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?
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 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:
Android Platform 2.3 Gingerbread
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
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
8 Megapixel (3264×2448) Auto Focus w/ LED Flash
2 Megapixel from camera
Memory: 16GB/32GB and MicroSD up to 32GB
5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth v3.0+ HS
Connectors: MicroUSB 3.5mm Ear Jack
Battery: Li-Ion 1650mAh
SMS/MMS (OMA v1.2)
Exchange ActiveSync Email
MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB
AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, MID, AC3, IMY, FLAC, XMF
MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, Xvid, VC-1
FULL HD Recording & Playback 1080@30fps
JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP, AGIF
Easy Set-up (WPS PIN/PBC, Wi-Fi Direct)
Samsung Kies 2.0, Samsung Kies air
Acceleration Sensor, Magnetic field Sensor, Orientation Sensor, Light Sensor,
Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Linear Acceleration Sensor,
Rotation Vector Sensor
Readers Hub, Social Hub, Games Hub, Music Hub
TouchWiz UI, Google Mobile Services, Gorilla Glass screen,
Google Services Suite, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
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.
Sample camera shots and videos, including a full review, can be found at Yugatech’s Samsung Galaxy S II Review page.