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Samsung unveils the dual-core Galaxy S II

15 February 2011 by
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From the forum:
Samsung has announced Galaxy S II. The Galaxy S II has a dual-core 1 GHz CPU and is the world thinnest smartphone ony 8.49 mm thick

A dual-core 1 GHz processor should be enough for everyone. At lest a year or two when the quad core CPU's are out. The Samsung Galaxy S II will be a high performance smartphone for years to come. The Galaxy S II processor is able to both record and play bak full HD 1080p @30 fps. The display with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution is not Full HD and the lack of HDMI will not let you view HD media on an external displays so we do not see the point in promoting Full HD viewing for the Galaxy S II. Please enlighten us using the comment form below the article.

We bet you can't see the difference between a 8.5 and a 8.49 mm thin phone, but the small numbers seems to be of great importance these day. As far as wee know, Samsung announced the thinnest phone at this years MWC. The competitors Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is 8.7 mm thin, HTC ChaCha 10.7 mm and LG has the Optimus Black measuring 9.2 mm. Seems like Samsung won the competition of having the thinnest phone with the largest screen this year.

Samsung Galaxy S II

Galaxy S II is running on the latest version of Googles operating system, Android 2.3 Gingerbred. It has a large 4.3 inch 480x800 pixle Super AMOLED Plus display. A couple of nice video codecs are installed: MPEG4/H.264/H.263/DivX VC-1.

The Samsung Galaxy S II seems to be the first Android device taking the business maket seriously too. It has a range of enterprise solutions:

  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. The most policies and restrictions support among Android AcitveSync cients.
  • On Device Encryption. A security solution that enables the protection of mobile data without the need to sacrifice speed and functionality
  • Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network. Encrypted network connectivity for mobile workers
  • Sybase Afaria Mobile Device Management. Allow mobile workers access to enterprise assets using the device of their choice. IT can confidently extend corporate security policies to the Android platform
  • Cisco WebEx. Stay connected to important meetings. View shared desktops, browsers, applications and documents with live annotations.
  • Cisco Mobile. VoIP solution allowing workforce to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi using An Android interface.

 

Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II highights

  • Dimensions: 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm
  • 116 gram
  • Networks: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA+ 21 850/900/1900/2100
  • Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n), WiFi Direct, DNLA
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • a-GPS
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 4.27 inch screen, 480x800 pixels resolution, Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1GHz Dual Core Application Processor
  • 8 megapixel camera, autofocus, LED flash. 2 megapixel front camera
  • Video: Playback at Full HD 1080p @30fps, Recording at Full HD 1080p at @30fps
  • FM radio
  • 1650 mAh battery
  • Memory 16/32 GB + microSD card up to 32 GB
  • 3.5 mm audio jack

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goldenface8 years, 9 months ago
Maybe it was too thin for them to include a HDMI port. So is this the thinnest smartphone yet?
Sassho8 years, 9 months ago
Cool phone - iPhone4 killer
skblakee8 years, 9 months ago
Dam, no HDMI out? Anyway, this is my next phone. Without a doubt it is.
Edit, that HDMI out made me think twice. I really want that on my next phone.
[ This Message was edited by: skblakee on 2011-02-16 01:09 ]
korbindallis8 years, 9 months ago
the galaxy s looked like iphone 3gs
now galaxy s ii lookes like iphone 4
lol
n01ukn0w8 years, 9 months ago
The Galaxy S2 does have HDMI out! The phone uses the Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) standard. This allows the phone to output full 1080P resolution via the standard Micro-Usb connector. All you need is the Micro-Usb to HDMI cable. You could also stream HD content from the phone wirelessly to a TV that supports DNLA, which most new televisions do support. For more information about MHL have a look here http://armdevices.net/2011/02/15/mobile-high-definition-link-mhl/ Hope that helps
buntoo8 years, 9 months ago
Great Specs
Any idea about the price?
skblakee8 years, 9 months ago

On 2011-02-17 20:27:39, n01ukn0w wrote:
The Galaxy S2 does have HDMI out! The phone uses the Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) standard. This allows the phone to output full 1080P resolution via the standard Micro-Usb connector. All you need is the Micro-Usb to HDMI cable. You could also stream HD content from the phone wirelessly to a TV that supports DNLA, which most new televisions do support. For more information about MHL have a look here http://armdevices.net/2011/02/15/mobile-high-definition-link-mhl/ Hope that helps

Never heard of this before but if what you state is correct then I am fully on board. I want more than just DLNA.
Thanks
Hobbs8 years, 9 months ago
Fantastic specs.Come 2012 June I cant wait to see what kind of phones will be available for me then for my upgrade.Its gonna be insane.
skblakee8 years, 9 months ago
After looking at the entire video about MHL I am firmly in the corner of the Galaxy S II. HDMI through the mini USB port is a great leap forward instead of having a separate port.


[ This Message was edited by: skblakee on 2011-02-18 11:28 ]
buntoo8 years, 9 months ago
I've heard that even Galaxy S (i9000) running froyo supports hdmi output with a micro usb to hdmi cable. I've not such a cable; so can't verify if its true.
skblakee8 years, 9 months ago
Watch the video above . It speaks of a new technology,Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL). Only newer model phones from this year onwards have the ability to do high Definition content through USB.
[ This Message was edited by: skblakee on 2011-02-18 20:25 ]
natguest8 years, 6 months ago
The official Samsung HDMI adapter doesn't look to be out for quite a while yet but there's one by BizLite over at Mobile Fun that should be in over the next fortnight (website says 9-14 days)

Cheaper than the official one too. Agreed that it's quite annoying having no TV-out on the 3.5mm jack!
[ This Message was edited by: laffen on 2011-05-26 16:34 ]

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