Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy Tab 10.1 Announced At MWC [VIDEOS]

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At a pre-MWC event in Barcelona, Samsung made their Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 Official, bringing the next evolution of their Android devices that rose to stardom in 2010. Samsung claimed they’ve sold 10 million Galaxy devices last year and the latest additions, while nothing groundbreaking, definitely bring some welcome updates that consumers will dig.

To make a long story short, we’ll give you the main skinny on each device and then dive into some explanation about the event itself, with nitty gritty details:

  • Galaxy S2 – 4.3-inch Super Amoled Plus screen, 1GHz Dual Core processor, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 1080p recording and playback, 1650 mAh battery, NFC equipped, Samsung Touchwiz 4.0 with 4 “hubs” (Readers Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, Social Hub), 8.49mm thin, 116g, Flash 10.1.
  • Galaxy Tab 10.1- Android 3.0 Honeycomb running on a 10-inch screen, 8MP camera, 2MP front camera, 1080p recording and playback, 10.9mm thick, 522grams, dual core processor, Surround sound with speakers on left/right of device in landscape mode.

And now a little background. First we got to the event and waited in a line outside:

Once inside, there was a brilliant scene set with lots of colors, food, drinks, and people all waiting to get into the event. We grabbed a quick pic with the guys from Angry Birds while we waited:

By the time they let us in the crowd was immense. Shortly after I took this photo, all the seats were filled and a few hundred people resorted to standing room only in the back.

Kim Titus, VP of Public Relations at Samsung, introduced the event, down dropped the curtains, and we found out the background music was actually being performed by a live “mobile” orchestra composed of violinists and artists equipped with musically inclined Galaxy devices:

Samsung CEO, JK Shin, then announced the Galaxy S2 once and for all, discussing the company’s continued commitment to Screen, Speed, and Content:

Then things got a little… slow. Samsung proceeded to invite a plethora of partners on stage to discuss how they are working with Samsung, and it caused the event to be filled with about 40 minutes of boring nothingness. New rule: partners only get a shoutout, a handwave, and a couple sentences. The “partners” made what was an otherwise an awesome event unbareable at times. Samsung also packed in a bit too much cheesiness through well-intended real life “examples” of different types of people using their Galaxy S for the better.

Then they pretended to end the event, dropped the curtain, but in role call style they presented the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in grand fashion:

Then, again, a partner got on stage and ruined the flow of the announcement. Belkin talked for about 10 minutes about pretty much nothing, saying they were going to launch Galaxy specific accessories, only they took 200 times longer to explain this fact and filled it with partnership fluff.

First Impressions?

Again, nothing groundbreaking. The Galaxy S2 is definitely an upgrade, seeing dual cores, Gingerbread, bigger/better screen, better cameras and improvements across the board. There are no “wow” factor additions, but the Galaxy S was already solid and this phone should yet again be a favorite when it’s released globally. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn’t much different than the XOOM – it’s an Android 3.0 tablet. That being said, it’s awesome.

We’ve got some hands-on videos of the devices coming up soon, but until then, below you’ll find a bunch of official pictures of the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 followed by the press releases for each:

Galaxy S2 & Galaxy Tab 10.1 Pictures:

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Galaxy S2 Press Release:

Samsung announces the GALAXY S II, World’s thinnest Smartphone that Will Let You Experience More with Less

Global launch of Samsung’s most powerful smartphone delivers unmatched performance with a Dual-Core application processor and best-in-class viewing experience by Super AMOLED Plus display in sleek and lightweight design

BARCELONA, February 13, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100), a beautifully thin (8.49mm) and lightweight, dual-core smartphone that combines an unmatched viewing experience with incredible performance.

The Samsung GALAXY S II uses Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone includes access to Samsung’s four new content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.

“In 2011, we will take Samsung’s leadership in Speed, Screen and Content to a whole new level," said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. “With the GALAXY S II, Samsung wants to set the new standard of quality viewing on mobile, powerful performance, and slim and modern design."

"GALAXY S II is a natural and powerful evolution of GALAXY S. Building on the phenomenal success of the original Samsung GALAXY S, we are proud to unveil the ultimate smartphone. Consumers no longer have to contain themselves – the Samsung GALAXY S II allows them to design their own smart lives."

“We’re pleased to see Samsung bring another Android-powered device to market to help grow the Android ecosystem,” said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.

Powerful PerformanceIncorporating a dual-core application processor and advanced wireless network (HSPA+ 21) connectivity, the Samsung GALAXY S II has the speed and power to provide an unrivalled mobile performance. Dual-core application processor delivers compelling 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 delivers 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 mobile download speeds while BlueTooth® 3.0+HS considerably reduces data transfer times.The Samsung GALAXY S II has been equipped with an 8MP, high-profile camera and camcorder with 1080p full HD recording and playback. With Samsung’s patented AllShare technology, customers can capture, create and then share their experiences hassle-free

A Next Level of Viewing ExperienceThe Samsung GALAXY S II has been equipped with Samsung’s new crystal-clear Super AMOLED Plus screen, the most advanced mobile visual display ever created. Setting the standard of quality viewing on mobile, 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 mechanics of the human eye to recognize images look clearer and more detailed than ever before. With a wider viewing angle and increased visibility in outdoor, the Samsung GALAXY S II provides a more vibrant viewing experience than any other mobile devices.

Even with its unrivaled performance, the innovative Super AMOLED Plus display does not compromise battery performance. A significant reduction in power consumption from Super AMOLED display means it is also more energy-efficient than other comparably-sized devices, allowing Samsung to minimize device weight.

Samsung GALAXY S II Goes to WorkSamsung has introduced a new range of enterprise mobility solutions, expanding the business capabilities of the Samsung GALAXY S II and helping enterprise customers empower a flexible and connected mobile workforce. Samsung has partnered with IT industry leaders to offer the most relevant enterprise solutions to the Samsung GALAXY S II, working seamlessly on the Android Gingerbread platform and paying special attention to securing data and network. These solutions include enhanced conferencing and connectivity services from Cisco, the most comprehensive mobile implementation of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and secure remote device management from Sybase.

A New World of Entertainment and Smarter InteractionSamsung has selected the Samsung GALAXY S II as its premium mobile product with which to launch Samsung Hubs – integrated mobile applications designed to fit every element of your life. With Samsung Hubs, the Samsung GALAXY S II delivers rich catalogues of books and magazines, music, advanced mobile games and control of your online social life, all from a single device.

  • Social Hub Premium: The future of communication – talk to whoever you want, however you want, all from one place – your contact’s list. Communication history, IM status, and updates from social networking sites are all readily available. From here, users can access all types of messages (push e-mail, text, VM and SNS) and respond directly without resorting to individual applications. It truly acts as a hub for entire social life. Server.
  • Readers Hub: Carry an enormous library of books, magazines and newspapers on-the-go. Through strategic partnerships, Samsung Readers Hub provides over 2.2 million books and novels, 2,000 global and local newspapers in 49 languages and 2,300 popular magazines in 22 languages.
  • Game Hub: The easiest way to download and play best-in-class mobile games. Featuring a 3-axis gyroscopic sensor, the Samsung GALAXY S II unleashes a world of gaming possibilities. Try for free and download premium titles from partners like Gameloft, or ‘enjoy Social Network Games (SNG) powered by mobage including ngmoco’s We Rule and We City’.
  • Music Hub: Make Samsung GALAXY S II a personal music manager and access over 12 million tracks from 7digital. Discover what’s hot from top charts, search for favorite music, get recommendations on albums, enjoy previews and download them directly to Samsung GALAXY S II.

The Samsung GALAXY S II gives customers more choice in personalizing their smartphone experience. New for the Samsung GALAXY S II, Samsung has introduced Live Panel, a service that aggregates live web and application contents to a single customizable home-screen. Customers can design the lay-out of their own Live Panel, online services and mobile apps to appear on-screen. SNS feeds, information and many more applications can all be embedded and accessed instantly through the magazine-like layout.

With the enhanced voice technology on the Samsung GALAXY S II, customers will be able to do more with less. From opening the app to controlling the messaging, social media, email and calling, Samsung Voice Solution will recognizes voice and convert it to text and vice versa. Customized Voice Translation application makes the Samsung GALAXY S II the perfect travel companion, translating voice or text into – and from – a range of languages: simply speak a word or phrase into the handset and it will instantly translate it, with audio and text output.

