[This article will be constantly updated with the latest Samsung Galaxy S2 news so scroll towards the end to find out what else is new]
Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was indeed a great period for new and upcoming Android devices, amongst which the Samsung Galaxy S2 managed to grab a lot of the attention. The device was announced and introduced by Samsung as being the world’s thinnest smartphone out on the market and once you get a good look at it you’ll see that they aren’t wrong by claiming that.
In the following few rows I’ll try to give you dear readers an overview of the Samsung Galaxy S2 specs. One of the most interesting new features of the Samsung Galaxy S2 is the display, where Samsung stepped up their game by offering a 4.3 inch display ( with a native resolution of 480 x 800 ) while using Samsung’s new Super AMOLED Plus technology…and boy does that make a difference. Images are clear and the whole look of your home screen is changed because of this bump to display quality.
Spec wise the Samsung Galaxy S2 isn’t all looks…it packs a strong punch as well. It ships with a dual-core processor, most likely Samsung’s own Exynos processor line announced a few days ago ( an Nvidia Tegra 2 version has also been confirmed as well as the fact that S2 will come powered by a 1.2 GHz CPU, check the update section at the end of the article ). Memory wise the device comes with 1 GB of RAM and either 16 GB or 32 GB of on board storage which can be extended via a 32 GB micro SD card.
All of the above is fueled by a 1650 mAh battery which will also deliver juice to the 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front facing camera. The rear cam is able to record in full HD at 1080p.
On the connectivity front Samsung Galaxy S 2 brings the standard WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and an USB 2.0 port while running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the Touchwiz 4.0 User Interface on-top. Out of all the manufacturer UI’s out there I consider the Touchwiz to be the least intrusive, so in case you want a clean Android experience I do suggest looking out for the Samsung Galaxy S2.
The list of Samsung Galaxy S 2 specs doesn’t really stop here…you might remember that I started off by giving a statement regarding the phones thickness. Well hold on folks because these numbers will prove it. The device measures in at 125.3 mm in length, 66.1 mm wide and only 8.49 mm in thickness (that’s 4.93 x 2.60 x 0.33 in inches). In comparison, the iPhone 4 is measuring 9.3 mm in thickness.
Bottom line, the phone looks and feels great and the only thing which stands out on the back of the device is a small hump towards the bottom of it, most likely where the antenna sits.
For the time being the manufacturer hasn’t provided a Samsung Galaxy S2 US release date ( the smartphone has been released in UK on May 1st ), although the company will most likely start shipping sometime in Q3 according to some sources. The device will be available on all markets, so we won’t be in the same situations as with the LG Optimus 2X which got launched in South Korea long before the rest of the world. Until next time, keep an eye out for this one.
[Update 01] Samsung Galaxy S2 heading to AT&T ?
[Update 03] Check out how the AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S2 ( branded Attain ) will look like.
[Update 04] Sprint’s version of the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Within, will be released, according to rumors, sometime in July.
[Update 05] Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S2 available for purchase in the US.
[Update 06] US Samsung Galaxy S2 release date – scheduled after the Canadian launch ( Q3 2011 ) ?
[Update 02] SaskTel To Release Samsung Galaxy S2 in Canada sometime during July.
[Update 03] vs LG Optimus 2X ( aka T-Mobile G2x ) [Video]
[Update 04] vs iPhone 4 [Video]
[Update 05] vs Motorola Photon
[Update 01] Samsung Galaxy S2 will come in two flavors: with NVIDIA Tegra 2 or Exynos under the hood.
[Update 02] Even tough we failed to see a Samsung Galaxy S2 powered by Tegra 2 it looks like the manufacturer will release a version of the phone powered by the Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 CPU ( dual core, 1GHz per core ).
[Update 03] Check out how Samsung Galaxy S2′s Exynos CPU can handle 3D games.
[Update 04] Samsung Galaxy S2 To Stream From SmartTVs.
[Update 05] Samsung Galaxy S2 Specs Update: 1.2 GHz CPU
[Update 06] The 1.2 GHz powered S2 passes the 3000 Quadrant mark.
[Update 07] Samsung Galaxy S2 101: TouchWiz 4.0 and its features.
[Update 08] Samsung Galaxy S2 101: Gorilla Glass