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Samsung launches Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1

by Scott Bicheno on 13 February 2011, 22:34

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS)

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Samsung spared no expense in hiring out a massive auditorium in the middle of Barcelona to announce its two new Android crown jewels.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is the Android 2.3 successor to the Galaxy S. As well being one of the first handsets to sport Gingerbread - apart from the NEXUS S, of course - there are some major hardware upgrades, which you can see in the spec sheet below.

Chief among them are a new processor, which Samsung is only calling 1GHz and dual-core. We couldn't get anyone to call it Orion, but we don't see how it can be anything else. The other most conspicuous upgrade is the screen, which is a 4.27 inch super AMOLED plus, which looked pretty cool. The chassis was also pretty thin and light.

Samsung GALAXY S II specs


GSM 850/900/1800/1900
HSPA+ 21 850/900/1900/2100


Android 2.3 Gingerbread


4.27" WVGA (480x800) Super AMOLED Plus

( BB& AP )

1 GHz Dual Core Application Processor


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


Codec : MPEG4/ H.264/ H.263/ DivX VC-1
Playback : FULL HD(1080p)@30fps
Recording : FULL HD(1080p)@30fps


3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Voice Recorder


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 MarketTM

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)


Google Voice SearchTM

Lost Phone Management


Bluetooth® technology v 3.0 + HS
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/b/g/n), WiFi Direct
NFC Connectivity (Optional)
DLNA (AllShare)


Accelerometer, Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope sensor,


16/32GB + microSD (up to 32GB)


125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49mm, 116g