For swift and simple device management, Samsung has introduced Kies Air. With Kies air, consumers can manage their smartphone contents from their PC, via local WiFi connections. download photos taken on the built-in camera, listen to music, check missed calls and send messages in the web browser on their PC. For added connectivity, WiFi Direct allows consumers to connect to wireless-enabled PCs and printers without the need for wireless access points. According to market requirement, the GALAXY S II is able to incorporate Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to support emerging mobile payment service and other services with mobile operators.

The GALAXY S II is exhibited at Hall #8, Mobile World Congress 2011. For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungunpacked.com/press.

Note to Editors:Samsung GALAXY S II Product Specifications

Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900
HSPA+ 21 850/900/1900/2100
OS Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Display 4.27" WVGA (480×800) Super AMOLED Plus
Processor
( BB& AP )
1 GHz Dual Core Application Processor
Camera Main(Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
Single Shot, Beauty Shot, , Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot
Video Codec : MPEG4/ H.264/ H.263/ DivX VC-1
Playback : FULL HD(1080p)@30fps
Recording : FULL HD(1080p)@30fps
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eACC+
3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Voice Recorder
Hub Social Hub
– Integrated Contacts, Integrated Calendar, Unified Inbox
– Premium: SNS push notification, Push Email & Push IM
– Basic: POP3/IMAP Email & IM
(* Availability of Social Hub differs by country and mobile operator)
Music Hub
Readers Hub
Game Hub
Enterprise Solutions Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync – The comprehensive mobile implementation of Exchange ActiveSync, which provides the most policies and restrictions support among Android ActiveSync clients, along with e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks synchronization with a Microsoft Exchange Server
On Device Encryption - A security solution that enables the protection of mobile data without the need to sacrifice speed and functionality. Superior performance can also be achieved when incorporated with Sybase Afaria Mobile Device Management and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, both of which complement the encryption support with their own mechanisms.
Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network - provide reliable and easy-to-deploy encrypted network connectivity for mobile workers everywhere for business email, virtual desktop, and other Android apps, AnyConnect enables business-critical application connectivity
Sybase Afaria Mobile Device Management – provides the comprehensive capabilities that IT requires to allow mobile workers access to enterprise assets using the device of their choice. IT can now confidently extend corporate security policies to the Android platform, allowing for the adoption of both personally-owned or corporate owned Galaxy S II.
Cisco WebEx – the workforce will be able to stay connected to important meetings wherever they are while using Samsung Galaxy devices; users can view shared desktops, browsers, applications and documents with live annotations.
Cisco Mobile - a VoIP solutions allowing the workforce to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi using an Android interface, providing significant cost-efficiencies for an international workforce
Value-added Features Android Market™
Adobe Flash 10.1 support
Samsung TouchWiz
QuickType by SWYPE
Document Viewer / Editor
Android Brower, RSS Reader
Exchange ActiveSync
Google MapsTM with Latitude, Places, Navigation (beta)
A-GPS
Google Voice SearchTM
Lost Phone Management
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 3.0 + HS
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/b/g/n), WiFi Direct
NFC Connectivity (Optional)
MHL
DLNA (AllShare)
Sensor Accelerometer, Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope sensor,
Memory 16/32GB + microSD (up to 32GB)
Size 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49mm, 116g
Battery 1650mAh

Galaxy Tab 10.1 Press Release:

Samsung expands the Samsung GALAXY Tab range with a 10.1" Entertainment Powerhouse

Global launch of Samsung’s first Honeycomb-based, Dual Core smart media device

BARCELONA, February 13, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a provider of smart media devices and the global leader in Android™ tablets, in partnership with Vodafone Group, today announced the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 (Model: P7100), a powerful Dual-Core Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Smart Media Device, designed to deliver the ultimate mobile entertainment experience.

"As a leader in the Android-powered tablet market, Samsung is committed to providing a variety of feature-rich, always-on devices" said DJ Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing. He continued, "The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is a valuable addition to our expanding portfolio of smart media devices. Sporting a large 10.1 screen and dual surround-sound speakers, it enables users to enjoy multimedia to the maximum extent without having to compromise mobility.

Patrick Chomet, Vodafone’s Group Director of Terminals, said: "Vodafone customers in over 20 markets around the world will be the first to get the GALAXY Tab 10.1 when it goes on sale this spring. Samsung have produced a stylish, market-leading implementation of the new Android 3.0 platform which will be the first Honeycomb device to arrive in many of those markets. Vodafone’s competitive data tariffs and reliable, high-speed networks make using the GALAXY Tab 10.1 a great experience.”

"Samsung continues to develop innovative products that contribute to the continued growth of the Android ecosystem," said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.

As the tablet market experiences unprecedented interest, Samsung and Vodafone have partnered to cater to customer demand and offer them the perfect way to enjoy the huge variety of opportunities the Android platform provides. Whether playing games, reading eBooks or updating your Facebook status, the lightweight, ultra-slim Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the ultimate entertainer and builds on the industry-wide success of the two million-selling Samsung GALAXY Tab.

"As more employees are empowered with mobile access to enterprise systems, applications and data through their device of choice, the requirement for IT to support the widening array of device types can be extremely complex and unwieldy,” said Willie Jow, vice president enterprise mobility, Sybase. "The combination of Samsung’s leading devices and Sybase’s best-in-class management and security solution now bring Android to the level enterprises require for full-scale deployments.”

The Ultimate Entertainment ExperienceA 10.1" (WXGA TFT LCD) display with crystal clear resolution (1280 x 800) makes the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 an unrivalled device for experiencing the hundreds of thousands of games and applications available from Android Market™. To compliment the amazing visual quality of the device, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes dual surround-sound speakers to immerse you even more fully.

The device also includes an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera which lets users capture experiences with the best-in-market full HD record and play as well as easily share them. With the Android browser and Flash 10.1, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the perfect tool for consuming the world of the internet content wherever you are.

Performance and SpeedCombined with the latest version of Android’s tablet-optimized operating system, Honeycomb, Samsung has created a device that is powerful and lightning fast.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes a 1GHz Dual Core application processor, giving you the kind of fast and powerful multimedia and web browsing experience. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s Dual Core processor, low power DDR2 memory and 6860mAh battery, make it perfect for task management in an energy efficient way.

Maximized PortabilityAt just 599g in weight and mere 10.9mm- slimness, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lighter, slimmer and more portable, meaning users are free to enjoy its many features while on the move. With the need to remain constantly connected, Samsung has also included super-fast HSPA+ 21Mbps, Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to support rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 will be exhibited at Mobile World Congress 2011 at Hall #8.
For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungunpacked.com/press.

Note to Editors:Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1" Product Specifications

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
OS Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT
Processor 1GHz Dual Core application processor
Camera Main(Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
Video Format :MPEG4/H263/H264
Playback : 1080p FullHD Video @ 30fps
Recording : 1080p FullHD Video @ 24fps
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker
Value-added
Features
Android Market™ for more applications and contents
Android UI / Android Browser
Google Mobile Service : Google™ Talk Video Chat, Google™ Maps, etc
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR
USB 2.0 WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
Sensor Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Memory 16GB/32GB
Size 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm (599g)
Battery 6860mAh

Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy Tab 10.1 Announced At MWC [VIDEOS]

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At a pre-MWC event in Barcelona, Samsung made their Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 Official, bringing the next evolution of their Android devices that rose to stardom in 2010. Samsung claimed they’ve sold 10 million Galaxy devices last year and the latest additions, while nothing groundbreaking, definitely bring some welcome updates that consumers will dig.

To make a long story short, we’ll give you the main skinny on each device and then dive into some explanation about the event itself, with nitty gritty details:

  • Galaxy S2 – 4.3-inch Super Amoled Plus screen, 1GHz Dual Core processor, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 1080p recording and playback, 1650 mAh battery, NFC equipped, Samsung Touchwiz 4.0 with 4 “hubs” (Readers Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, Social Hub), 8.49mm thin, 116g, Flash 10.1.
  • Galaxy Tab 10.1- Android 3.0 Honeycomb running on a 10-inch screen, 8MP camera, 2MP front camera, 1080p recording and playback, 10.9mm thick, 522grams, dual core processor, Surround sound with speakers on left/right of device in landscape mode.

And now a little background. First we got to the event and waited in a line outside:

Once inside, there was a brilliant scene set with lots of colors, food, drinks, and people all waiting to get into the event. We grabbed a quick pic with the guys from Angry Birds while we waited:

By the time they let us in the crowd was immense. Shortly after I took this photo, all the seats were filled and a few hundred people resorted to standing room only in the back.

