Samsung Galaxy S2 Announced

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    Today is a big day if you're interested in acquiring the next Galaxy S device. The new Samsung Galaxy S2 will be available this month, but for the time being you should know that it will launch with Gingerbread so you won't have to wait for the update. Also, somewhat worth noting, is that the thinness was not a measurement of the device's "thinnest spot", but actually the normal thinness of the phone.

    I personally am very excited, and think this is a huge jump in the way phones are made. I remember the days when devices where in the 16mm range. These days, companies are actually working hard to produce a phone that isn't just feature packed, but also elegant and slim.

    What are your thoughts on this new Galaxy S device?
    Source (Samsung Galaxy S 2 announced, is world's thinnest smartphone | Android Central)

    Press release below:
    Samsung announces the GALAXY S II, World's thinnest Smartphone that Will Let You Experience More with Less
    Global launch of Samsung's most powerful smartphone delivers unmatched performance with a Dual-Core application processor and best-in-class viewing experience by Super AMOLED Plus display in sleek and lightweight design
    BARCELONA, February 13, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100), a beautifully thin (8.49mm) and lightweight, dual-core smartphone that combines an unmatched viewing experience with incredible performance.
    The Samsung GALAXY S II uses Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of the world's fastest-growing mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone includes access to Samsung's four new content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.
    "In 2011, we will take Samsung's leadership in Speed, Screen and Content to a whole new level," said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business. "With the GALAXY S II, Samsung wants to set the new standard of quality viewing on mobile, powerful performance, and slim and modern design."
    "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."
    "We're pleased to see Samsung bring another Android-powered device to market to help grow the Android ecosystem," said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.

    Powerful Performance
    Incorporating a dual-core application processor and advanced wireless network (HSPA+ 21) connectivity, the Samsung GALAXY S II has the speed and power to provide an unrivalled mobile performance. Dual-core application processor delivers compelling features such as fast web browsing, multi-tasking comparable to a PC-like environment, supreme graphics quality and instantly responsive 3D user interface on the large screen. The GALAXY S II also delivers seamless multitasking, switching between applications instantly. Superior 3D hardware performance makes games and video incredibly fast and smooth.
    With super-fast HSPA+ connectivity, the GALAXY S II offers rapid mobile download speeds while BlueTooth® 3.0+HS considerably reduces data transfer times.
    The Samsung GALAXY S II has been equipped with an 8MP, high-profile camera and camcorder with 1080p full HD recording and playback. With Samsung's patented AllShare technology, customers can capture, create and then share their experiences hassle-free.
    A Next Level of Viewing Experience
    The Samsung GALAXY S II has been equipped with Samsung's new crystal-clear Super AMOLED Plus screen, the most advanced mobile visual display ever created. Setting the standard of quality viewing on mobile, Super AMOLED Plus introduces the best in quality in color gamut, contrast ratio and edge sharpness. Using RealStripe screen technology and a greatly increased sub-pixel count, Super AMOLED Plus complements the mechanics of the human eye to recognize images look clearer and more detailed than ever before. With a wider viewing angle and increased visibility in outdoor, the Samsung GALAXY S II provides a more vibrant viewing experience than any other mobile devices.
    Even with its unrivaled performance, the innovative Super AMOLED Plus display does not compromise battery performance. A significant reduction in power consumption from Super AMOLED display means it is also more energy-efficient than other comparably-sized devices, allowing Samsung to minimize device weight.

    Samsung GALAXY S II Goes to Work
    Samsung has introduced a new range of enterprise mobility solutions, expanding the business capabilities of the Samsung GALAXY S II and helping enterprise customers empower a flexible and connected mobile workforce. Samsung has partnered with IT industry leaders to offer the most relevant enterprise solutions to the Samsung GALAXY S II, working seamlessly on the Android Gingerbread platform and paying special attention to securing data and network. These solutions include enhanced conferencing and connectivity services from Cisco, the most comprehensive mobile implementation of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and secure remote device management from Sybase.

