Samsung unveiled the i9100 or Galaxy S II smartphone as well as the new Galaxy Pad II tablet at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona in Barcalona.
The Galaxy S II (i9100) comes with a 1.2GHz Dual Core Snapdragon CPU (Qualcomm 8260), a 4.27" 800 x 480 (WVGA) super AMOLED plus screen, a 8Mpix Camera with AF and Touch Focus on the back and a 2Mpix one on the front, 512MB of RAM and 16GB of Internal Memory, AGPS, Digital Compact, Gyrometer, Accelerometer, Proximity Senor and Ambient Light Sensor.
For wireless communications, the Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 3.0 can be quite handy. The Galaxy S 2 will also support HSPA+ .
The smartphone comes with Full HD video recoding at 30fps as well as Video Zoom and support MP4, 3GP, DivX, XviD and Streaming video.
The device weighs 116g and it measures at a mere 8.49mm.
Samsung has also introduced a new range of enterprise mobility solutions, expanding the business capabilities of the Samsung GALAXY S II. These solutions include enhanced conferencing and connectivity services from Cisco, a comprehensive mobile implementation of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and secure remote device management from Sybase.
Samsung has selected the Samsung GALAXY S II as its premium mobile product with which to launch Samsung Hubs ? integrated mobile applications. With Samsung Hubs, the Samsung GALAXY S II delivers catalogues of books and magazines, music, advanced mobile games and control of your online social life, all from a single device.
- Social Hub Premium: Users can talk to whoever they want, however they want, all from one place ? their contact's list. Communication history, IM status, and updates from social networking sites are all readily available. From here, users can access all types of messages (push e-mail, text, VM and SNS) and respond directly without resorting to individual applications.
- Readers Hub: Carry a library of books, magazines and newspapers on-the-go. Through strategic partnerships, Samsung Readers Hub provides over 2.2 million books and novels, 2,000 global and local newspapers in 49 languages and 2,300 popular magazines in 22 languages.
- Game Hub: Download and play mobile games. Featuring a 3-axis gyroscopic sensor, the Samsung GALAXY S II unleashes a world of gaming possibilities. Try for free and download premium titles from Samsung's partners like Gameloft, or 'enjoy Social Network Games (SNG) powered by mobage including ngmoco's We Rule and We City'.
- Music Hub: Make Samsung GALAXY S II a personal music manager and access over 12 million tracks from 7digital.
New for the Samsung GALAXY S II, Samsung has introduced Live Panel, a service that aggregates live web and application contents to a single customizable home-screen. Users can design the lay-out of their own Live Panel, online services and mobile apps to appear on-screen. SNS feeds, information and many more applications can all be embedded and accessed instantly through the magazine-like layout.
With the enhanced voice technology on the Samsung GALAXY S II, Users will be able to do more with less. From opening the app to controlling the messaging, social media, email and calling, Samsung Voice Solution will recognizes voice and convert it to text and vice versa. Customized Voice Translation application makes the Samsung GALAXY S II the perfect travel companion, translating voice or text into - and from - a range of languages: simply speak a word or phrase into the handset and it will instantly translate it, with audio and text output.
For swift and simple device management, Samsung has introduced Kies Air. With Kies air, users can manage their smartphone contents from their PC, via local WiFi connections. download photos taken on the built-in camera, listen to music, check missed calls and send messages in the web browser on their PC. For added connectivity, WiFi Direct allows Users to connect to wireless-enabled PCs and printers without the need for wireless access points. According to market requirement, the GALAXY S II is able to incorporate Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to support emerging mobile payment service and other services with mobile operators.
The new Galaxy Pad II (Model: P7100) is a tablet powered by the Android 3.0 OS, the it comes with an dual-core 1GHz CPU, a 10.1" Super AMOLED Plus display with a 1280x800 resolution - larger than the company's seven-inch Galaxy Tab . The device also includes an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera with HD Video recoding capabilities. The tablet will also pack dual surround sound speakers. The tablet measures 246 x 170 x 10 millimeters and weighs 599 grams, according to a company statement. Connectivity options include HSPA+ 21Mbps, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.
Samsung's second tablet computer featues a bigger screen and more processing power than the original Galaxy Tab and it is seen as the only real rival to Apple's iPad.