If you are tired of all the Verizon iPhone news over the past few weeks, there is some refreshing news for Android fans.
Samsung has just released a sequel to their popular Galaxy smartphone and has named it Samsung Galaxy S II. I am not too crazy abou the naming but I think it makes it clear that this is an upgrade of the existing popular smartphone.
Galaxy S II comes loaded with Android Gingerbread 2.3. Let’s take a look at few of the specs for this smartphone
- Android 2.3
- 4.3” screen with 480×800 pixel resolution
- Improved version of Super AMOLED with better power management and viewing angle
- 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 2-megapixel front camera
- Record videos at 1080p at 30 frames per second
- Storage – 16 or 32GB with optional 32GB microSD
- HSPA+ speeds upto 21Mbps
- Supports 802.11 a,b,g and n Wi-Fi
- Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled
- Measures 125x66x8 at its thinnest
- Weighs 116 grams
Samsung Galaxy S II will start shipping in some markets in February. There is no word on US launch dates or pricing.
Samsung has also added their branded apps called ‘Hubs’. It is terming them as Readers Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub and Social Hub.
I am keeping an eye on the Android world as well even though I primarily write for our iPhone blog.