Samsung enters a new dimension with the Galaxy S

Samsung enters a new dimension with the Galaxy S
At today's CTIA 2010 keynote with AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega and Samsung's Mobile Communications Business President, J.K. Shin, we finally got to know what we needed to know about that "S Life" thing we've been hearing about. More importantly, we even saw the manufacturer announce a brand new high-end model from the Android-powered Galaxy series.

Apparently, S Life, or rather Smart Life, is Sammy's new idea of bringing the smartphone experience to everyone. As Samsung envisions things, the full smartphone experience consists of three crucial elements: Screen, Speed and Content. Well, we are happy to tell you that the just announced Samsung Galaxy S (looks very similar to the Beam) will have all three, as it will utilize a large 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen, a blazing-fast 1GHz processor and... the Android 2.1 operating system with all of its third-party apps (about 30,000 right now). The camera is 5MP with option for 720p HD video recording at 30 frames per second. Other goodies include 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, HD video playback, as well as playback for many other formats like FLAC, and MKV. Truly a promising multimedia-centric piece of hardware. YEAH! Oops, excuse us.

The Samsung Galaxy S will be available "soon" worldwide, including Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Asia.

source: Samsung
Samsung Galaxy S Specifications | Hands-on at CTIA

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13 Comments

1. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

after the Behold 2, Samsung's lost me, the design and janky UI left a bad taste in my mouth, even if this one isn't using that touchwiz suber cube crap. It does look nice, though. If only I could mess w/ it [>

4. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Its using TouchWiz 3.0, so you can "look forward" to seeing all their smartphones having a UI like that (the Wave also has it).

2. JASON666

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 31, 2009

the design just "MEH" to me....but what phone doesnt look like that now a day...no? SPECs are very impressive..I like.

3. Galen20K

Posts: 576; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Nice specs and it looks really nice. - D. But is that enough nowadays?

5. Ray

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

exactly! nowadays people need to be more innovative and unique and not just coming up with the same ideas over and over again..

6. rtimi26

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

The sad part is you can't change much in a phone anymore. Now is the time where software rules and maybe after some time we can get back to hardware.

7. dmberta

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

I have to disagree. MOST parts of hardware have reached a diversity peak. However, battery life as phones becomes more advanced is going ot be a huge issue. Right now the two options are improved battery life with reduced functionality(due to creatively throtalling load on processing) or simply eating battery life to run more involved prcesses. I'm playing around with an N900 right now and know that I can kill my battery by making certain decisions in terms of how I use it during the day. Whoever wins the battery arms race will have a huge advantage in being able to push increased functionality and power onto the general user.

8. ilia1986 unregistered

Sounds very nice! Maybe Samsung is finally beginning to learn that if you cant beat em - you join em. This might just be the device which will make people forget about the disaster the Nexus one was - even though it was a completely different company. Maybe we will finally have a 1 ghz android phone that works. I just hope it too will have 512+ ram. And thus I say to Samsung - forget all this Wave\bada\ocean\touchwiz whatever stuff - You cant beat something thats already out there. And out there it is. Its either Android or Apple. There is 0 place for something else. Focus on making more Android devices - and push Nokia away from its current position and take its place!

9. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

Your definitely right about it being android or apple here in USA thats why web OS failed and it was a good OS but bada might make in Asia but definitely not here.

10. SkyNet.TX

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

WOW! nice looking phone. the spec so far are great! 4 inch -great superamoled-great androit 2.1-great 1 ghz proc- great 720p HD video what more can u ask for.this is what future and present phones look and have! feeling the HEAT Mr iphone!

11. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Wow I guess I'm the first commented to say it but.....WHAT THE FUCK? is this a samsung iPhone? Am I the only one that sees the VERY obvious clone of the iPhones UI? ok added features are apparent but the home screen is nearly identical. Even the amount of icons and the dock. Even the look of the icons is so similar it's uncanny. This is not parallel development making a similar ui because it just works great this is "hey they did it tight so let's copy". I wouldve preferred to see bada though. If not for the different OS then for the different UI.

12. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

umm... it's a samsung bwahahahahah.

13. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

crap samsung phones!! build em like bricks but the user intuitiveness SUX!! God Bless Iphone 3gs!!!

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