Samsung Galaxy S II officially confirmed: dual-core chipset, 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus
All of this power is packed in a super thin body - at just 0.33 inches (8.49mm) thick the phone is the thinnest to hit the market so far - the back design is very much reminiscent of the Samsung Infuse 4G for AT&T, so it will probably be as thin too. The screen will have a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, but Super AMOLED Plus means 50% more subpixel count than what we have on the Samsung Galaxy S, making it much sharper, especially when reading text. Brightness and power consumption are also improved compared to Super AMOLED, and in the end Sammy states:
"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 device."
In the camera department we have an 8-megapixel shooter on the back capable of 1080p Full HD video recording at 30fps (the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset only does 24fps 1080p recording), while on the front there is a 2-megapixel camera which might be of good use for video calls. Samsung will not waste any time with it - the Galaxy S II will be launched this month!
The phone will also support NFC, while in the software department, Gingerbread will be spiced up with Samsung's TouchWiz UI 4.0, the latest and supposedly the best of Samsung's Android skinning. Samsung's dual-core monster debuted in its GSM reincarnation at the MWC, with 4G HSPA+ capabilities of up to 21Mbps download speeds - provided that your carrier can supply them, of course.
One of the biggest news about the Galaxy S II is the fact that Samsung is likely using its own dual-core Exynos 4210 chip, previously known as Orion. This puts the device on par with all the latest dual-core powerhouses - the Motorola ATRIX 4G, the Motorola DROID BIONIC and the LG Optimus 2X, and maybe even further, we will try and run some benchmarks on it when we are making the hands-on.
The 4.3-inch screen seems like a safe bet on Samsung's side as bigger (think 4.5") screens haven't yet won users approval. Stay tuned as we are in Barcelona and we are eager to get our hands on one of these!
1. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
anybody got a idea for what phone carrier this sexy thin smartphone will go....my guess is AT&T
4. pdub73 (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Nov 2008)
Probably all the carriers like the Galaxy S 1
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5154; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I would hope they would release to all carriers. Doing otherwise would be kind of like snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory. Samsung doesn't strike me as being stupid. If they have their production ramped up and are ready to sell immediately on release, they could have a real hit. Especially if the benchmarks are competitive.
10. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
yes its att since they are going to be the bomb running HSPA+ and LTE :) unlike verizon CDMA and LTE :( and i doubt sprint because wimax is going to be dropped for LTE :D(itsa guess with supporting evidence, not a fact so dont hate;])
26. idan (unregistered)
if the specs are to be believed quadband hsdpa should allow us north americans to sample unlocked versions right away together with europe and asia.
2. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)
I'm crossing my fingers Sprint gets the rights to this.. we need this right now.
11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5154; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Second. Especially on the heels of the joke of a release of the thingy with 2 screens....
28. dj (unregistered)
sprint will get this. but not without a bulky keyboard.
3. sergio1990 (unregistered)
I'm really disappointed about it :-( I hoped it would have Samsung's powerhouse: Orion or Exhynon or whatever it is called now. Still, Tegra 2 is quite powerful and phone looks quite slick. I think Motorola Atrix 4G is the real beast for know, but time and pricing will tell who is the best :-)
22. pleasereadthearticles (unregistered)
Obviously you didn't read. It said it IS going to have Samsung's dual core chip in it.....please read before commenting.
30. sam (unregistered)
Dude, let him be! the poor guy made that comment when in fact the article talked about tegra 2 (it was updated later to reflect exynos! (and i had the old page as one of the tab in my browser to confirm that!)
PhoneArena ought to leave an "update" or an "edited" note if they change any content!
5. Kakarotto (Posts: 66; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
You will be happy because it has Exynos, not Tegra 2. ;)
17. sergio1990 (unregistered)
I hope you're right :-)
6. Makapiapia (Posts: 25; Member since: 06 Dec 2010)
Hope it's not made out of plastic. How big is the batt?
27. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5154; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I am wondering about the battery as well. Thin form factor doesn't exactly make for large battery capacity.
7. tiger4j (unregistered)
Yes, pretty sure they said quad core gpu. That would be mali 400 in exynos aka orion.
8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
OH BABY!!! x] yeah samsung getting it together :)
9. pcman1911 (unregistered)
nope. not made of plastic this time. check out the backshots of this phone...
13. sergio1990 (unregistered)
I hope it is indeed Samsung's Exynos :-) It will make this phone go flying!!!
14. sam (unregistered)
Did you even READ the article?
16. sergio1990 (unregistered)
Yes, but it was some hours ago. Then this article stated it has Tegra 2 and after few hours it changed to it's current state.
24. sam (unregistered)
sergio, you were right!
besides, even now the article still says "Most likely Samsung's Exynos"
I guess I'll have my fingers crossed as well! ;)
Along with these sweet specs, I really wished however for a stock Android! No more delays from Sammy's end! Now that would be, like ppl say "Bitchin!"
15. lol (unregistered)
WoW o_o but still there is something wrong 4.3" and resulation of 480x800! I know it's superAMOLED but it's not enough for this big screen I hope there's no pixels like galaxy s1
18. tj2077 (unregistered)
sadly I fear verizon will avoid this to funnel people to their iphone
19. giantgnome (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)
Why would Verizon need to funnel people to their iPhone? People who want an iphone will get an iphone anyways, people who want the S2 may now consider a different carrier if Verizon decides to pass on this.
20. Zach (unregistered)
Will it be 4g??
21. @?@?@?@?@?@?@ (unregistered)
HOOOOOOOLLLLYYYYY COOOOOWWW!!!!! man, i want this phone. VZW better get it or else. well, maybe not or else but i really really want this. Good job Samsung. i've got your 1st version, i will jump to get the 2nd!!!
23. Ananta (unregistered)
India launch this month I hope?
25. Eingild (unregistered)
Any word on Bada 2.0?
31. jacremes (unregistered)
Fyi the battery is 1650 mAh. Lets hope to God seidio makes an extended battery for this and it goes to verizon. All my phone dreams would come true! Then I could have the samsung suite wiith the 10.1 and my s2:)