayer, Fancy Widget, ThinkFree Office, Swype and WaveSecure. You can select whatever you want, then cook your desired ROM and after that you can download it. This is the initial release, more updates will come gradually.

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Samsung Vibrant Specifications Unveiled by T-Mobile

T-Mobile had announced that they are going to unveil Samsung Vibrant on June 28, however, they have revealed the specifications of the device earlier than the actual announcement.

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Samsung Vibrant does pack in a lot of power with a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor which is optimized for superior media viewing and game play. Vibrant also has a 4 inch Super AMOLED touch screen display and has a 5MP camera with digital zoom and autofocus and can also record HD videos.

The initial specs of the device look good, however, I still cannot understand why mobile manufacturers are stuck with a 5MP camera when there are devices out there with an 8MP camera and 12MP camera.

Price and availability of Samsung Vibrant is not available yet and will revealed on June 28 by T-Mobile. More details about Samsung Vibrant will follow shortly.

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T-Mobile To Launch Samsung Vibrant on June 28th

T-Mobile has been teasing its users with clues for something big coming up soon for few days now. They also revealed a lot of clues on their new site http://t-mobileclue.com/ and finally announced that the Samsung Vibrant will be coming to T-mobile in the next 3 days.

T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant Clue

The clue which was posted on the clue website, was cracked by the folks at TMO News to reveal that Samsung Vibrant was the answer to the clue (see image below).

T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant Solved Clue

According to TMO, the Samsung Vibrant announcement may come on June 28th or June 29th, however, the release date for the new Samsung phone will be around July 21st. Samsung Vibrant is rumored to be name for the Samsung Galaxy S phone which runs on and has some awesome features and specifications.

T-Mobile will be officially announcing the phone on its site on June 28th, we will keep you posted about the juicy details whenever that happens.

Samsung Gravity 3, Samsung Gravity T and Samsung :) Launched

Samsung has launched three new mobile devices along with T-Mobile. The funkiest part is Samsung’s new naming system! Samsung has launched Samsung Gravity 3, Samsung T and Samsung “:)“. Yes, a smiley! Told you, Samsung has come up with amazing naming system. Now only issue how to we call that phone? Samsung happy smiley?

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Samsung launches 3 New Phones Gravity T, Gravity 3 and Smiley

Samsung has launched three new handsets the Gravity T, Gravity 3 and the Smiley. All of them have been released with T-Mobile US. These new kids on the block definitely have a lot in common, all of them have QWERTY keyboards,making messaging a breeze. These products are not aimed at the higher end of the market, rather targeting the mid-ranged customer.

The Gravity T and Gravity 3 have the usual 3G connectivity, 2-MP camera, music player, GPS, Blue-tooth and other features including a QWERTY keyboard. While the Gravity 3 ships with a standard numeric keypad, the Gravity T comes with a 2.8touchscreen.

The Smiley is a basic entry-level handset having a vertical sliding QWERTY keyboard. It has the same features as the other two, barring the 1.3 MP camera and also without the touchscreen. T-Mobile is offering the Smiley at a price tag of $19.99, Gravity 3 at $49.99 and the Gravity T at $74.99.

With all the buzz generated by the latest Android powered smart-phones and the Apple iPhone 4, its refreshing to see a few handsets doing exactly what a handset is meant to do messaging and calling.

Source : Engadget

Samsung Galaxy S Pro Specifications Leaked

The Samsung Galaxy S is the most powerful and impressive Android phone out there in the market. The only thing it lacks is a QWERTY keyboard, and an LED flash. It was just a few days ago we had showed you the leakedclip_image002 images of the Samsung Galaxy S Pro. The Samsung Galaxy S Pro is similar to the Samsung Galaxy S, except that it features a QWERTY keyboard.

The folks over at AndroidCentral have managed to get some kind of confirmation about the hardware specification of the Samsung Galaxy S Pro. The phone features a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, along with 512MB of RAM and 8.2gigs of internal memory. The screen size of the phone is reported to be around 4and yes, it is Super-AMOLED. Along with Wi-Fi b/g/n, the phone also has Wimax.

Additional SIM card slot points were also found on the phone, which means a variant of the phone for the rest of the world is on the cards as well. The camera at the back of the phone remains the same at 5MP, and has 720p video recording capability as well. The slider mechanism of the phone is very smooth, and the QWERTY keyboard of the phone is impressive as well.

The only problem the tipster had with the phone was that it had a plastic-y feel to it. Hopefully, Samsung will announce the phone within a couple of weeks from now on.

Samsung 512GB High Speed SSD Production To Begin Next Month

Samsung announced in a press release today that they would be beginning the production of high speed 512GB SSD from next month. The new SSD will be based on the 30-nanometer fabrication process. The SSD will make use of the toggle-mode DDR structureto deliver extremely high read/write speeds. The SSD will make use of the SATA 3.0Gbps interface.

“The highly advanced features and characteristics of our new SSD were obtained as a direct result of an aggressive push for further development of our NAND flash technology,Samsung 512GB SSD our SSD controller and our supportive SSD firmware,” said Dong-Soo Jun, executive vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Electronics. “Early introduction of this state-of-the-art toggle DDR solution will enable Samsung to play a major role in securing faster market acceptance of the new wave of high-end SSD technology,” he added

According to Samsung, the read/write speed of this new SSD will be in the range of 250MB/sec and 220MB/sec respectively. Along with speed, Samsung also has developed a low-power controller for the toggle-mode DDR NANDto reduce the power consumption of the SSD.

