MWC 2011: Samsung Announces Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1

Oh well, Samsung’s Galaxy S II has come a long way with rumors, news and videos. Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 too. Let’s take a look at them.

Galaxy S II: a worthy successor...

For the novice, Samsung Galaxy S II (aka I9100) is a successor to the Galaxy S. Galaxy S II will be running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with TouchWiz UI 4.0 on top. The smartphone is powered by a dual-core ARM processor clocking 1 GHz. The handset will also feature NFC (near field communication) support and has the following specs:

  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with Gorilla Glass
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, 3G, A-GPS
  • Bluetooth 33.0 + HS
  • 8 Megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2 Megapixel front-facing camera
  • 16/32 GB storage, expandable up to 32 GB
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack

The Galaxy S II has other standard features like an Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyro Sensor and a Proximity Sensor. The smartphone also has SNS integration and features an HDMI port.

Ten inches of the Galaxy

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 was unveiled but there’s not much on the specs and features. But we do know that it will have a 10-inch screen unlike it’s predecessor, run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and feature a Tegra 2 dual-core processor along with the following specs:

  • 10.1 inch 1280x800 WXGA screen
  • 8 Megapixel camera with Full HD video recording up to 1080p
  • 2 Megapixel secondary camera
  • Stereo speakers

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 also has the ability to encode and decode 1080p videos on the device itself.

While prices are not mentioned, the Galaxy S II should hit markets globally in the first quarter of 2011. Looking at how well the predecessor devices have done, we are waiting to have a go at their successors.

Published Date: Feb 14, 2011 12:25 pm | Updated Date: Feb 14, 2011 12:25 pm