    A New World of Entertainment and Smarter Interaction
    Samsung has selected the Samsung GALAXY S II as its premium mobile product with which to launch Samsung Hubs – integrated mobile applications designed to fit every element of your life. With Samsung Hubs, the Samsung GALAXY S II delivers rich catalogues of books and magazines, music, advanced mobile games and control of your online social life, all from a single device.
    • Social Hub Premium: The future of communication – talk to whoever you want, however you want, all from one place – your contact's list. Communication history, IM status, and updates from social networking sites are all readily available. From here, users can access all types of messages (push e-mail, text, VM and SNS) and respond directly without resorting to individual applications. It truly acts as a hub for entire social life.
    • Readers Hub: Carry an enormous library of books, magazines and newspapers on-the-go. Through strategic partnerships, Samsung Readers Hub provides over 2.2 million books and novels, 2,000 global and local newspapers in 49 languages and 2,300 popular magazines in 22 languages.
    • Game Hub: The easiest way to download and play best-in-class mobile games. Featuring a 3-axis gyroscopic sensor, the Samsung GALAXY S II unleashes a world of gaming possibilities. Try for free and download premium titles from partners like Gameloft, or 'enjoy Social Network Games (SNG) powered by mobage including ngmoco's We Rule and We City'.
    • Music Hub: Make Samsung GALAXY S II a personal music manager and access over 12 million tracks from 7digital. Discover what's hot from top charts, search for favorite music, get recommendations on albums, enjoy previews and download them directly to Samsung GALAXY S II.
    The Samsung GALAXY S II gives customers more choice in personalizing their smartphone experience. New for the Samsung GALAXY S II, Samsung has introduced Live Panel, a service that aggregates live web and application contents to a single customizable home-screen. Customers can design the lay-out of their own Live Panel, online services and mobile apps to appear on-screen. SNS feeds, information and many more applications can all be embedded and accessed instantly through the magazine-like layout.
    With the enhanced voice technology on the Samsung GALAXY S II, customers will be able to do more with less. From opening the app to controlling the messaging, social media, email and calling, Samsung Voice Solution will recognizes voice and convert it to text and vice versa. Customized Voice Translation application makes the Samsung GALAXY S II the perfect travel companion, translating voice or text into - and from - a range of languages: simply speak a word or phrase into the handset and it will instantly translate it, with audio and text output.
    For swift and simple device management, Samsung has introduced Kies Air. With Kies air, consumers can manage their smartphone contents from their PC, via local WiFi connections. download photos taken on the built-in camera, listen to music, check missed calls and send messages in the web browser on their PC. For added connectivity, WiFi Direct allows consumers to connect to wireless-enabled PCs and printers without the need for wireless access points. According to market requirement, the GALAXY S II is able to incorporate Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to support emerging mobile payment service and other services with mobile operators.
    The GALAXY S II is exhibited at Hall #8, Mobile World Congress 2011.
    For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit MWC Media Resources.
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    Never been a huge Samsung fan....but thats a sexy phone.
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    Very impressive - but I still plan on buying an HTC Thunderbolt for my next phone. :)

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    So... This is on Verizon?
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    Beautiful phone. I said I would never go Samsung because of the update thing but I might just have to pick this up if LG doesn't come out with something dual core for Verizon.

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    It hasn't been announced but more than likely it'll eventually be released for Verizon. At least if they follow the same strategy as for the first Galaxy S.

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    Nice iPhone... I mean GalaxyS2.

    Looks way too much like the iPhone. No thanks.
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    So, than it won't be on VZW this month?


    Back2 the Bolt for me =/.
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    Def not on verizon anytime soon. It states in the release that it will be on HSPA+
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    Yeah I would give it a while before it's on Verizon. I believe last time Verizon got it last out of the major carriers.

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    LG optimus 3d > galaxy s II > Thunderbolt > Bionic > LG Revolution.

    IMO
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    Interested to know why you think that. IMO Galaxy S II>LG Optimus 3d>Bionic>Thunderbolt>LG Revolution

    Mostly because of the specs so the dual core phones are first. Galaxy S II is the best to me because of the 1gb of ram plus the front facing camera. It's also very slim. I just don't like the fact that there's no search key plus a camera button would be nice since there is no search key. If the Optimus 3d had a ffc then it would more than likely be in the front.
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    And I bet its going to stay on os 2.3
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    I have a droid 2, the galaxys2 is gonna be my next phone. It comes stock with a 1.2 ghz proccessor ! I dont care if it looks like the i*hone because cyanogenmod or ultimate droid will eventally be available for it!
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    +1 - I completely agree!

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