Kim Titus, VP of Public Relations at Samsung, introduced the event, down dropped the curtains, and we found out the background music was actually being performed by a live “mobile” orchestra composed of violinists and artists equipped with musically inclined Galaxy devices:

Samsung CEO, JK Shin, then announced the Galaxy S2 once and for all, discussing the company’s continued commitment to Screen, Speed, and Content:

Then things got a little… slow. Samsung proceeded to invite a plethora of partners on stage to discuss how they are working with Samsung, and it caused the event to be filled with about 40 minutes of boring nothingness. New rule: partners only get a shoutout, a handwave, and a couple sentences. The “partners” made what was an otherwise an awesome event unbareable at times. Samsung also packed in a bit too much cheesiness through well-intended real life “examples” of different types of people using their Galaxy S for the better.

Then they pretended to end the event, dropped the curtain, but in role call style they presented the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in grand fashion:

Then, again, a partner got on stage and ruined the flow of the announcement. Belkin talked for about 10 minutes about pretty much nothing, saying they were going to launch Galaxy specific accessories, only they took 200 times longer to explain this fact and filled it with partnership fluff.

First Impressions?

Again, nothing groundbreaking. The Galaxy S2 is definitely an upgrade, seeing dual cores, Gingerbread, bigger/better screen, better cameras and improvements across the board. There are no “wow” factor additions, but the Galaxy S was already solid and this phone should yet again be a favorite when it’s released globally. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn’t much different than the XOOM – it’s an Android 3.0 tablet. That being said, it’s awesome.

We’ve got some hands-on videos of the devices coming up soon, but until then, below you’ll find a bunch of official pictures of the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 followed by the press releases for each:

Galaxy S2 & Galaxy Tab 10.1 Pictures:

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Galaxy S2 Press Release:

Samsung announces the GALAXY S II, World’s thinnest Smartphone that Will Let You Experience More with Less

Global launch of Samsung’s most powerful smartphone delivers unmatched performance with a Dual-Core application processor and best-in-class viewing experience by Super AMOLED Plus display in sleek and lightweight design

BARCELONA, February 13, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100), a beautifully thin (8.49mm) and lightweight, dual-core smartphone that combines an unmatched viewing experience with incredible performance.

The Samsung GALAXY S II uses Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone includes access to Samsung’s four new content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.

“In 2011, we will take Samsung’s leadership in Speed, Screen and Content to a whole new level," said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. “With the GALAXY S II, Samsung wants to set the new standard of quality viewing on mobile, powerful performance, and slim and modern design."

"GALAXY S II is a natural and powerful evolution of GALAXY S. Building on the phenomenal success of the original Samsung GALAXY S, we are proud to unveil the ultimate smartphone. Consumers no longer have to contain themselves – the Samsung GALAXY S II allows them to design their own smart lives."

“We’re pleased to see Samsung bring another Android-powered device to market to help grow the Android ecosystem,” said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.

Powerful PerformanceIncorporating a dual-core application processor and advanced wireless network (HSPA+ 21) connectivity, the Samsung GALAXY S II has the speed and power to provide an unrivalled mobile performance. Dual-core application processor delivers compelling 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 delivers 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 mobile download speeds while BlueTooth® 3.0+HS considerably reduces data transfer times.The Samsung GALAXY S II has been equipped with an 8MP, high-profile camera and camcorder with 1080p full HD recording and playback. With Samsung’s patented AllShare technology, customers can capture, create and then share their experiences hassle-free

A Next Level of Viewing ExperienceThe Samsung GALAXY S II has been equipped with Samsung’s new crystal-clear Super AMOLED Plus screen, the most advanced mobile visual display ever created. Setting the standard of quality viewing on mobile, 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 mechanics of the human eye to recognize images look clearer and more detailed than ever before. With a wider viewing angle and increased visibility in outdoor, the Samsung GALAXY S II provides a more vibrant viewing experience than any other mobile devices.

Even with its unrivaled performance, the innovative Super AMOLED Plus display does not compromise battery performance. A significant reduction in power consumption from Super AMOLED display means it is also more energy-efficient than other comparably-sized devices, allowing Samsung to minimize device weight.

Samsung GALAXY S II Goes to WorkSamsung has introduced a new range of enterprise mobility solutions, expanding the business capabilities of the Samsung GALAXY S II and helping enterprise customers empower a flexible and connected mobile workforce. Samsung has partnered with IT industry leaders to offer the most relevant enterprise solutions to the Samsung GALAXY S II, working seamlessly on the Android Gingerbread platform and paying special attention to securing data and network. These solutions include enhanced conferencing and connectivity services from Cisco, the most comprehensive mobile implementation of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and secure remote device management from Sybase.

A New World of Entertainment and Smarter InteractionSamsung has selected the Samsung GALAXY S II as its premium mobile product with which to launch Samsung Hubs – integrated mobile applications designed to fit every element of your life. With Samsung Hubs, the Samsung GALAXY S II delivers rich catalogues of books and magazines, music, advanced mobile games and control of your online social life, all from a single device.

  • Social Hub Premium: The future of communication – talk to whoever you want, however you want, all from one place – your contact’s list. Communication history, IM status, and updates from social networking sites are all readily available. From here, users can access all types of messages (push e-mail, text, VM and SNS) and respond directly without resorting to individual applications. It truly acts as a hub for entire social life. Server.
  • Readers Hub: Carry an enormous library of books, magazines and newspapers on-the-go. Through strategic partnerships, Samsung Readers Hub provides over 2.2 million books and novels, 2,000 global and local newspapers in 49 languages and 2,300 popular magazines in 22 languages.
  • Game Hub: The easiest way to download and play best-in-class mobile games. Featuring a 3-axis gyroscopic sensor, the Samsung GALAXY S II unleashes a world of gaming possibilities. Try for free and download premium titles from partners like Gameloft, or ‘enjoy Social Network Games (SNG) powered by mobage including ngmoco’s We Rule and We City’.
  • Music Hub: Make Samsung GALAXY S II a personal music manager and access over 12 million tracks from 7digital. Discover what’s hot from top charts, search for favorite music, get recommendations on albums, enjoy previews and download them directly to Samsung GALAXY S II.

The Samsung GALAXY S II gives customers more choice in personalizing their smartphone experience. New for the Samsung GALAXY S II, Samsung has introduced Live Panel, a service that aggregates live web and application contents to a single customizable home-screen. Customers can design the lay-out of their own Live Panel, online services and mobile apps to appear on-screen. SNS feeds, information and many more applications can all be embedded and accessed instantly through the magazine-like layout.

With the enhanced voice technology on the Samsung GALAXY S II, customers will be able to do more with less. From opening the app to controlling the messaging, social media, email and calling, Samsung Voice Solution will recognizes voice and convert it to text and vice versa. Customized Voice Translation application makes the Samsung GALAXY S II the perfect travel companion, translating voice or text into – and from – a range of languages: simply speak a word or phrase into the handset and it will instantly translate it, with audio and text output.

For swift and simple device management, Samsung has introduced Kies Air. With Kies air, consumers can manage their smartphone contents from their PC, via local WiFi connections. download photos taken on the built-in camera, listen to music, check missed calls and send messages in the web browser on their PC. For added connectivity, WiFi Direct allows consumers to connect to wireless-enabled PCs and printers without the need for wireless access points. According to market requirement, the GALAXY S II is able to incorporate Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to support emerging mobile payment service and other services with mobile operators.

The GALAXY S II is exhibited at Hall #8, Mobile World Congress 2011. For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungunpacked.com/press.

