Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II may create threats to Apple iPhones 5

Samsung Galaxy S II Tech Specification

Samsung Galaxy S II Launch
Samsung Galaxy S II is all set to hit markets of United States any time soon and possibly to become the best Android smartphone of the year. Market trend is showing that the winds are in direction of this second generation device. It may create threats to both the upcoming Apple iPhone 5 and a host of new generation Andorid smartphones from various manufactures.
There is a whole lot of Andorid smartphones available in the market with high-performing dual core processors like Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Sensation 4G, HTC myTouch Slide 4G, etc. But Samsung may get the opportunity to lead the campaign against the forthcoming Apple iPhone 5 i.e. Android vs iPhones. Galaxy S II comes with an impressive set of Tech Specs which prima facia leads to iPhones.
The Galaxy S II was given worldwide release dates from May 2011, by more than 140 vendors in some 120 countries.

Not all regions are to receive the Exynos 4210 "GT-i9100" model. It is speculated that some would get the Tegra 2 powered version, the "GT-i9103." Similarly some regions may receive a 'Super Clear LCD' (SC-LCD) on the Tegra 2 version. Samsung has not yet confirmed which regions will receive the variant models. According to Eldar Murtazin, of, this is believed to be because Samsung may not be able to meet shipment demands of both its own Exynos chip and Super AMOLED Plus screens. He writes that nobody expected the "huge success" and "sky high" demand for the previous Samsung Galaxy S.

The UK received the GT-i9100 (Exynos 4210 powered) and it is also well speculated that the North American release (USA with likely Canada as well) would also get the GT-i9100, Exynos 4210 version.
In the UK, Phones4U was the first retailer to have exclusive rights to release the device earlier than others. Initially the first UK release currently ship without the NFC capability (hinted possibly due to weight) but this is due to change with a later re-release of the same device with the NFC capability available.

In India, customers will be able to preorder the Galaxy S II online from May 26, 2011. The phone will be available at retail stores from June 9, 2011. Samsung has partnered with Vodafone to launch its phone at a cost of 32,850. Vodafone customers buying the device will also avail 1GB of free 3G data for the first six months. No NFC feature yet. The version sold in India is the Exynos one.

On May 9, 2011, Samsung announced they have received preorders for 3 million Galaxy S II units globally.
The version released on Sprint will be called the Samsung Within, on AT&T, the Attain, and on Verizon, the Function. It is speculated to be released in the US in mid-July.

On June 8, 2011, a Verizon Wireless representative was cited as saying that the Samsung Galaxy S II would launch on their network sometime in July. The same Verizon spokesperson, in addition to a second spokesperson, later corrected this statement saying that the July timeframe was in regards to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and did not apply to the Samsung Galaxy S II.

On July 13, 2011, Gizmo Crunch reported that the Samsung Galaxy S II would launch in Canada with Bell Mobility on July 21, 2011. Canadian launch dates for the phone with Rogers Wireless and Telus Mobility have yet to be reported.

On July 15, 2011, Headline News predicted a July 21, 2011 US release for the Samsung Galaxy S II with Verizon Wireless. Release dates for AT&T and Sprint have not yet been reported. This claim was later redacted on account of having misinterpreted information about the phone's release date on Canada's Bell network.
On July 20, 2011, Samsung announced that they "expect to release the Galaxy S2 in the U.S. market sometime in August."

Samsung Galaxy S II Tech Specs

  • 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with its unique display technology It has the capability to compete with Apple’s so-called Retina Display that you can be seen on iPhone 4
  • 8MP rear camera with advanced features. The camera of the new device gets an entire overhaul with better sensitivity, customization, white balance and focus features. It will also have a 2MP camera in the front panel for video chatting
  • This forthcoming giant will be priced at $599.95 without an agreement. With contract, the device will be available for just $169.95.
  • Galaxy S 2 sports a 1.2 GHz dual core processor
  • 4G/HSPA options, which will provide download speeds of up to 21 Mbps.


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