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# 77249 13-Feb-2011 08:53
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http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s2_specs_and_photo_leak_before_mwc_starts-news-2318.php


The wifi support is for 802.11a/b/g/n, with 802.11a working on 5Ghz frequency rather than the more conventional 2.4 band, so it might be a dual band wifi support. Mobile data will apparently be HSPA+

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  # 438782 13-Feb-2011 09:52
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Interesting that they have gone for a 4.3 inch display. People have wondered whether the HTC Desire HD is too big, but the SGS2 appears to be even bigger (bezel at the top particularly) though it states it will be thinner.
All other specs look great and I have my fingers crossed it won't have the annoying flaws its predecessor had.
I wonder if it will be vanilla android or whether Samsung will load its own skin on top.




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  # 438819 13-Feb-2011 12:10
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Disappointing if it's only 480x800 res, qHD is all the rage now 540x960 like the Motorola Atrix. I think I'll be going HTC next time anyway. Samsung are terrible at software development and support. It also looks a lot like an iPhone 4 wannabe which is disappointing.




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  # 439409 14-Feb-2011 19:23
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The official specs list quad band WCDMA... Telecom and Vodafone support in the one device :)

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  # 439422 14-Feb-2011 19:43
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The official release:


 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.

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

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 WorkSamsung 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 InteractionSamsung 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.
 

 




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  # 439462 14-Feb-2011 21:03
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Dingbatt: Interesting that they have gone for a 4.3 inch display. People have wondered whether the HTC Desire HD is too big, but the SGS2 appears to be even bigger (bezel at the top particularly) though it states it will be thinner.
All other specs look great and I have my fingers crossed it won't have the annoying flaws its predecessor had.
I wonder if it will be vanilla android or whether Samsung will load its own skin on top.


My Samsung Galaxy S on stock JPY Android v2.2.1 doesn't have all the flaws it had before. It's fast, responsive - NO LAG - and has 1.8GB of app storage. Yes...the GPS is still sub-par....but everything else works really well. 

If only they had sold it like this in the first place!!!

Never mind...I'm there now. The step up to a 4.3" screen would be nice.....and the Galaxy S *is* a very light, comfortable phone. Nexus One feels like a brick next to it.  




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  # 439515 14-Feb-2011 22:00
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Linuxluver: Yes...the GPS is still sub-par....but everything else works really well. 


Damn. Answers a question I was going to ask re: SGS.


Anyway. I'll be interested in the SG2's review when it's released. 

 
 
 
 




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  # 439532 14-Feb-2011 22:23
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Behodar: The official specs list quad band WCDMA... Telecom and Vodafone support in the one device :)


I wonder if its going to be like the SGS, two versions, Vodafone & XT versions with the respective bands being available, so Vodafone version 900/2100 and XT 850/2100

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  # 439554 14-Feb-2011 23:00
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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.

Oh no, at least with the execrable Kies as a PC application you could just not install it. If it's on the phone it will sit there clogging up RAM and crashing a lot.

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  # 439604 15-Feb-2011 08:42
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mrgsm021:
Behodar: The official specs list quad band WCDMA... Telecom and Vodafone support in the one device :)


I wonder if its going to be like the SGS, two versions, Vodafone & XT versions with the respective bands being available, so Vodafone version 900/2100 and XT 850/2100

I don't believe that Samsung refers to the older model as "quad band".

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  # 439606 15-Feb-2011 08:47
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Behodar: The official specs list quad band WCDMA... Telecom and Vodafone support in the one device :)


 


Nice.  About time..Smile

Now how long before we see it on the likes of Telecom??




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