A Quick Look At The New Samsung Galaxy S II i9100

Published on June 15th, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100: Another smartphone that could defeat the iPhone 4?

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 is the latest smartphone from Samsung powered by a dual-core processor like the LG Optimus 2X. The Galaxy S2 is an upgrade version of Galaxy S I9000 but with lots of great and improve features. So what has been added or change from Galaxy S i9000 to Galaxy S2 i9100?

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Samsung Galaxy S II i9100 review

Below are some of the changes made from the previous model.
From 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 Processor to Dual Core 1.0GHz ARM Cortex-A9
From PowerVR SGX540 GPU to ARM Mali-400 MP
From 4.0 inch Super AMOLED to 4.3 inch Super AMOLED
From 5 megapixel camera to 8 megapixel camera
From VGA front camera to 2 megapixel front camera
From 720p video recording to 1080p Full HD video recording
From Android OS 2.2 Froyo to Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Other noticeable changes are in its size and thickness. Samsung Galaxy S2 is slightly bigger but thinner and lighter compared to Galaxy S I9000. There are also 9 sensors built in the new Galaxy S2 while the old Galaxy S has only 5 sensors.

Some of Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 main features:

4.3 inch samsung super amoled plus4.3 Super Amoled Plus – Brings you brilliant and superior color, enhanced readability and lesser battery consumption. This is like Retina Display in iPhones.
Dual Core Processor – Provides faster and better browsing experience, super fast multi-tasking, smoother UI, better streaming and highly capable of playing games flawlessly.
Slim design of 8.49mm – The ultra slim design of Samsung Galaxy S II brings a luxurious look and easy to grip design.
PC like web browsing – Browsing in Galaxy S II is just like browsing in your PC. This new model is capable of playing Adobe Flash Player-based objects and movie clips.
Wifi Direct – Lets you easily connect and transfer with other Wi-Fi Direct capable device without the having a need for wireless access points.
8 Megapixel camera and Full HD – With the new 8MP auto focus camera with LED flash and full HD 1080p recording, there are no important events or moments that are left uncaptured.
Readers Hubs – Place all your eBook collection. Organize and categories them. Reading eBooks, magazines and newspapers is made easy.

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 full specification:
Operating System:
Android Platform 2.3 Gingerbread

Processors:
Dual Core 1.0GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor with
Mali-400MP GPU and Orion Chipset

Form Factor: Slate Form Factor with Full Touchscreen

Dimensions: 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49mm

Weight: 116 grams

Networks:
HSPA+ 21Mbps/ HSUPA 5.76Mbps
EDGE/ GPRS Class 12
Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Quad band UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

Display: 4.3″ WVGA Super Amoled Plus

Camera:
8 Megapixel (3264×2448) Auto Focus w/ LED Flash
2 Megapixel from camera

Memory: 16GB/32GB and MicroSD up to 32GB

Connectivity:
5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth v3.0+ HS
USB v2.0
A-GPS

Connectors: MicroUSB 3.5mm Ear Jack

Battery: Li-Ion 1650mAh

Messaging:
SMS/MMS (OMA v1.2)
Email (POP3/IMAP/SMTP,SSL/TLS)
Exchange ActiveSync Email

Audio Supported:
MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB
AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, MID, AC3, IMY, FLAC, XMF

Video Supported:
MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, Xvid, VC-1
FULL HD Recording & Playback 1080@30fps

Image Supported:
JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP, AGIF

Convergence:
Easy Set-up (WPS PIN/PBC, Wi-Fi Direct)
AllShare (DLNA1.5)
Samsung Kies 2.0, Samsung Kies air

Sensors:
Acceleration Sensor, Magnetic field Sensor, Orientation Sensor, Light Sensor,
Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Linear Acceleration Sensor,
Rotation Vector Sensor

4 Hubs:
Readers Hub, Social Hub, Games Hub, Music Hub

Other Features:
TouchWiz UI, Google Mobile Services, Gorilla Glass screen,
Google Services Suite, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization

Price: $750

The Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 will be officially released this June 2011 and the suggested retail price in the Philippines is Php29,990. Below is an actual picture of Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 from Yuga’s blog.

Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100

Sample camera shots and videos, including a full review, can be found at Yugatech’s Samsung Galaxy S II Review page.

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