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Samsung Announces Galaxy S Android-Powered Smartphone

Samsung Announces Galaxy S Android-Powered Smartphone

Samsung is hoping to make your life "more convenient, more exciting, and more integrated," with its new Galaxy S smartphone. This smartphone runs on the latest version of Android, offers a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, and has a 1GHz processor. The Galaxy S will be coming to Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Asia soon. Although the phone hasn't been formally announced for a US carrier, since this is a GSM phone, AT&T and T-Mobile are the most likely candidates.

Samsung Welcomes You to the “Smart Life” with the Global Launch of the Galaxy S

Powered by 4-Inch Super AMOLED and the Latest Version of Android™, Galaxy S Brings Rich Technology and Enhanced Mobile Experience

LAS VEGAS-- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today introduced the Galaxy S (Model: GT-I9000), a smart phone that makes users’ lives more convenient, more exciting, and more integrated. JK Shin, president and head of Samsung Electronics’ Mobile Communications Business announced the global launch of the Galaxy S at his keynote speech at the International CTIA Wireless 2010. The Galaxy S will be available in Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Asia soon.

“The Galaxy S is the perfect device for people in all corners of the world who want that extra edge; to be more effective, productive, better connected, and in tune with their smart life – both personal and professional – all in a very easy and simple way.”

The Android-powered Galaxy S incorporates a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and a 1 GHz application processor that enables vibrant HD videos, rich augmented reality content through Layar Reality Browser, and advanced LBS (Location Based Services). The ‘Social Hub’ provides always-on social networks connectivity allowing users to enjoy communications with their friends, colleagues, and families whenever they want and wherever they are.

The Galaxy S is designed to provide immersive, intelligent and integrated experiences, with the power to enrich people’s lives through best-in-class services and technologies. The Galaxy S will allow users around the world to experience the “Smart Life,” which Samsung anticipates will shift the way that consumers view smart phones and how they interact with them in their daily lives.

The Galaxy S immerses users in a world of rich multimedia. The large 4-inch Super AMOLED display delivers unrivalled screen quality, with less reflection, free viewing angles and super-fast touch-response. The mDNIe (mobile Digital Natural Image engine) – a technology used in Samsung’s best-selling LCD and LED TVs – boosts an even sharper and crisper viewing experience for photos, videos, and e-books. It creates a perfect environment to record, edit and play HD video, to browse the Internet, and to read your favorite e-books. A variety of applications from Android Market™ allows users to even more extend the benefits and excitement of smart phone experience. Plus, users have access to Google™ mobile services, such as Google Search™, Gmail™, and Google Maps™.

Living a “Smart Life” requires intelligence, and the Galaxy S delivers just that by utilizing personal preferences to gather information online that each user needs and wants. With a user-defined daily briefing, lightning-fast processing speeds and location-based search options like Layar Reality Browser – the Galaxy S gives users the information they need wherever and whenever needed. The Galaxy S represents the next level of intelligence in smart phones.

The Galaxy S integrates every aspect of life in a smart and sophisticated way. In addition to wireless integration with a variety of other devices, such as notebooks, TVs and cameras, the highly advanced Social Hub plugs users quickly and conveniently into their complete world of social networking and email.

“The Android-powered Galaxy S will set a new standard for smart phones,” said JK Shin, president and head of Mobile Communications Business. “The Galaxy S is the perfect device for people in all corners of the world who want that extra edge; to be more effective, productive, better connected, and in tune with their smart life – both personal and professional – all in a very easy and simple way.”

Other Key Features
  • Daily Briefing: Offers instant access to weather, news, stocks, and the scheduler.
  • All Share: Enables inter-device connectivity via DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology.
  • Home Cradle: Enables use as a digital photo frame, table clock, calendar, and music station.
  • Write and go: Jot down an idea first and later decide on a format such as SMS/ MMS, email, calendar or memo.
  • Swype: Provides fast and easy way to input text on screen while on-the-move.
  • ThinkFree: Apps to view and edit Microsoft Office 2007 documents.
  • Smart Alarm: Wakes up with a natural alarm sound and automatically turned-on display light.