Note to Editors:Samsung GALAXY S II Product Specifications

Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900
HSPA+ 21 850/900/1900/2100
OS Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Display 4.27" WVGA (480×800) Super AMOLED Plus
Processor
( BB& AP )
1 GHz Dual Core Application Processor
Camera Main(Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
Single Shot, Beauty Shot, , Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot
Video Codec : MPEG4/ H.264/ H.263/ DivX VC-1
Playback : FULL HD(1080p)@30fps
Recording : FULL HD(1080p)@30fps
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eACC+
3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Voice Recorder
Hub Social Hub
– Integrated Contacts, Integrated Calendar, Unified Inbox
– Premium: SNS push notification, Push Email & Push IM
– Basic: POP3/IMAP Email & IM
(* Availability of Social Hub differs by country and mobile operator)
Music Hub
Readers Hub
Game Hub
Enterprise Solutions Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync – The comprehensive mobile implementation of Exchange ActiveSync, which provides the most policies and restrictions support among Android ActiveSync clients, along with e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks synchronization with a Microsoft Exchange Server
On Device Encryption - A security solution that enables the protection of mobile data without the need to sacrifice speed and functionality. Superior performance can also be achieved when incorporated with Sybase Afaria Mobile Device Management and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, both of which complement the encryption support with their own mechanisms.
Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network - provide reliable and easy-to-deploy encrypted network connectivity for mobile workers everywhere for business email, virtual desktop, and other Android apps, AnyConnect enables business-critical application connectivity
Sybase Afaria Mobile Device Management – provides the comprehensive capabilities that IT requires to allow mobile workers access to enterprise assets using the device of their choice. IT can now confidently extend corporate security policies to the Android platform, allowing for the adoption of both personally-owned or corporate owned Galaxy S II.
Cisco WebEx – the workforce will be able to stay connected to important meetings wherever they are while using Samsung Galaxy devices; users can view shared desktops, browsers, applications and documents with live annotations.
Cisco Mobile - a VoIP solutions allowing the workforce to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi using an Android interface, providing significant cost-efficiencies for an international workforce
Value-added Features Android Market™
Adobe Flash 10.1 support
Samsung TouchWiz
QuickType by SWYPE
Document Viewer / Editor
Android Brower, RSS Reader
Exchange ActiveSync
Google MapsTM with Latitude, Places, Navigation (beta)
A-GPS
Google Voice SearchTM
Lost Phone Management
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 3.0 + HS
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/b/g/n), WiFi Direct
NFC Connectivity (Optional)
MHL
DLNA (AllShare)
Sensor Accelerometer, Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope sensor,
Memory 16/32GB + microSD (up to 32GB)
Size 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49mm, 116g
Battery 1650mAh

Galaxy Tab 10.1 Press Release:

Samsung expands the Samsung GALAXY Tab range with a 10.1" Entertainment Powerhouse

Global launch of Samsung’s first Honeycomb-based, Dual Core smart media device

BARCELONA, February 13, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a provider of smart media devices and the global leader in Android™ tablets, in partnership with Vodafone Group, today announced the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 (Model: P7100), a powerful Dual-Core Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Smart Media Device, designed to deliver the ultimate mobile entertainment experience.

"As a leader in the Android-powered tablet market, Samsung is committed to providing a variety of feature-rich, always-on devices" said DJ Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing. He continued, "The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is a valuable addition to our expanding portfolio of smart media devices. Sporting a large 10.1 screen and dual surround-sound speakers, it enables users to enjoy multimedia to the maximum extent without having to compromise mobility.

Patrick Chomet, Vodafone’s Group Director of Terminals, said: "Vodafone customers in over 20 markets around the world will be the first to get the GALAXY Tab 10.1 when it goes on sale this spring. Samsung have produced a stylish, market-leading implementation of the new Android 3.0 platform which will be the first Honeycomb device to arrive in many of those markets. Vodafone’s competitive data tariffs and reliable, high-speed networks make using the GALAXY Tab 10.1 a great experience.”

"Samsung continues to develop innovative products that contribute to the continued growth of the Android ecosystem," said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.

As the tablet market experiences unprecedented interest, Samsung and Vodafone have partnered to cater to customer demand and offer them the perfect way to enjoy the huge variety of opportunities the Android platform provides. Whether playing games, reading eBooks or updating your Facebook status, the lightweight, ultra-slim Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the ultimate entertainer and builds on the industry-wide success of the two million-selling Samsung GALAXY Tab.

"As more employees are empowered with mobile access to enterprise systems, applications and data through their device of choice, the requirement for IT to support the widening array of device types can be extremely complex and unwieldy,” said Willie Jow, vice president enterprise mobility, Sybase. "The combination of Samsung’s leading devices and Sybase’s best-in-class management and security solution now bring Android to the level enterprises require for full-scale deployments.”

The Ultimate Entertainment ExperienceA 10.1" (WXGA TFT LCD) display with crystal clear resolution (1280 x 800) makes the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 an unrivalled device for experiencing the hundreds of thousands of games and applications available from Android Market™. To compliment the amazing visual quality of the device, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes dual surround-sound speakers to immerse you even more fully.

The device also includes an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera which lets users capture experiences with the best-in-market full HD record and play as well as easily share them. With the Android browser and Flash 10.1, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the perfect tool for consuming the world of the internet content wherever you are.

Performance and SpeedCombined with the latest version of Android’s tablet-optimized operating system, Honeycomb, Samsung has created a device that is powerful and lightning fast.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes a 1GHz Dual Core application processor, giving you the kind of fast and powerful multimedia and web browsing experience. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s Dual Core processor, low power DDR2 memory and 6860mAh battery, make it perfect for task management in an energy efficient way.

Maximized PortabilityAt just 599g in weight and mere 10.9mm- slimness, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lighter, slimmer and more portable, meaning users are free to enjoy its many features while on the move. With the need to remain constantly connected, Samsung has also included super-fast HSPA+ 21Mbps, Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to support rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 will be exhibited at Mobile World Congress 2011 at Hall #8.
For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungunpacked.com/press.

Note to Editors:Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1" Product Specifications

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
OS Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT
Processor 1GHz Dual Core application processor
Camera Main(Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
Video Format :MPEG4/H263/H264
Playback : 1080p FullHD Video @ 30fps
Recording : 1080p FullHD Video @ 24fps
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker
Value-added
Features
Android Market™ for more applications and contents
Android UI / Android Browser
Google Mobile Service : Google™ Talk Video Chat, Google™ Maps, etc
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR
USB 2.0 WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
Sensor Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Memory 16GB/32GB
Size 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm (599g)
Battery 6860mAh

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 unveiled at Mobile World Congress

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is officially official! Samsung unveiled the new Honeycomb tablet at this evening’s press event in Barcelona. The new Android tablet is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor from NVIDIA and features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT capacitive display, 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash which is capable of full 1080p video recording, 2 megapixel shooter on the front for video calling, and either 16 or 32GB of internal storage. The Tab 10.1 features HSPA+ 21Mbps connectivity over 850/900/1900/2100 and EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900, in addition to Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, and WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n). The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 measures in at 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm and weighs 599 grams which is pretty surprising since it comes equipped with a 6860mAh battery.

There’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is Samsung’s response the the Motorola XOOM. Samsung has not revealed their pricing strategy for the Tab 10.1 but there are a few reports circling which indicate that it may go on sale as early as March. Since the Galaxy Tab 10.1, XOOM, and G-Slate all run on nearly identical hardware and software, we’re hoping to see some pretty fierce competition once all three Honeycomb tablets are available in the marketplace.

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Show Press Release

Samsung expands the Samsung GALAXY Tab range with a 10.1” Entertainment Powerhouse

Global launch of Samsung’s first Honeycomb-based, Dual Core smart media device

BARCELONA, February 13, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a provider of smart media devices and the global leader in Android™ tablets, in partnership with Vodafone Group, today announced the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 (Model: P7100), a powerful Dual-Core Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Smart Media Device, designed to deliver the ultimate mobile entertainment experience.

“As a leader in the Android-powered tablet market, Samsung is committed to providing a variety of feature-rich, always-on devices” said DJ Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing. He continued, “The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is a valuable addition to our expanding portfolio of smart media devices. Sporting a large 10.1 screen and dual surround-sound speakers, it enables users to enjoy multimedia to the maximum extent without having to compromise mobility.

Patrick Chomet, Vodafone’s Group Director of Terminals, said: “Vodafone customers in over 20 markets around the world will be the first to get the GALAXY Tab 10.1 when it goes on sale this spring. Samsung have produced a stylish, market-leading implementation of the new Android 3.0 platform which will be the first Honeycomb device to arrive in many of those markets. Vodafone’s competitive data tariffs and reliable, high-speed networks make using the GALAXY Tab 10.1 a great experience.”

“Samsung continues to develop innovative products that contribute to the continued growth of the Android ecosystem,” said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.

As the tablet market experiences unprecedented interest, Samsung and Vodafone have partnered to cater to customer demand and offer them the perfect way to enjoy the huge variety of opportunities the Android platform provides. Whether playing games, reading eBooks or updating your Facebook status, the lightweight, ultra-slim Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the ultimate entertainer and builds on the industry-wide success of the two million-selling Samsung GALAXY Tab.

