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Besides dual-core, Samsung Galaxy S2 might also be the thinnest smartphone

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Besides dual-core, Samsung Galaxy S2 might also be the thinnest smartphone
A Korean newspaper claims to have more details on the upcoming sequel of the Samsung Galaxy S, which is scheduled for announcement at the MWC expo in Barcelona in three weeks. The phone, dubbed Samsung Galaxy S2, for the lack of more creative thinking, might drop a bombshell by having Samsung's own dual-core monster of a chipset inside.

The Orion silicon promises better graphics performance than Tegra 2, as well as support for desktop-grade DDR3 memory, while the RAM on the Galaxy S is said to receive a bump from 512MB to 1GB. The 4GB ROM and 32GB of internal memory rumors look more like a wishful thinking to us, as these are the most expensive components in a cell phone, and might make the price prohibitive, if all are there at once. Who knows, Sammy is producing its own flash memory, so some economies of scale might kick in. The company is hoping to sell 10 million Galaxy S2 phones this year.

The Galaxy S2 should sport a larger 4.3" display with the new Super AMOLED Plus technology, which is supposedly more balanced in terms of color saturation, and has enhanced brightness. The resolution stays the same 480x800 pixels, but Samsung has ditched the PenTile matrix arrangement, and now we have three subpixels for each pixel, which should make the image even more detailed. See our demo of said screen on the Samsung Infuse 4G, heading for AT&T.

Obviously this display allows for extremely thin handsets too, since the Koreans claim that the phone will have 0.35" (9mm) thickness. That's less than the thinnest smartphones on the market - the iPhone 4 and the LG Optimus Black (our hands-on here). The Infuse 4G looks razor thin, but the exact dimensions are not specified yet. Still, it manages to pack an LED flash, so hopefully the Samsung Galaxy S2 will have one too. The lack of flash was the main drawback on the original.

The other goodies that round-up the droolworthy package are an 8MP camera capable of 1080p Full HD video (duh!), and a built-in NFC chip, like on the Nexus S. It will, of course, run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but there are references to a feature called "Personal Cloud Computing", which probably is akin to what HTCSense.com provides for remote control and management of your phone.

We'll be at the MWC expo next month and will fetch you all the details on the Galaxy S2, which is expected to be unveiled on February 13th.

Source: Nocutnews (translated) via Careace

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