Galaxy S (I9000) Product Specifications


2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps) : 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz


Android 2.1


4.0” WVGA SUPER AMOLED (800x480) with mDNIe


5.0 mega-pixel Camera + VGA Video Telephony Camera, Auto Focus, Self shot, Action shot, Add me, Stop motion, Cartoon shot, Smile shot, Panorama shot


HD(720p@30fps) video playing & recording

Codec: mpeg4, H.264, H.263, H263Sorenson, DivX HD/ XviD, VC-1

Format: 3gp (mp4), WMV (asf), AVI (divx), MKV, FLV



Value-added Features

Integrated Messaging ‘Social Hub’
Android Market for more applications and contents
Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser
1 GHz Application Processor
SMS/ MMS/ Email/ Video Messaging/ Exchange ActiveSync
Sensor: Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Light
Offline & No SIM Mode, Voice Command, RSS Reader, Mobile Widgets, Smart Security


Bluetooth technology v 3.0

USB v2.0 (High-Speed)

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n


16GB / 8GB, external memory slot (up to 32GB)


64.2 x 122.4 x 9.9mm, 118g


1500 mAh

* Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

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This is one I will definitely keep my eye on. I like the rounded edges it appears to have a I-phone look to it. In my opinion Samsung makes the best TV so I am sure this Super OMOLED screen looks gorgeous. Also I see it does 720p video at 30 FPS using fraps lol I made that up, but that should be enough for smooth playback. I currently own the Samsung Impression which was supposed to be the first phone Samsung came out with that offered the OLED screen it's a nice phone but not of this caliber.

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I'm with you on this. I'm going to be getting a new phone/carrier in a little over a month and have been debating on what I want. I'm anti-Apple, so iPhone is out of the question sadly. Nexus One doesn't look as sharp as I'd like, but this thing looks to be a pretty solid phone and I really like the way it looks.

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Is it just me or does this particular Samsung phone look a lot like the prototype Windows Phone 7 Samsung phone from Microsoft's MIX10 show the other week.

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This is great news for me! I am a long-time user of Samsung cells and I was wondering when they'd come out with a smartphone w/ Android. Love the looks of it and it appears to be feature rich. Nice indeed!

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And the WINNER for "looking most like an IPhone goes to!!"

I must admit this is a really nice looking phone! It seem to have good features. This is a whole lot more appealing than the Kyocera. This one wins for looking most like an IPhone!! I mean wow, it really does. All those key features really does makes it drool worthy. I wonder how this one will play out in the carrier wars?

I am not really Anti-Apple. I am just Anti-paying for the prices of an Apple. I grew up with every one of them until the Macintosh. The only problem with this one is that I am really Anti-Samsung!! I know they have been successful in their marketing campaigns, and getting out very cheap products to the masses. Just because products are disposable, doesn't really make me rush out to get them. I guess I am more Green than I thought. This phone may be a very solid phone, Maybe if it was free with a sprint upgrade...maybe. Yet I will still probably go with an IPhone before a Samsung.

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animatortom, you do realise that you are saying things that make no sense what so ever. You're most likely on the interwebs posting that comment using something Samsung made.  Not your phone machine, but lots of bits and parts of it. You are also trying to decide which Samsung phone to buy, the one with Apple branding or the one with Samsung branding. Ok, the iPhone is not totally Samsung but a very large chunk of the innurds are Samsung.

So if you are "really Anti-Samsung" then just quit buying tech devices without exhaustively researching their component list. That is, if you can even get a complete list. Samsung is the leading producer of a great many tech items that make up bits and pieces of all those fancy tech toys everyone loves. Hell, buy a Sony LCD and you're basicly buying a Samsung with Sony name/tax added on.

[I know I am exagerating on a few bits and parts, but for example Samsungdoes make the LCDs and a lot of the electronic bits and pieces in Sony TVs]

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