They set the joint on fire when it debuted their eagerly anticipated smart phone into the red hot Android market at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas last month. It's skinned with Android OS 2.1 and introduces a 4" Super AMOLED capacitive Touch Wiz 3.0 UI touch screen display that they claim is 20% brighter and 80% less reflective with a 20% boost in battery life. An Android OS 2.2 upgrade is reportedly pending.
The look and feel of Samsung's latest offering, the Samsung Galaxy S screams iPhone. However this is where the differences end.
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Omar Khan, SVP for Strategy and Product Development, Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc. delivered a heads up on "Smart Life", a new feature designed to enhance the user experience. Quoting Khan, "The Samsung Galaxy S Model GT-I9000 and 'Smart Life' are giving users an experience that is integrated, immersive and intelligent."
Take your portable office on the road. "ThinkFree" and get your work done with handy note taking. Receive all your email, Bluetooth, WiFi and messages on the fly and open PDF and MS Office documents without conversion. Included are the basic mobile features like GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.
The social media hub incorporates all of your Twitter, personal and business emails and places it on a single screen.
JK Shin, president and head of Samsung Electronics' Mobile Communications Business stated "Americans want to watch high quality video content on their phones just as they can on their TV or computer at home." He further stated "They want easy multitasking on their handset. They are demanding of services such as real-time traffic reports, 3D Maps and directions."
It sports a 5 MP 2592 x 1944 pixel camera featuring auto focus, touch focus, Geo-tagging and face & smile detection with a secondary VGA camera. Storage memory weighs in at 16GB / 8GB with an external memory slot up that can handle up to 32GB.
Much to the dismay of hard core techies, the Samsung Galaxy S doesn't support 4G at this time but there is always hope!
Here are all the down and dirty details.
Android 2.1 / 2.2
4″ Super AMOLED - 20% brighter 80% glare reduction
3x faster processor
Touch sensitive input
16 GB internal, MicroSD capability
Advanced location based services
Integrated calendar combines your Microsoft Exchange and Google calendar
Remote Controller for Samsung TVs
Google Maps Navigation featuring voice search
Real-time traffic updates
Daily Briefing allows access to news, weather, sports, stocks, and scheduler
Play and record HD Movies
Layar Augmented Reality Browser
Swype allows easy data entry while on the go
Home Cradle - use it as a table clock, photo frame, calendar or music player
Expect delivery of the Galaxy S in Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Asia in the near future.
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