“As more employees are empowered with mobile access to enterprise systems, applications and data through their device of choice, the requirement for IT to support the widening array of device types can be extremely complex and unwieldy,” said Willie Jow, vice president enterprise mobility, Sybase. “The combination of Samsung’s leading devices and Sybase’s best-in-class management and security solution now bring Android to the level enterprises require for full-scale deployments.”

The Ultimate Entertainment ExperienceA 10.1” (WXGA TFT LCD) display with crystal clear resolution (1280 x 800) makes the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 an unrivalled device for experiencing the hundreds of thousands of games and applications available from Android Market™. To compliment the amazing visual quality of the device, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes dual surround-sound speakers to immerse you even more fully.

The device also includes an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera which lets users capture experiences with the best-in-market full HD record and play as well as easily share them. With the Android browser and Flash 10.1, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the perfect tool for consuming the world of the internet content wherever you are.

Performance and SpeedCombined with the latest version of Android’s tablet-optimized operating system, Honeycomb, Samsung has created a device that is powerful and lightning fast.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes a 1GHz Dual Core application processor, giving you the kind of fast and powerful multimedia and web browsing experience. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s Dual Core processor, low power DDR2 memory and 6860mAh battery, make it perfect for task management in an energy efficient way.

Maximized PortabilityAt just 599g in weight and mere 10.9mm- slimness, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lighter, slimmer and more portable, meaning users are free to enjoy its many features while on the move. With the need to remain constantly connected, Samsung has also included super-fast HSPA+ 21Mbps, Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to support rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 will be exhibited at Mobile World Congress 2011 at Hall #8.

For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungunpacked.com/press.

Note to Editors:Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1” Product Specifications

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100

EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

OS Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Display 10.1” 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT
Processor 1GHz Dual Core application processor
Camera Main(Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash

Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera

Video Format :MPEG4/H263/H264

Playback : 1080p FullHD Video @ 30fps

Recording : 1080p FullHD Video @ 24fps

Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB

3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Value-added

Features

Android Market™ for more applications and contents
Android UI / Android Browser
Google Mobile Service : Google™ Talk Video Chat, Google™ Maps, etc
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR

USB 2.0 WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)

Sensor Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Memory 16GB/32GB
Size 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm (599g)
Battery 6860mAh

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 unveiled at Mobile World Congress

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is officially official! Samsung unveiled the new Honeycomb tablet at this evening’s press event in Barcelona. The new Android tablet is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor from NVIDIA and features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT capacitive display, 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash which is capable of full 1080p video recording, 2 megapixel shooter on the front for video calling, and either 16 or 32GB of internal storage. The Tab 10.1 features HSPA+ 21Mbps connectivity over 850/900/1900/2100 and EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900, in addition to Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, and WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n). The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 measures in at 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm and weighs 599 grams which is pretty surprising since it comes equipped with a 6860mAh battery.

There’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is Samsung’s response the the Motorola XOOM. Samsung has not revealed their pricing strategy for the Tab 10.1 but there are a few reports circling which indicate that it may go on sale as early as March. Since the Galaxy Tab 10.1, XOOM, and G-Slate all run on nearly identical hardware and software, we’re hoping to see some pretty fierce competition once all three Honeycomb tablets are available in the marketplace.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1_0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1_1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1_2

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1_3

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1_4

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1_5

Show Press Release

Samsung expands the Samsung GALAXY Tab range with a 10.1” Entertainment Powerhouse

Global launch of Samsung’s first Honeycomb-based, Dual Core smart media device

BARCELONA, February 13, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a provider of smart media devices and the global leader in Android™ tablets, in partnership with Vodafone Group, today announced the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 (Model: P7100), a powerful Dual-Core Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Smart Media Device, designed to deliver the ultimate mobile entertainment experience.

“As a leader in the Android-powered tablet market, Samsung is committed to providing a variety of feature-rich, always-on devices” said DJ Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing. He continued, “The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is a valuable addition to our expanding portfolio of smart media devices. Sporting a large 10.1 screen and dual surround-sound speakers, it enables users to enjoy multimedia to the maximum extent without having to compromise mobility.

Patrick Chomet, Vodafone’s Group Director of Terminals, said: “Vodafone customers in over 20 markets around the world will be the first to get the GALAXY Tab 10.1 when it goes on sale this spring. Samsung have produced a stylish, market-leading implementation of the new Android 3.0 platform which will be the first Honeycomb device to arrive in many of those markets. Vodafone’s competitive data tariffs and reliable, high-speed networks make using the GALAXY Tab 10.1 a great experience.”

“Samsung continues to develop innovative products that contribute to the continued growth of the Android ecosystem,” said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.

As the tablet market experiences unprecedented interest, Samsung and Vodafone have partnered to cater to customer demand and offer them the perfect way to enjoy the huge variety of opportunities the Android platform provides. Whether playing games, reading eBooks or updating your Facebook status, the lightweight, ultra-slim Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the ultimate entertainer and builds on the industry-wide success of the two million-selling Samsung GALAXY Tab.

“As more employees are empowered with mobile access to enterprise systems, applications and data through their device of choice, the requirement for IT to support the widening array of device types can be extremely complex and unwieldy,” said Willie Jow, vice president enterprise mobility, Sybase. “The combination of Samsung’s leading devices and Sybase’s best-in-class management and security solution now bring Android to the level enterprises require for full-scale deployments.”

The Ultimate Entertainment ExperienceA 10.1” (WXGA TFT LCD) display with crystal clear resolution (1280 x 800) makes the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 an unrivalled device for experiencing the hundreds of thousands of games and applications available from Android Market™. To compliment the amazing visual quality of the device, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes dual surround-sound speakers to immerse you even more fully.

The device also includes an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera which lets users capture experiences with the best-in-market full HD record and play as well as easily share them. With the Android browser and Flash 10.1, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the perfect tool for consuming the world of the internet content wherever you are.

Performance and SpeedCombined with the latest version of Android’s tablet-optimized operating system, Honeycomb, Samsung has created a device that is powerful and lightning fast.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes a 1GHz Dual Core application processor, giving you the kind of fast and powerful multimedia and web browsing experience. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s Dual Core processor, low power DDR2 memory and 6860mAh battery, make it perfect for task management in an energy efficient way.

Maximized PortabilityAt just 599g in weight and mere 10.9mm- slimness, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lighter, slimmer and more portable, meaning users are free to enjoy its many features while on the move. With the need to remain constantly connected, Samsung has also included super-fast HSPA+ 21Mbps, Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to support rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 will be exhibited at Mobile World Congress 2011 at Hall #8.

For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungunpacked.com/press.

Note to Editors:Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1” Product Specifications

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100

EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

OS Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Display 10.1” 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT
Processor 1GHz Dual Core application processor
Camera Main(Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash

Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera

Video Format :MPEG4/H263/H264

Playback : 1080p FullHD Video @ 30fps

Recording : 1080p FullHD Video @ 24fps

Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB

3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Value-added

Features

Android Market™ for more applications and contents
Android UI / Android Browser
Google Mobile Service : Google™ Talk Video Chat, Google™ Maps, etc
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR

USB 2.0 WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)

Sensor Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Memory 16GB/32GB
Size 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm (599g)
Battery 6860mAh

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Quick Take – The Gaming Phone We’ve All Been Waiting For [MWC] [VIDEO]

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It was denied time and time again, and countless leaks proved to discount anything Sony ever said about a “PlayStation Phone” not being in the works. They eventually caved, though, and announced the device during Super Bowl weekend. And today, we’ve finally gotten a chance to “play” with it in Barcelona.

The skinny: the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is amazingly fast considering it’s only a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon with an Adreno 205 GPU. And I’m not even talking about gaming performance alone. Sony Ericsson worked with Qualcomm to optimize the chipset for that particular phone – it’s nearly the same offering you’d get in the HTC Thunderbolt or the HTC Inspire 4G

They added things like extra and enhanced dual-speed memory bus, custom kernels for their skin on top of Android 2.3, and more. All came together to ensure a smooth experience whether you’re browsing the web or playing Fifa 2011.

They did all of this without going the dual-core route, proving you don’t need that much “oomph” if you take the time to make the processor and software mesh well together. The fine gentleman who showed the phone off to me – Christophe – fired up demos of FIFA 2011, a Bruce Lee fighting game, Galaxy on Fire 2, and Asphalt 6.

