Thursday, July 7, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II Mobile Phone

The Samsung Galaxy S II (or Galaxy S2) is an Android smartphone that was announced by Samsung on February 13, 2011 at the Mobile World Congress and is currently the second thinnest Dual-Core smartphone in the world (surpassed only by the NEC Medias which will only be released in Japan). 

The Galaxy S II is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S. It features a 1.2 GHz dual-core SoC processor, in either Samsung's own Exynos SoC (GT-i9100 model) or Nvidia's Tegra 2 SoC (GT-i9103 model). It has 1 GB of RAM, a 10.8 cm (4.3 in) WVGA Super AMOLED plus display and an 8 megapixel camera with flash that can record videos in full high definition 1080p. It is one of the first devices to support Mobile High definition Link (MHL), which allows up to 1080p uncompressed video output with HDMI while charging the device at the same time. Support for the USB On-The-Go (USB OTG) function was also specified and confirmed on this device.

    • HSPA+ 21Mbps/ HSUPA 5.76Mbps
    • EDGE/ GPRS Class 12
    • Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    • Quad band UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
    • Dual Core Application Processor
    Dimensions 125.3X66.1X8.49mm Display 4.3" WVGA SUPER AMOLED Plus * Memory
    • 16GB/32GB
    • MicroSD (up to 32GB)
    Camera 8MP AF with LED Flash + 2MP Front Connectivity
    • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
    • BT v3.0+HS
    • USB v2.0
    • MicroUSB, 3.5mm Ear Jack
    • * Display: "4.27" in actual measurement
    Battery 1650mAh OS Android Platform 2.3 Message
    • SMS/MMS (OMA v1.2)
    • Email (POP3/IMAP/SMTP, SSL/TLS)
    • Exchange ActiveSync Email
    • MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB
    • MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, Xvid, VC-1
    • Recording & Playback 1080@30fps
    • GPS
    • A-GPS
    • Easy Set-up (WPS PIN/PBC, Wi-Fi Direct)
    • AllShare (DLNA1.5)
    • Samsung Kies 2.0, Samsun
    4 Hubs
    • Social Hub / Readers Hub /
    • Music Hub / Game Hub
    • TouchWiz
    • Google Mobile Services

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Samsung Galaxy S II is priced at INR 30,999/- in India.

Multimedia Support for Samsung Galaxy S II

The Galaxy S II comes with support for many multimedia file formats and codecs. For audio it supports (FLAC, WAV, Vorbis, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MID, AC3, XMF), video codecs (mpeg4, H.264, H.263, DivX HD/XviD, VC-1) and video formats (3GP (MPEG-4), WMV (Advanced Systems Format), AVI (divx)).

Continued support for the MKV format container was confirmed. From this, it could also be suggested that both the Sorenson codec and FLV format container will also be continually supported the same as was available on the previous generation Galaxy S device.

Up to 1080p video resolution playback is supported both on Exynos and Tegra 2 respectively, although unlike the Exynos 4210, Tegra 2 has been stated to not support 'high profile' encoded h.264 video.

Samsung Galaxy S 2 Review

Reviews of the Galaxy S II have been positive. Engadget gave the device a 9/10, calling it "the best Android smartphone yet" and "possibly the best smartphone, period". CNET UK gave the device a favorable review of 4.5/5 and described it as "one of the slimmest, lightest mobiles we've ever had the privilege to hold."[53] TechRadar gave the device 5/5 stars and describes the devices as one that "set a new bar for smartphones in 2011.

Samsung Galaxy S 2 Awards

In June 2011, the phone won the award of 'Hottest New Phone for 2011' at the Mobile Industry Awards 2011.

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