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Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II announced

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Samsung’s Galaxy S’s big brother, the Galaxy S2 (i9100), has been unveiled with a much better display and hardware specs. Update: see our full review of the Samsung Galaxy S2 here.

Realme Philippines

Galaxy S2 • Samsung I9100 Galaxy S Ii Announced
Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor
4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus display @ 480×800 pixels
Gorilla Glass display
1GB RAM
16GB/32GB internal storage
HSDPA 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA
Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
GPS w/ aGPS support
8MP autofocus camera with LED flash
1080p video recording
2MP front-facing camera for video calls
FM Radio Tuner
Li-Ion 1650mAh battery
Android 2.3 Gingerbread

See also  Samsung Korea details Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S2

The Galaxy S2 comes with an optional NFC support (Near-Field Communication) though I don’t see any real-world benefits for it right now. Much like most other big-ass Android smartphones (e.g. HTC Desire HD), the 480×800 pixel resolution on a 4.3″ display could be a bit of a disappointment to some.

Expected release is before end of this quarter though there’s no indicated price yet (my hunch is that it will be within the vicinity of the first Galaxy S which is like 32k to 35k).

See also  realme 9i Hands-on

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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Cesar Noel
11 years ago

When I discovered that you can backup you Android data on your Google Account (and with no other softwares) made me wonder why apple cannot do away with the iTunes and go directly to the ‘net. Also not all podcasts can be downloaded on your iPhone/iPod Touch devices because of store restrictions.

leemar
leemar
11 years ago

saan ba pede tumambay at makapag snatch ng ganitong kamahal na phone? wala na kasi akong work. can’t afford to buy now, ill just have to snatch or holdup someone. lol

Something.
Something.
11 years ago

@daryl:
3.0 is exclusively for tablets as of the moment. Google hasn’t announced anything related to honeycomb on a smartphone. So, 2.3 is the latest firmware for an android smartphone in the meantime.

daryl puyales
daryl puyales
11 years ago

will it run or can be upgraded to android 3.0?

Earl
Earl
11 years ago

I give you my condolences Sir. Yuga! I know your doing your best to deliver the latest tech news to us readers and it is much appreciated!

Andrew
11 years ago

Samsung galaxy S II is the forefront of latest and greatest hardware specs super AMOLED Plus, dual core 1ghz processor, 1gb ram, gorilla glass, hspa+ 21Mbps, 1080p @30fps encoding/decoding, etc. plus ginger bread 2.3

This really pushes competition to next level. Samsung can introduce more new products faster than Apple because they are more advanced than Apple. Korea and Japan are 3-4 years ahead than US in Technology right now.

Almanski
Almanski
Reply to  Andrew
11 years ago

I agree! Korea and Japan Products are better than US in terms of Technology.

raymond
raymond
11 years ago

The screen technology of the Galaxy S II is not something to be underestimated.

From phonearena:
“Dubbed Super AMOLED Plus, it remedies the main drawbacks of the first generation, as found in the Galaxy S, namely low actual resolution, due to use of the PenTile matrix, and run-of-the-mill brightness. The 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus display on the Galaxy S II has a 50% higher sub-pixel count, which made text more clearly discernible than on the Galaxy S.”

From gsmarena:
“The new Super AMOLED Plus display is quoted to have an improved response time, reportedly beating LCD IPS technology. The should also reduce power consumption by 18%.”

From engadget:
“As at CES, we were blown away by the clarity and brightness of the Super AMOLED Plus display — picture the already-excellent Super AMOLED technology amped up on steroids, and you’ll have a good sense of what we’re talking about here.”

Paul
Paul
11 years ago

@boo

Eh, I happen to like iTunes. No brainer syncing. I also got a case with mine since my hands are sweaty, I didn’t even get to check if there was a signal problem. :)

And why didn’t you get an iPod? iPhone 4 went out locally September last year, there were refreshed 2010 iPods by then and they have retina display too.

