Samsung Showing New Galaxy S at MWC: 2X Core, Super AMOLED+
Hot off the heels of its CES showing, including the SCH-i520 for Verizon LTE and the Infuse 4G on AT&T, Samsung is ready to add yet another powerful smartphone to its lineup, as the company revealed plans to introduce a dual-core next-gen Galaxy S at the Mobile World Congress next month.
Head of Samsung’s mobile business division Shin Jong-kyun announced that along with a dual-core processor, the new Galaxy S – dare we say “Galaxy S2” – will have a Super AMOLED plus screen with “enhanced density”. Now, it’s been a long time since the rumored specifications for the S2 emerged in July, but the 1280 x 720 screen with an iPhone-walloping pixel density of 340 per inch sounds like it could very well be the same hardware Shin mentions, but it’s more likely to be the same screen as will be found on those CES-announced Samsungs with their extra subpixels.
Besides the CPU and display, the only other phone component Shin would comment on was the choice of Android. The phone will ship running Gingerbread, which sounds perfect right now, but we may very well be on to ICS by the time the phone finally sees the light of day. It’s all very exciting, since this sounds like it has the hardware and software potential to be the headliner amongst Samsung’s recent smartphone announcements.