Samsung Galaxy S II Launch Event & Hands-On (Video)


Tonight we were at the U.S. launch of the Samsung Galaxy S II variations coming soon to AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. These devices are similar to Samsung’s international version of the Galaxy S II which is very popular in Europe. Five million have already been sold globally. Samsung also announced their new chief marketing officer Todd Pendleton who previously worked for Nike. The event consisted of a presentation illustrating some of the cool features in the new Galaxy S 2 devices such as the Super AMOLED+ screen, 1080p high bit rate video recording, protected HDMI output for DRM’d content, photo and video editing software, very fast dual core processor, integrated Vlingo voice command, and even some enterprise security and hardware encryption features.


The T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S II was actually under glass at this event, so we didn’t get to use that one. Its final specifications haven’t been announced just yet and one of the differences is that it has a different type of dual-core processor.

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AT&T’s version will have a 4.3″ screen where as the Sprint and T-Mobile versions will have a 4.52″ Super AMOLED+ screen. The AT&T version will also be thinner than the others at 8.89 millimeters.


I held AT&T Galaxy S 2 (Sprint version pictured above) next to the Infuse 4G which is also very thin and the difference was not noticeable.


HDMI output to a 1080p HD screen looked very nice. Samsung says it’s Blu-ray quality.

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Adam Z. Lein

Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!