The multi-core war has reached the smartphone platform as Samsung announces the successor to it’s current flagship phone, Samsung GALAXY S II (GT-I9100). Yes, the Galaxy S II sports a dual core SoC much like LG’s Optimus 2x and features Google Android 2.3, a crisp 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus display, TouchWiz 4.0 UI, lightning-fast HSPA+ connectivity and built-in NFC (Near Field Communication).
Key features of Samsung GALAXY S II:
- Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor
- 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus display @ 480×800 pixels
- Gorilla Glass display
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB/32GB internal storage
- HSDPA 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA
- Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
- GPS w/ aGPS support
- 8MP autofocus camera with LED flash
- 1080p video recording
- 2MP front-facing camera for video calls
- FM Radio Tuner
- Li-Ion 1650mAh battery
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Samsung Hubs – Social Hub Premium, Readers Hub, Game Hub and Music Hub
- Customizable Live Panel to aggregate live Web and mobile apps to the home screen
Samsung claims that the GALAXY S II is the world’s thinnest dual core smartphone (a claim that will be substatianted until dual-core phones from other manufacturers hit the market) as measures 4.9 x 2.6 x 0.3 inches and weighs just 4 ounces. If you note the spec list, you’ll see that the Galaxy S II is equipped with a Gorilla Glass display making it perfect for outdoorsy people who can afford the premium price.
No word yet on release date and pricing for GALAXY S II but it has been confirmed that it will be available in 16GB and 32GB configurations.