Before MWC, there’s always going to take place press conference’s, meaning that today Samsung will launch the most awaited Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy S2. Last week we’ve seen a lot of rumors, images, specification leaks, but today it’ll be official, hopefully along with the price and release date as well.
Galaxy Tab 2 features a 1GHz (Single or Dual Core) CPU, probably based on the new Samsung-Made chipset Exynos 4210. The Display is 10.1 inch with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, while the tablet will come in three different versions: 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB.
There’s a LTE 4G variant too, for those who need a very good connectivity speed. The handset runs the newly-introduced Android 3.0 Honeycomb, supporting the untouched version of it. That’s pretty cool, because what we’ve saw at Google’s event last month was very impressive. Both devices will be introduced at Mobile World Congress, tomorrow.
Just two days before MWC, a Samsung Galaxy S2 picture has been granted, thanks to Daum, who also claims that the new handset is only 8.49 mm thick compared to the first Galaxy S’s 9.9 mm, weighting just 116g. At the top of the screen we notice the speaker along with a 2MP front-facing camera for video calling, while at the bottom of the screen there are 3 buttons: Menu, Home (Navigation) and Back.
The handset features – most of the specifications can be found here – a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1 GHz Dual-Core CPU, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. Additionally, the user interface is a new one, possibly borrowed from Bada OS. We’re excited to see the first hands-on video during Mobile World Congress‘s first day.
There is no big surprise that specs of several smartphones – upcoming MWC 2011 devices – are being leaked just before 2 days from the Mobile World Congress. The specifications of Samsung Galaxy S2 has been revealed thanks to the British retailer named Expansys, featuring a Dual Core CPU and an impressive Super AMOLED Plus display.
Of course, no pictures, release date or price info has been granted, but I’m sure that in the next one or two days they’ll be available. The specifications are listed below:
- Display: 4.27 inch, Super AMOLED Plus, capacitive touchscreen, 800 x 480 pixels
- CPU: Snapdragon 8260 dual core, 1.2GHz, GPU Adreno 205
- Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, AGPS, microUSB, NFC, 3G
- Memory: 512MB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSDHC slot
- Camera: Back – 8MP, 1080p HD video capture at 30 fps, LED Flash, touch focus; Front – 2MP, Video Calling
- Other Features: digital compass, gyrometer, accelerometer
There’s no information about the battery life and operating system, but I assume that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread would be the ideal. Additionally, there is a possibility that Android 2.4 will be the running OS, but that’s not sure. I think the Galaxy S2 is a great phone regarding to its specs, if the design and price are going to be decent enough, then the chances for being one of the best smartphones presented at MWC 2011 would be higher than the others.
As we are approaching to one of the biggest events in the mobile industry this year, the MWC 2011, we hear from Tweakers and Samfirmware that the descendent of the Samsung Galaxy S will have the following specs:
- CPU: Orion 1GHz Dual-Core
- Display: 4.5-inch Super AMOLED
- OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Camera: 8MP with LED Flash, 1.3 MP front-facing
- Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
- Memory: microSD card support up to 32GB
The new Galaxy S will be revealed on February 13th at Mobile World Congress.