Samsung Galaxy S Smartphone Hands-On With Video

Last night at the Digital Experience event in New York City, we got the chance to get some hands-on time with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S. If you're unfamiliar with the Galaxy S, it is an Android-based smartphone, that features a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, a 4" multi-touch Super AMOLED screen, and a 5MP camera with 720P HD recording capabilities.

HSUPA 900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS 850/ 900/1800/1900

1GHz CPU Speed

Battery (Standard) Li-pol, 1,500mAh
Talk time : 2G/ 769 minutes, 3G/ 391 minutes
Standby : 2G/ 750 hours, 3G/ 625 hours

64.2 X 122.4 X 9.9 mm (119g)

4.0” WVGA(480x800) 16M SUPER AMOLED
mDNIe(Mobile Digital Natural Image engine)

Samsung Android 2.1 (Eclair)
Samsung Apps / Android Market
Various applications downloadable

Social Hub
Integrates SNS, email, and calendar accounts

Android Samsung UI
Multiple Homescreens
Hybrid Widgets

Android Browser
Flash Lite 3.1, RSS reader
5.0 Megapixel AF camera
Self Shot, Action Shot, Add me, Cartoon Shot, Smile Shot

HD Video Player & Recorder (1280 x 720) @ 30fps
codec: DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, VC-1
format: 3gp(mp4), AVI(divx), MKV, FLV, H.263Sorenson

Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack

16GB/8GB+ MicroSD(Up to 32GB)

Multi-touch zoom

Light sensor
Accelerometer sensor
Proximity Sensor
Digital Compass

Additional Features
Layar Reality Browser powered by Tele Atlas
Swype, Write & Go
ThinkFree, Aldiko e-book

As the video will show, the Samsung Galaxy S seems to offer strong performance, with fluid animations and quick reactions to rotation and touch gestures. What the video doesn't convey is the "feel" of the device. The Galaxy S is relatively tall, thanks to its large screen, but it is nice and thin, and easy to hold. The phone feels very solid and sturdy.

The Samsung Galaxy S

The most striking feature has to be the Galaxy S' Super AMOLED screen. It offered excellent brightness and vivid colors, and phenomenal viewing angles--you could literally turn the phone just about 90 degrees and still see everything clearly.

We're hoping to have a full review of the Samsung Galaxy S posted in the not too distant future.