Samsung Galaxy S II has dual core processor, bigger screen


14 February 2011

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S II, equipped with a dual core processor, an improved screen and faster Internet access using HSPA+ (high speed packet access), and a dual-core 1GHz processor to its new flagship smartphone.

The Android 2.3-based Galaxy S II also has a 4.3″ screen with a 480×800 resolution, according to a company statement. The screen is based on an improved version of Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology, which is supposed to consume less energy while offering better image quality when using the phone outside and looking at the screen from an indirect angle.

The smartphone measures 125x66x8mm; just like the existing Galaxy it has a small bump at the bottom and weighs 116 grams.

The rear camera has an 8MP resolution and LED flash and the front camera has 2MP resolution. The camera can also be used to record videos at 1080p at 30 frames per second.




Storage is either 16Gb or 32Gb, and an additional 32Gb can be added using a microSD card.

The Galaxy S II can access the Internet using Wi-Fi or HSPA+ at up to 21Mb/s.

The speed increase should be a boon to users when accessing the Internet using Wi-Fi hotspots. The list of supported Wi-Fi standards includes 802.11 a, b, g and n. Using Wi-Fi Direct, the smartphone can connect to set up a point-to-point connection with other compatible devices without the use of an access point.

Just like on the Nexus S, Samsung has added NFC (near-field communications) to the Galaxy S II. The most talked-about application for NFC is payments. However, the technology can be used for sharing information between two devices when they are in range.

On the content side, Samsung has added a game hub and a music hub, which includes over 12 million tracks from partner 7digital.

Launch dates and pricing had yet to be confirmed at time of writing.

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