Samsung today announced the launch of 'GALAXY S II LTE' and 'GALAXY S II HD LTE' in Korean market, as well as the the Omnia W Windows smartphone.
Samsung Electronics held a Media Day event in Seoul,
hosted by JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications
Business. At the event, Samsung Electronics launched GALAXY S II LTE,
its first LTE smartphone in Korean market.
"Using the advanced technologies it has as the leader of the domestic
smartphone market, Samsung Electronics will enable consumers to enjoy a
truly smart life with the LTE smartphone. The company will continue to
release innovative LTE smart devices in the domestic market, thereby leading
the LTE market", said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile
The GALAXY S II LTE is Samsung Electronics' first LTE smartphone launched in
The portability has been enhanced with a slim design (9.5mm), while offering
powerful smartphone performance, including Android 2.3, the latest version
of the Android platform, 4.5-inch WVGA (800?480) SuperAMOLED Plus, and
1.5GHz dual core AP.
The GALAXY S II LTE supports LTE with transmission five times faster than
Multimedia functions have also been improved including the 8
megapixel camera, 1080p-level full HD video, and TV-OUT function based on
the MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) adapter.
The phone also includes embedded 16GB memory, large battery capacity of 1850mAh, NFC (Near Field Communication), WiFi a/b/g/n support, and Bluetooth 3.0 HS.
Samsung Electronics declared the launch of the Mobile HD era by unveiling
the world's first LTE smartphone with the HD Super AMOLED GALAXY S II HD
With HD (1280X720) resolution, the HD Super AMOLED is the first AMOLED
display to feature 316 pixels per inch (ppi), higher than the standard
300ppi, resulting in substantial improvements in screen sharpness and
The GALAXY S II HD LTE will serve as an 'HD theater in hand' by offering an
optimal environment for watching films, including the large 4.65-inch
screen, screen ratio of 16:9, 110 natural color reproduction, and
180-degree viewing angle.
The phone supports multiple modes including LTE, HSPA (for SKT and KT) and
Rev.A (for LGU), and WCDMA/GSM (roaming), enabling a domestic user to
access the fastest high speed wireless Internet.
The narrow bezel
technology was employed for the front to make the frame of the 4.65-inch
AMOLED display as thin as possible. Emphasis was thus placed on a slim,
refined design. The slim feature (9.5mm) ensures a more comfortable grip.
Other smartphone functions are provided, including a large
battery capacity of 1850mAh, NFC (Near Field Communication), flash support,
8 megapixel camera, WiFi a/b/g/n support, and Bluetooth 3.0 HS.
In related news, Samsung unveiled its latest member of the "Omnia" Family, the Omnia W.
The phone features Qualcomm 1.4 GHz CPU. The screen has shrunk, to 3.7-inches, though it does pack a respectable 800x480 resolution. The phone's memory is also a bit low at 512 MB. The phone packs a 5 MP camera and adds the microSD slot the Omnia 7 lacked.
One interesting feature should be the addition of near field communications.
The Omnia W will be commercially available starting in Italy from end-October and gradually rolled to globally including Europe, CIS, Latin America, Africa, South East and South West Asia.
Samsung also today announced that the Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100) has achieved 10 million global channel sales, doubling from five million in just eight weeks.