The mush anticipated Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone is finally here. The Android phone features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, HSPA+ connectivity providing data transfer of up to 21-Mbps and a Super Amoled Plus touch screen display.
It is also currently one of the thinnest smartphone in the market, measuring only 8.49-mm thin. Samsung has also increased its photo capability to eight megapixel camera and camcorder with 1080p full HD recording and playback. Samsung Malaysia Electronic Sdn Bhd managing director Kwon Jae Hoon expects the phone to do well in the Malaysian market based on the success of Galaxy S, which has sold 14 million units since its debut last year. With the Galaxy II, Samsung aims to increase its market share further in the local smartphone market from current 26.7 per cent, he added.
Kwon said Samsung Galaxy S II has three main elements that should appeal to users a vivid screen, faster processor and slim design. The new Galaxy S II screen is now 14 per cent larger at 4.27 inches to give better user experience when it comes to surfing the Web or working on applications. The screen also offers more sub-pixels to implement crystal-clear viewing experience in more vivid color.
Samsung said the phone utilizes new organic materials to provide more realistic quality in photo presentation and video playback without compromising battery life. In terms of speed the Gingerbread platform used is said able to provide users multi-tasking capabilities, faster upload and download time for video and photo files, and powerful 3D gaming performance. The thin, lightweight body, meanwhile will make it easy to carry around. Among other features are Live Panel, a customizable home screen for live web and applications arranged similar to magazine layout.
The Samsung Galaxy S II offers easy access to a variety of content services through Samsung Apps, Samsung Hubs-Social Hub, Reader Hub and Game Hub. With Social Hub and Reader Hub, users can easily manage their social networking services like Facebook and their collection of magazines, books and newspapers on one screen. In addition the Game Hub lets users download games, providing social network games and premium games including Game-loft's Let Golf 2 and Real Football 2011.
The phone comes with Kies-2.0 which allows users to connect their phone to their computers wirelessly to synchronize and backup data, and syncing their contacts with Outlook, Google or Yahoo..