The 512GB SSD from Samsung also features 256-bit AES encryption to provide a higher level of security to the user’s data. The production of these new SSDs will start from next month, and hopefully they will hit the retail market in a couple of months.

Samsung BADA – an overview

Samsung has most definitely emerged as a big Smartphone player. Since it has already scheduled three handsets with it’s brand new BADA platform, here’s a quick view to what it really means.

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BADA is the new WAVE system platform for mobiles developed by Samsung. According to Samsung this platform will replace previous phones to high end smartphones.This BADA platform will revolutionize Samsungs cellphone market by filling it with high end and affordable smartphones.

Samsung first announced about BADA platform on 10th November 2009, releasing its first phone WAVE GT S8500 on 1st June 2010 making a sensation. The WAVE is a light & slim touchscreen phone powered by Samsung’s "hummingbird" CPU (S5PC110),which includes 1Ghz ARM cortex-8 CPU and a powerful in-built POWERVR SGX 3D graphics engine,"super AMOLED" Screen and has 720 pixel HD video capability.

BADA is a platform designed with unique features; its a platform with kernel configurable architecture which allows the use of either of the Linux kernel for high-end smartphones or the real-time operating system kernel for affordable smartphones due to its smaller memory footprint. On top of the kernel BADA platform has layers such as device, service and framework respectively.

The device layer is mainly responsible to provide core function of the device such as graphics, protocols, telephony, security etc. Service layer provides more service oriented features such as SNS, map, application purchasing and so on.The topmost framework layer provides application programming interface in C++ language to developers. BADA provides different user interface controls to developers- it provides basic user interface controls sush as listbox, color picker, tab, etc.

Additionally it has web browser control based on the open source Webkit and also features Adobe flash supporting flash 9. It also offers interactive mapping with points of interest features. These features can be embedded inside the native application. BADA also supports various mechanisms to enhance interaction such as different sensors- motion sensing, vibration control, face detection, accelerometer, magnetometer, tilt and GPS which can be incorporated into many applications. it also supports multipoint-touch.

All in all this BADA platform is definitely going to have some mileage in the mobile market. With the various support mechanism to enhance interaction and user friendly interface control it has a long list of pros. The BADA platform as Samsung believes will revolutionize the mobile market with its exclusive range of BADA platform supported handsets and Samsung app stores for the BADA platform, which covers more then 80 countries and 100 carriers around the world.

More Samsung Galaxy S PRO Images Leaked

Do you ever wonder how a upcoming mobile phone would gain some attention without being there? Well, one of the ways is to leak images and videos of the device in action. This has been by far one of the biggest way to create hype over a device, and the Samsung Galaxy S PRO is no exception.

According to the leaked images, the Samsung Galaxy S PRO is a 4G device and will be coming soon to Sprint. The Galaxy S PRO also has a full 5 row QWERTY keyboard and will ship with 2.1. The phone also has a 5MP camera with LED flash.

The release date for the device is not yet known, but it will definitely a part of the Sprint 4G network.

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Samsung Wave 2

Samsung unleashes the second wave of its propriety Bada OS with two new smartphones – the Samsung S5250 Wave 2 and the Samsung S5330 Wave 2 Pro. As reported earlier, the Samsung S8500 Wave was the flagship model of its Bada OS line projected to hit the Indian market next week.

The Wave 2models inspite of the name are not successors of the S8500 in the features they carry. Both the models sport 3.2″ TFT screens with WQVGA resolution which are far from the league of the high resolution Super AMOLED screen hosted by the first Wave.The remaining specs are also lower than those of the S8500 Wave.

Both are 2G models also supporting Wifi 802.11n and 3MP cameras. The only notable difference between them is that the Promodel has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Samsung is looking to lower the price bar on its Bada OS line of smartphones with these models and thereby make an impact on the lower price range markets. They should be hitting the market by August.

Source : Gsmarena

Samsung S8500 Wave Spec-Sheet and More

The Samsung S8500 Wave, soon to hit the Indian markets, is a beauty to behold. Samsung is launching its own brand new OS the Bada OS with the S8500 Wave as its next flagship model. How will it fare against heavyweights such as Android, Windows Phone 7 and Symbian? Only time will tell.

The mammoth Super AMOLED touchscreen is the heart of this beauty giving it stunning image quality. Its powered by an ARM Cortex A8 based 1GHz CPU, so it is hardly lacking in horsepower. Its greatest disadvantage is that having a new OS, there are not many applications available – unlike the numerous applications for Android or Symbian.

Features :-

  • 3.3″ 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • ARM Cortex A8 based 1GHz CPU
  • The new Bada OS with Samsung Apps
  • Built-in GPS receiver
  • Samsung Mobile Navigator
  • 720p HD Video Recording
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • TouchWiz 3.0 UI
  • 5.0 MP camera

With the S8500 Wave, Samsung has taken first steps in a new direction. As its application base grows, the successors of S8500 might have a greater chance of success. Thus it might be safe to say that its Android based cousin the Samsung Galaxy S has a far greater probability of being a hit. It is already being touted as the best Android phone yet, but the future being fluid and dynamic the Samsung S8500 Wave might just surprise us all.

To get a better look at this phone, go here.