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Samsung Officially Announces the Galaxy S II at Mobile World Congress

Samsung (News - Alert) kicked off Mobile World Congress by announcing the new Samsung Galaxy S II (Model GT-I9100). This Samsung successor to the original Galaxy will pack a serious punch when it comes to new features offered.

Samsung Galaxy S II has a dual-core application processor which 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.

Here are the main Galaxy S II features:

-          Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA+ 21 850/900/1900/2100

-          Operating System:  Android (News - Alert) 2.3 Gingerbread

-          Display: 4.27” WVGA (480×800) Super AMOLED Plus

-          Processor (News - Alert): 1 GHz Dual Core Application Processor

-          Camera: Main (Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED FlashFront: 2.0-Mega Pixel CameraSingle Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot

-          Video: Codec: MPEG4/ H.264/ H.263/ DivX VC-1Playback: FULL HD (1080p) at 30fpsRecording: FULL HD (1080p) at 30fps

-          Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eACC+3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Voice Recorder

Discussing the company’s new offering and plans for the year, JK Shin, president and head of Samsung’s mobile communications business said, “In 2011, we will take Samsung’s leadership in speed, screen and content to a whole new level.”

“With the Galaxy S II, Samsung wants to set the new standard of quality viewing on mobile, powerful performance, and slim and modern design,” he added.

Samsung’s plan for Galaxy S II is to attract not only old customers (looking to upgrade) but hopefully new customers looking for a high-end experience on the smartphone side; competing with the likes of the Apple iPhone.

Charles West is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Prior to joining TMC (News - Alert) Charles worked with many gadget oriented sites that included running his own blog ( and Smartphone column for To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Charles West

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