Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II is Here in the Philippines

Samsung Galaxy S rocked the smartphone market when it was unveiled last year. And this month, Samsung Galaxy S II is about to do the same being the first 4G smartphone to hit the country and Samsung's most powerful and sleekest, at that.

Check out parts of the press release from Samsung below :
Manila, Philippines - Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp. (SEPCO), the leader in Android smartphones, announced that the Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100), the first 4G phone to hit the country that is beautifully thin (8.49mm),lightweight and extremely powerful with its 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. The Samsung GALAXY S II bears with it the latest Android smartphone OS,  Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Complementing this latest operating system is an uber fast 1.2GHz Dual Core processor, the most vivid and brilliant Super AMOLED Plus screen and the smartest voice solution that enables the user to call, text, email and even surf the internet hands-free.

"In 2011, we will take Samsung’s leadership in Speed, Screen and Content to a whole new level,” said Glenn Glinoga, Business Unit Director of SEPCO’s Mobile Communications Business.
"We're are very excited and proud to bring in the first 4G Android smartphone in the country that not only pleases the eye but delivers the most delightful smartphone experience," added Coco Domingo, Product Marketing Head of SEPCO’s Mobile Communications Business.

Taking Mobile Computing to Another Level

Incorporating a dual-core application processor and advanced 4G wireless network (HSPA+ 21) connectivity, the Samsung GALAXY S II has the speed and power to provide the best mobile performance. The 1.2 GHz Dual-core application processor offers  features such as fast web browsing, multi-tasking comparable to a PC-like environment, supreme graphics quality and instantly responsive 3D user interface on the large screen. The GALAXY S II also offers seamless multitasking, switching between applications instantly. Superior 3D hardware performance makes games and video incredibly fast and smooth.

With super-fast HSPA+ connectivity, the GALAXY S II offers rapid download speeds while BlueTooth® 3.0+HS reduces data transfer times.  The Samsung GALAXY S II is equipped with an 8MP, high-profile camera and camcorder with 1080p full HD recording and playback. With Samsung’s patented AllShare technology capture, create and share experiences hassle-free.
Samsung Galaxy S II

LED TV in your pocket?

The Samsung GALAXY S II is equipped with Samsung’s new crystal-clear Super AMOLED Plus screen. This is the most advanced mobile visual display ever created. With this display, Samsung sets a new standard of quality viewing on mobile handsets. The Super AMOLED Plus introduces the best in quality in color gamut, contrast ratio and edge sharpness. Using RealStripe screen technology and a greatly increased sub-pixel count, Super AMOLED Plus complements the human eye in its ability to recognize images. With a wider viewing angle and increased visibility outdoors, the Samsung GALAXY S II provides a more vibrant viewing experience than any other mobile device. The Super AMOLED Plus display does not compromise battery performance. A significant reduction in power consumption from Super AMOLED display makes it more energy-efficient than other comparably-sized devices.

Doing more with your Voice

The Galaxy S II is truly smarter than the ordinary smartphone. With its pre-loaded voice solution feature, Galaxy S II users can command their phone to call, text and even send an email hands-free. Simply activate the voice solution with these simple words “Hey Galaxy” and the phone automatically responds by asking the user what he would like to do. This unique solution translates uttered words into both commands and actual text so SMS and emails cam be dictated and sent without the use of one’s fingers.
If you have noticed, although the Samsung Galaxy S II has yet to officially arrive in the Philippines, our article title says "Samsung Galaxy S II is Here in the Philippines." This is because word got around that the Samsung Galaxy S II is already being sold in the grey market of Greenhills at the hefty price of P38K. Check Abe Olandres' blog on this.

I think the main highlights of Samsung Galaxy S II would be its muscle (4G & 1.2GHz Dual Core processor), screen (Super AMOLED Plus), and looks (8.49mm thin with an 8MP camera).

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