I had no complaints at all about performance on those games, and the Adreno 205 gives you the ability to smoothly play video games of PSP quality. Everything runs at 60 frames per second at all times outside of games, and even in them, you’ll only get the odd hiccup here and there. (Particularly in Asphalt – I saw no flaws in any of the other titles shown.)

The one exception to that was Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave – it was a great deal more choppy than First Wave is on the Samsung Galaxy S I assume this is due to the game being in its earlier stages, but I wasn’t able to confirm that. And yes, that was confirmation that there is another Dungeon Defenders expansion pack coming out – this one is a timed exclusive for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

As far as the other bits that make up the hardware go, the buttons felt great. They weren’t too easy to press, and weren’t too hard – just right. And those analog sticks were pretty damn accurate, too. I had trouble with it at first, but it’s a touch sensitive interface that differs greatly from traditional analog sticks. I’m sure I would’ve gotten better with it if I had more time with it. (Wink wink, nod nod!)

The Xperia Play has a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen, but unfortunately isn’t powered by the Bravia engine that we’ve slobbed about on the Xperia Arc. It also doesn’t have the same camera sensor as in the Xperia Arc, but the Play’s is still quite decent in low light conditions. (I only had a chance to test it inside the club where the event was hosted.)

On the phone was a PlayStation hub where you’ll eventually be able to download PlayStation 1 classics. I asked a Sony representative if PSP games would eventually be available in PlayStation Suite, but he was unable to confirm or deny.

They claim that over 50 titles will be available at launch, but I’m not sure if that’s including PSX games. These games will come from 10-12 publishers, and what comes preinstalled on the device will eventually depend on each carrier. One confirmed carrier is Verizon, and we expect most of Europe’s major carriers to offer this device, as well.

I also asked about the openness of the device in terms of game developers being able to take advantage of the Play’s unique controls. I was told they want to encourage market developers to develop for the play even if they aren’t directly partnering with them.

This indicated they would probably be introducing an API that developers can use for their games. This wasn’t confirmed, either. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will be offered by Verizon initially in the United States, while most major Canadian and European carriers are expected to make announcements later this week.

Be sure to stay tuned to our Mobile World Congress coverage. We’ll have even more Xperia Play stuff – including gameplay demos and benchmarks – as well as more from the rest of Sony’s family and everything else that’s bound to come out of the event.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Quick Take – The Gaming Phone We’ve All Been Waiting For [MWC] [VIDEO]

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It was denied time and time again, and countless leaks proved to discount anything Sony ever said about a “PlayStation Phone” not being in the works. They eventually caved, though, and announced the device during Super Bowl weekend. And today, we’ve finally gotten a chance to “play” with it in Barcelona.

The skinny: the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is amazingly fast considering it’s only a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon with an Adreno 205 GPU. And I’m not even talking about gaming performance alone. Sony Ericsson worked with Qualcomm to optimize the chipset for that particular phone – it’s nearly the same offering you’d get in the HTC Thunderbolt or the HTC Inspire 4G

They added things like extra and enhanced dual-speed memory bus, custom kernels for their skin on top of Android 2.3, and more. All came together to ensure a smooth experience whether you’re browsing the web or playing Fifa 2011.

They did all of this without going the dual-core route, proving you don’t need that much “oomph” if you take the time to make the processor and software mesh well together. The fine gentleman who showed the phone off to me – Christophe – fired up demos of FIFA 2011, a Bruce Lee fighting game, Galaxy on Fire 2, and Asphalt 6.

I had no complaints at all about performance on those games, and the Adreno 205 gives you the ability to smoothly play video games of PSP quality. Everything runs at 60 frames per second at all times outside of games, and even in them, you’ll only get the odd hiccup here and there. (Particularly in Asphalt – I saw no flaws in any of the other titles shown.)

The one exception to that was Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave – it was a great deal more choppy than First Wave is on the Samsung Galaxy S I assume this is due to the game being in its earlier stages, but I wasn’t able to confirm that. And yes, that was confirmation that there is another Dungeon Defenders expansion pack coming out – this one is a timed exclusive for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

As far as the other bits that make up the hardware go, the buttons felt great. They weren’t too easy to press, and weren’t too hard – just right. And those analog sticks were pretty damn accurate, too. I had trouble with it at first, but it’s a touch sensitive interface that differs greatly from traditional analog sticks. I’m sure I would’ve gotten better with it if I had more time with it. (Wink wink, nod nod!)

The Xperia Play has a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen, but unfortunately isn’t powered by the Bravia engine that we’ve slobbed about on the Xperia Arc. It also doesn’t have the same camera sensor as in the Xperia Arc, but the Play’s is still quite decent in low light conditions. (I only had a chance to test it inside the club where the event was hosted.)

On the phone was a PlayStation hub where you’ll eventually be able to download PlayStation 1 classics. I asked a Sony representative if PSP games would eventually be available in PlayStation Suite, but he was unable to confirm or deny.

They claim that over 50 titles will be available at launch, but I’m not sure if that’s including PSX games. These games will come from 10-12 publishers, and what comes preinstalled on the device will eventually depend on each carrier. One confirmed carrier is Verizon, and we expect most of Europe’s major carriers to offer this device, as well.

I also asked about the openness of the device in terms of game developers being able to take advantage of the Play’s unique controls. I was told they want to encourage market developers to develop for the play even if they aren’t directly partnering with them.

This indicated they would probably be introducing an API that developers can use for their games. This wasn’t confirmed, either. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will be offered by Verizon initially in the United States, while most major Canadian and European carriers are expected to make announcements later this week.

Be sure to stay tuned to our Mobile World Congress coverage. We’ll have even more Xperia Play stuff – including gameplay demos and benchmarks – as well as more from the rest of Sony’s family and everything else that’s bound to come out of the event.

Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S II

As expected, Samsung kicked off Mobile World Congress by announcing the new Samsung Galaxy S II. Like any true successor, the Galaxy S II delivers on all the expectations set by the original and raises the bar to a whole new level. The Samsung Galaxy S II comes equipped with a 4.27-inch 800 x 480 Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1GHz Dual Core application processor (most likely the Samsung made Exynos processor), 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and capable of 1080p video recording, 2 megapixel front-facing-camera, and NFC capabilities all bundled into a package that’s only 8.49mm thick. Last we checked, that makes the Samsung Galaxy S II the thinnest smartphone on the planet.

On the software side, the Samsung Galaxy S II is powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) coated with the new TouchWiz 4.0 UI. Samsung is also including a new Game Hub which they hope will give SONY’s Playstation Suite a run for its money.

Overall, it looks like Samsung has delivered exactly what was expected of them. The Samsung Galaxy S II will be one of the top players in 2011 and may turn out to be the best selling Android handset of the year. If you want the full list of specs, we suggest you take a peek at the press release below.

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Samsung announces the GALAXY S II, World’s thinnest Smartphone that Will Let You Experience More with Less

Global launch of Samsung’s most powerful smartphone delivers unmatched performance with a Dual-Core application processor and best-in-class viewing experience by Super AMOLED Plus display in sleek and lightweight design

BARCELONA, February 13, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100), a beautifully thin (8.49mm) and lightweight, dual-core smartphone that combines an unmatched viewing experience with incredible performance.

The Samsung GALAXY S II uses Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone includes access to Samsung’s four new content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.

“In 2011, we will take Samsung’s leadership in Speed, Screen and Content to a whole new level,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. “With the GALAXY S II, Samsung wants to set the new standard of quality viewing on mobile, powerful performance, and slim and modern design.”

“GALAXY S II is a natural and powerful evolution of GALAXY S. Building on the phenomenal success of the original Samsung GALAXY S, we are proud to unveil the ultimate smartphone. Consumers no longer have to contain themselves – the Samsung GALAXY S II allows them to design their own smart lives.”

“We’re pleased to see Samsung bring another Android-powered device to market to help grow the Android ecosystem,” said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.

Powerful Performance

Incorporating a dual-core application processor and advanced wireless network (HSPA+ 21) connectivity, the Samsung GALAXY S II has the speed and power to provide an unrivalled mobile performance. Dual-core application processor delivers compelling 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 delivers 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 mobile download speeds while BlueTooth® 3.0+HS considerably reduces data transfer times.

The Samsung GALAXY S II has been equipped with an 8MP, high-profile camera and camcorder with 1080p full HD recording and playback. With Samsung’s patented AllShare technology, customers can capture, create and then share their experiences hassle-free.