GUMZ
11 years ago

bilis mag.change model… sana ganun din ka bilis ang update…

@abel
nice catch… mukha pa rin ni yuga ang icon… :-)

BRUNO
11 years ago

@paul:
Totally bro, coz it’s the only high quality product out there right?

raymond
raymond
11 years ago

From engadget:

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/13/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-official-tegra-2-4-3-inch-super-amoled-plu/

“As at CES, we were blown away by the clarity and brightness of the Super AMOLED Plus display — picture the already-excellent Super AMOLED technology amped up on steroids, and you’ll have a good sense of what we’re talking about here.”

From phonearena:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S-II-hands-on_id16729

“Dubbed Super AMOLED Plus, it remedies the main drawbacks of the first generation, as found in the Galaxy S, namely low actual resolution, due to use of the PenTile matrix, and run-of-the-mill brightness. The 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus display on the Galaxy S II has a 50% higher sub-pixel count, which made text more clearly discernible than on the Galaxy S. The bump in brightness was also very visible, regardless of our indoors setting when we handled the phone. ”

From gsmarena:

http://www.gsmarena.com/mwc_2011_samsung-review-567p2.php

“The new Super AMOLED Plus display is quoted to have an improved response time, reportedly beating LCD IPS technology. The should also reduce power consumption by 18%. ”

“Super AMOLED Plus also comes with a Real Stripe matrix. Theoretically, this means images may be a wee bit sharper looking, though at first glance you won’t see the difference between the regular Super AMOLED and the Plus one. The Pentile matrix of the previous gen SAMOLED screens was the main cause for some overly geeky criticism. “

chimoks
chimoks
11 years ago

Who will carry this? SMART OR GLOBE?

boo
boo
11 years ago

@lolipown:
i agree.. its not for everyone.. i just hope samsung will continue to support the older model since not everybody replaces their phones annually..
also, it may discourage new users to pick up their products if it has very limited support..

boo
boo
11 years ago

@lolipown
there are custom ROMs and with constant updates which i think are superior in terms of features than what samsung has been providing..

@paul

fanboi for high quality???

no expansion memory + itunes dependence + previous signal problems= high quality?

blinded i guess.. i own an ip4 so i experienced it firsthand..aside from the retina display and smoother UI, it has nothing on the current galaxy s model.. i would have opt for an ipod if it wasn’t for the resolution and lcd quality..

raymond
raymond
11 years ago

On the contrary, those who actually saw the Samsung Galaxy S II were awed by the Super AMOLED Plus screen! Even brighter than the previous Super AMOLED but consumes significantly less power.

Almanski
Almanski
Reply to  raymond
11 years ago

Really? wow this is very nice Android Phone!

marco
marco
11 years ago

At least it’s not a shiny plastic this time.

I don’t have any problems with low ppi screens. It’s a thing that users will not notice if not aware. Guys, you’re frustrating yourself over nothing. Not that the screen degrades, it’s still 800×480, the standard for android, c’mon people! You’re being too geeky. Our TVs at home don’t even reach 100 ppi yet no one complains.
Actually, no one complains until apple released iphone 4. I wonder why… XD
anyway, that’s how trends work right? Much as in fashion industry.

Well it’s a thing to be considered, yeah. But certainly not a deal breaker, because you also avoid fragmentation, for non auto-scaling apps that is.

As we’re talking about ppi here, you should know that a high res should compensate with bigger screens to be 100% effective. WVGA on 4.3″ is still on the bracket, it’s usable at its best, DHD owners must agree.

I’m not anti-retina display innovation blah blah. I just think high res screens is way too over rated. Congratulations to apple, you influenced people a lot. And for the record, i don’t believe the resolution is the only thing responsible for iphone 4’s highly praised retina display. I think it’s more on the IPS technology behind it and of course, because of the totality of every technology apple applied in between.

Anyone’s welcome to disagree.

al
al
11 years ago

i agree with the rest, i ignore recycled news and jump straight to the comments.

Back to this phone, plastic is a no no for me.

wakocoke
wakocoke
11 years ago

puro rehashed na lang ung entries nya dito :( wala bang local?

name
11 years ago

yuga please make your blog more up to date, coz galaxy S II has been featured to tons of int’l review sites since yesterday .. i don’t mean anything bad, just constructive criticism :)

anyway, one thing that i don’t like about the phone is it’s over-all plastic body

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