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Sep 01

Samsung Galaxy S II Launch Event & Hands-On

The review of the HTC ThunderBolt that follows is a collection of every single instance of a use of the device since March and an account of why this device remained your humble narrator’s primary device for the past three months. The reason this review is coming right this moment is that it’s finally come time to switch to a different Android device. Can you guess which handset took the champion communicator out of the hands of yours truly’s hands and replaced it with itself? Meanwhile let’s speak on why the ThunderBolt should or should not still be the top choice in the market for you, the average consumer wanting a smartphone device right now.

Samsung Galaxy S II  Launch events
Samsung Galaxy S II Launch events

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.

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talkingmobi.com

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.

talkingmobi.COM Sumsung s2

talkingmobi.COM Sumsung s2

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.

talkingmobi.com Sumsung s2

talkingmobi.com Sumsung s2

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.

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talkingmobi.com sumsung

The article was first published in SUMSUNG News.