A Next Level of Viewing Experience

The Samsung GALAXY S II has been equipped with Samsung’s new crystal-clear Super AMOLED Plus screen, the most advanced mobile visual display ever created. Setting the standard of quality viewing on mobile, 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 mechanics of the human eye to recognize images look clearer and more detailed than ever before. With a wider viewing angle and increased visibility in outdoor, the Samsung GALAXY S II provides a more vibrant viewing experience than any other mobile devices.

Even with its unrivaled performance, the innovative Super AMOLED Plus display does not compromise battery performance. A significant reduction in power consumption from Super AMOLED display means it is also more energy-efficient than other comparably-sized devices, allowing Samsung to minimize device weight.

Samsung GALAXY S II Goes to Work

Samsung has introduced a new range of enterprise mobility solutions, expanding the business capabilities of the Samsung GALAXY S II and helping enterprise customers empower a flexible and connected mobile workforce. Samsung has partnered with IT industry leaders to offer the most relevant enterprise solutions to the Samsung GALAXY S II, working seamlessly on the Android Gingerbread platform and paying special attention to securing data and network. These solutions include enhanced conferencing and connectivity services from Cisco, the most comprehensive mobile implementation of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and secure remote device management from Sybase.

A New World of Entertainment and Smarter Interaction

Samsung has selected the Samsung GALAXY S II as its premium mobile product with which to launch Samsung Hubs – integrated mobile applications designed to fit every element of your life. With Samsung Hubs, the Samsung GALAXY S II delivers rich catalogues of books and magazines, music, advanced mobile games and control of your online social life, all from a single device.

  • Social Hub Premium: The future of communication – talk to whoever you want, however you want, all from one place – your contact’s list. Communication history, IM status, and updates from social networking sites are all readily available. From here, users can access all types of messages (push e-mail, text, VM and SNS) and respond directly without resorting to individual applications. It truly acts as a hub for entire social life.
  • Readers Hub: Carry an enormous library of books, magazines and newspapers on-the-go. Through strategic partnerships, Samsung Readers Hub provides over 2.2 million books and novels, 2,000 global and local newspapers in 49 languages and 2,300 popular magazines in 22 languages.
  • Game Hub: The easiest way to download and play best-in-class mobile games. Featuring a 3-axis gyroscopic sensor, the Samsung GALAXY S II unleashes a world of gaming possibilities. Try for free and download premium titles from partners like Gameloft, or ‘enjoy Social Network Games (SNG) powered by mobage including ngmoco’s We Rule and We City’.
  • Music Hub: Make Samsung GALAXY S II a personal music manager and access over 12 million tracks from 7digital. Discover what’s hot from top charts, search for favorite music, get recommendations on albums, enjoy previews and download them directly to Samsung GALAXY S II.

The Samsung GALAXY S II gives customers more choice in personalizing their smartphone experience. New for the Samsung GALAXY S II, Samsung has introduced Live Panel, a service that aggregates live web and application contents to a single customizable home-screen. Customers can design the lay-out of their own Live Panel, online services and mobile apps to appear on-screen. SNS feeds, information and many more applications can all be embedded and accessed instantly through the magazine-like layout.

With the enhanced voice technology on the Samsung GALAXY S II, customers will be able to do more with less. From opening the app to controlling the messaging, social media, email and calling, Samsung Voice Solution will recognizes voice and convert it to text and vice versa. Customized Voice Translation application makes the Samsung GALAXY S II the perfect travel companion, translating voice or text into – and from – a range of languages: simply speak a word or phrase into the handset and it will instantly translate it, with audio and text output.

For swift and simple device management, Samsung has introduced Kies Air. With Kies air, consumers can manage their smartphone contents from their PC, via local WiFi connections. download photos taken on the built-in camera, listen to music, check missed calls and send messages in the web browser on their PC. For added connectivity, WiFi Direct allows consumers to connect to wireless-enabled PCs and printers without the need for wireless access points. According to market requirement, the GALAXY S II is able to incorporate Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to support emerging mobile payment service and other services with mobile operators.

The GALAXY S II is exhibited at Hall #8, Mobile World Congress 2011.
For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungunpacked.com/press.

Note to Editors:

Samsung GALAXY S II Product Specifications

  • Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA+ 21 850/900/1900/2100
  • OS:  Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Display: 4.27” WVGA (480×800) Super AMOLED Plus
  • Processor: 1 GHz Dual Core Application Processor
  • Camera: Main(Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
    Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
    Single Shot, Beauty Shot, , Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot
  • Video: Codec : MPEG4/ H.264/ H.263/ DivX VC-1
    Playback : FULL HD(1080p)@30fps
    Recording : FULL HD(1080p)@30fps
  • Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eACC+
    3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Voice Recorder

Value-added Features

  • Android Market™
  • Adobe Flash 10.1 support
  • Samsung TouchWiz
  • QuickType by SWYPE
  • Document Viewer / Editor
  • Android Brower, RSS Reader
  • Exchange ActiveSync
  • Google MapsTM with Latitude, Places, Navigation (beta)
  • A-GPS
  • Google Voice SearchTM
  • Lost Phone Management
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® technology v 3.0 + HS, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/b/g/n), WiFi Direct, NFC Connectivity (Optional), MHL, DLNA (AllShare)
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope sensor,
  • Memory: 16/32GB + microSD (up to 32GB)
  • Size: 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49mm, 116g
  • Battery: 1650mAh

Enterprise Solutions

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync – The comprehensive mobile implementation of Exchange ActiveSync, which provides the most policies and restrictions support among Android ActiveSync clients, along with e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks synchronization with a Microsoft Exchange Server

On Device Encryption – A security solution that enables the protection of mobile data without the need to sacrifice speed and functionality. Superior performance can also be achieved when incorporated with Sybase Afaria Mobile Device Management and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, both of which complement the encryption support with their own mechanisms.

Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network – provide reliable and easy-to-deploy encrypted network connectivity for mobile workers everywhere for business email, virtual desktop, and other Android apps, AnyConnect enables business-critical application connectivity

Sybase Afaria Mobile Device Management – provides the comprehensive capabilities that IT requires to allow mobile workers access to enterprise assets using the device of their choice. IT can now confidently extend corporate security policies to the Android platform, allowing for the adoption of both personally-owned or corporate owned Galaxy S II.

Cisco WebEx – the workforce will be able to stay connected to important meetings wherever they are while using Samsung Galaxy devices; users can view shared desktops, browsers, applications and documents with live annotations.

Cisco Mobile – a VoIP solutions allowing the workforce to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi using an Android interface, providing significant cost-efficiencies for an international workforce

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 174,000 people in 193 offices across 66 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.


Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S II

As expected, Samsung kicked off Mobile World Congress by announcing the new Samsung Galaxy S II. Like any true successor, the Galaxy S II delivers on all the expectations set by the original and raises the bar to a whole new level. The Samsung Galaxy S II comes equipped with a 4.27-inch 800 x 480 Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1GHz Dual Core application processor (most likely the Samsung made Exynos processor), 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and capable of 1080p video recording, 2 megapixel front-facing-camera, and NFC capabilities all bundled into a package that’s only 8.49mm thick. Last we checked, that makes the Samsung Galaxy S II the thinnest smartphone on the planet.

On the software side, the Samsung Galaxy S II is powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) coated with the new TouchWiz 4.0 UI. Samsung is also including a new Game Hub which they hope will give SONY’s Playstation Suite a run for its money.

Overall, it looks like Samsung has delivered exactly what was expected of them. The Samsung Galaxy S II will be one of the top players in 2011 and may turn out to be the best selling Android handset of the year. If you want the full list of specs, we suggest you take a peek at the press release below.

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Samsung announces the GALAXY S II, World’s thinnest Smartphone that Will Let You Experience More with Less

Global launch of Samsung’s most powerful smartphone delivers unmatched performance with a Dual-Core application processor and best-in-class viewing experience by Super AMOLED Plus display in sleek and lightweight design

BARCELONA, February 13, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100), a beautifully thin (8.49mm) and lightweight, dual-core smartphone that combines an unmatched viewing experience with incredible performance.

The Samsung GALAXY S II uses Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone includes access to Samsung’s four new content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.

“In 2011, we will take Samsung’s leadership in Speed, Screen and Content to a whole new level,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. “With the GALAXY S II, Samsung wants to set the new standard of quality viewing on mobile, powerful performance, and slim and modern design.”

