SINGAPORE - Samsung launched GALAXY S II, its flagship Android-powered smartphone. Samsung GALAXY S II succeeds its best-selling GALAXY S, which sold a record of 14 million units in the global sales since its debut last year.
It features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, HSPA+ connectivity providing data transfer of up to 21Mbps, a Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display. At just 8.49mm in thickness, the new smartphone is a powerful evolution of its predecessor in speed, screen and slim design.
Incorporating a 1.2GHz dual-core application processor, the fastest of its kind, GALAXY S II uses Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform, for users to enjoy the unrivalled merits of multi-tasking capabilities, faster upload & download time for video and photo files, and powerful 3D gaming performance.
In addition, it offers communications capabilities, including: HSPA+ connectivity, which provides three times as fast data as the typical 3G network; the next-generation dual-band Wi-Fi access (2.4GHz/5GHz); Wi-Fi Direct capability, which allows wireless data transactions up to 300Mbps; and Bluetooth 3.0+HS, which transfers data at a rate of up to 24Mbps.
Weighing 116g, the GALAXY II has a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, making improvements in screen size, colour gamut and power consumption. The screen is 14 percent larger than GALAXY S, with more sub-pixels to implement crystal-clear viewing experience in more vivid colors. New organic materials provide more realistic quality in photo presentation and video playback without compromising battery life.
Built on Samsung’s next generation TouchWiz UX technology, GALAXY S II offers an appealing user experience. Live Panel, a customizable home-screen for live web and applications is arranged similar to a magazine layout. Motion UI, has the screen laid out in perspective depending on a user’s pull and push; and a dynamic screen effect to shift between the home-screen and menus.
The GALAXY S II offers easy access to a variety of content services through Samsung Apps. With Social Hub and Readers Hub, users can easily manage their social networking services like Facebook and their collection of magazines, books and newspapers on one screen.
The GALAXY S II also boasts cutting-edge technology, such as an 8-megapixel camera and camcorder with 1080p full HD recording and playback, a gyroscopic sensor enabling precise gaming experience and a 1650mAh high capacity battery.
The GALAXY S II (16GB) will be available in June 2011 at S$998 (inclusive of GST), without line contract.