“GALAXY S II is a natural and powerful evolution of GALAXY S. Building on the phenomenal success of the original Samsung GALAXY S, we are proud to unveil the ultimate smartphone. Consumers no longer have to contain themselves – the Samsung GALAXY S II allows them to design their own smart lives.”

“We’re pleased to see Samsung bring another Android-powered device to market to help grow the Android ecosystem,” said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.

Powerful Performance

Incorporating a dual-core application processor and advanced wireless network (HSPA+ 21) connectivity, the Samsung GALAXY S II has the speed and power to provide an unrivalled mobile performance. Dual-core application processor delivers compelling 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 delivers 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 mobile download speeds while BlueTooth® 3.0+HS considerably reduces data transfer times.

The Samsung GALAXY S II has been equipped with an 8MP, high-profile camera and camcorder with 1080p full HD recording and playback. With Samsung’s patented AllShare technology, customers can capture, create and then share their experiences hassle-free.

A Next Level of Viewing Experience

The Samsung GALAXY S II has been equipped with Samsung’s new crystal-clear Super AMOLED Plus screen, the most advanced mobile visual display ever created. Setting the standard of quality viewing on mobile, 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 mechanics of the human eye to recognize images look clearer and more detailed than ever before. With a wider viewing angle and increased visibility in outdoor, the Samsung GALAXY S II provides a more vibrant viewing experience than any other mobile devices.

Even with its unrivaled performance, the innovative Super AMOLED Plus display does not compromise battery performance. A significant reduction in power consumption from Super AMOLED display means it is also more energy-efficient than other comparably-sized devices, allowing Samsung to minimize device weight.

Samsung GALAXY S II Goes to Work

Samsung has introduced a new range of enterprise mobility solutions, expanding the business capabilities of the Samsung GALAXY S II and helping enterprise customers empower a flexible and connected mobile workforce. Samsung has partnered with IT industry leaders to offer the most relevant enterprise solutions to the Samsung GALAXY S II, working seamlessly on the Android Gingerbread platform and paying special attention to securing data and network. These solutions include enhanced conferencing and connectivity services from Cisco, the most comprehensive mobile implementation of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and secure remote device management from Sybase.

A New World of Entertainment and Smarter Interaction

Samsung has selected the Samsung GALAXY S II as its premium mobile product with which to launch Samsung Hubs – integrated mobile applications designed to fit every element of your life. With Samsung Hubs, the Samsung GALAXY S II delivers rich catalogues of books and magazines, music, advanced mobile games and control of your online social life, all from a single device.

  • Social Hub Premium: The future of communication – talk to whoever you want, however you want, all from one place – your contact’s list. Communication history, IM status, and updates from social networking sites are all readily available. From here, users can access all types of messages (push e-mail, text, VM and SNS) and respond directly without resorting to individual applications. It truly acts as a hub for entire social life.
  • Readers Hub: Carry an enormous library of books, magazines and newspapers on-the-go. Through strategic partnerships, Samsung Readers Hub provides over 2.2 million books and novels, 2,000 global and local newspapers in 49 languages and 2,300 popular magazines in 22 languages.
  • Game Hub: The easiest way to download and play best-in-class mobile games. Featuring a 3-axis gyroscopic sensor, the Samsung GALAXY S II unleashes a world of gaming possibilities. Try for free and download premium titles from partners like Gameloft, or ‘enjoy Social Network Games (SNG) powered by mobage including ngmoco’s We Rule and We City’.
  • Music Hub: Make Samsung GALAXY S II a personal music manager and access over 12 million tracks from 7digital. Discover what’s hot from top charts, search for favorite music, get recommendations on albums, enjoy previews and download them directly to Samsung GALAXY S II.

The Samsung GALAXY S II gives customers more choice in personalizing their smartphone experience. New for the Samsung GALAXY S II, Samsung has introduced Live Panel, a service that aggregates live web and application contents to a single customizable home-screen. Customers can design the lay-out of their own Live Panel, online services and mobile apps to appear on-screen. SNS feeds, information and many more applications can all be embedded and accessed instantly through the magazine-like layout.

With the enhanced voice technology on the Samsung GALAXY S II, customers will be able to do more with less. From opening the app to controlling the messaging, social media, email and calling, Samsung Voice Solution will recognizes voice and convert it to text and vice versa. Customized Voice Translation application makes the Samsung GALAXY S II the perfect travel companion, translating voice or text into – and from – a range of languages: simply speak a word or phrase into the handset and it will instantly translate it, with audio and text output.

For swift and simple device management, Samsung has introduced Kies Air. With Kies air, consumers can manage their smartphone contents from their PC, via local WiFi connections. download photos taken on the built-in camera, listen to music, check missed calls and send messages in the web browser on their PC. For added connectivity, WiFi Direct allows consumers to connect to wireless-enabled PCs and printers without the need for wireless access points. According to market requirement, the GALAXY S II is able to incorporate Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to support emerging mobile payment service and other services with mobile operators.

The GALAXY S II is exhibited at Hall #8, Mobile World Congress 2011.
For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungunpacked.com/press.

Note to Editors:

Samsung GALAXY S II Product Specifications

  • Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA+ 21 850/900/1900/2100
  • OS:  Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Display: 4.27” WVGA (480×800) Super AMOLED Plus
  • Processor: 1 GHz Dual Core Application Processor
  • Camera: Main(Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
    Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
    Single Shot, Beauty Shot, , Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot
  • Video: Codec : MPEG4/ H.264/ H.263/ DivX VC-1
    Playback : FULL HD(1080p)@30fps
    Recording : FULL HD(1080p)@30fps
  • Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eACC+
    3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Voice Recorder

Value-added Features

  • Android Market™
  • Adobe Flash 10.1 support
  • Samsung TouchWiz
  • QuickType by SWYPE
  • Document Viewer / Editor
  • Android Brower, RSS Reader
  • Exchange ActiveSync
  • Google MapsTM with Latitude, Places, Navigation (beta)
  • A-GPS
  • Google Voice SearchTM
  • Lost Phone Management
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® technology v 3.0 + HS, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/b/g/n), WiFi Direct, NFC Connectivity (Optional), MHL, DLNA (AllShare)
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope sensor,
  • Memory: 16/32GB + microSD (up to 32GB)
  • Size: 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49mm, 116g
  • Battery: 1650mAh

Enterprise Solutions

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync – The comprehensive mobile implementation of Exchange ActiveSync, which provides the most policies and restrictions support among Android ActiveSync clients, along with e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks synchronization with a Microsoft Exchange Server

On Device Encryption – A security solution that enables the protection of mobile data without the need to sacrifice speed and functionality. Superior performance can also be achieved when incorporated with Sybase Afaria Mobile Device Management and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, both of which complement the encryption support with their own mechanisms.

Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network – provide reliable and easy-to-deploy encrypted network connectivity for mobile workers everywhere for business email, virtual desktop, and other Android apps, AnyConnect enables business-critical application connectivity

Sybase Afaria Mobile Device Management – provides the comprehensive capabilities that IT requires to allow mobile workers access to enterprise assets using the device of their choice. IT can now confidently extend corporate security policies to the Android platform, allowing for the adoption of both personally-owned or corporate owned Galaxy S II.

Cisco WebEx – the workforce will be able to stay connected to important meetings wherever they are while using Samsung Galaxy devices; users can view shared desktops, browsers, applications and documents with live annotations.

Cisco Mobile – a VoIP solutions allowing the workforce to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi using an Android interface, providing significant cost-efficiencies for an international workforce

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 174,000 people in 193 offices across 66 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Adds a Keyboard to the High-End Lineup [MWC]

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Sony Ericsson’s second-most exciting product announcement was the Xperia Pro – a high-end Xperia phone with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It wasn’t much more than that, but they implemented a neat feature in their email application that’ll let you view your inbox in split panes. We’ll be heading out to the demo booths in a bit to get our hands on this and its cousins – the Xperia Play, Xperia Neo, and maybe the Xperia Arc.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Adds a Keyboard to the High-End Lineup [MWC]

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Sony Ericsson’s second-most exciting product announcement was the Xperia Pro – a high-end Xperia phone with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It wasn’t much more than that, but they implemented a neat feature in their email application that’ll let you view your inbox in split panes. We’ll be heading out to the demo booths in a bit to get our hands on this and its cousins – the Xperia Play, Xperia Neo, and maybe the Xperia Arc.