Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Mobile president J.K. Shin at this morning's keynote just announced the Samsung Galaxy S, a monster 4-inch Super AMOLED Android phone.

The phone has three main pillars in its inception: Screen, speed and content.

For screen, it ha the new Super AMOLED technology that Samsung unveiled back at Mobile World Congress, which in addition to bringing the brightest screen available, it brings a 20 percent increase in battery life, Shin said.

On the processor side, it features a 1GHz chip -- the new standard for Samsung, Shin said -- bringing better graphics, multitasking and video.

But really, Shin said, it all boils down to content. The greatest screen in the world means nothing if you don't have content for it. And in that end, full-length movies and TV shows are optimized for the device. Also coming are books, newspapers and magazines. You want content? You got content.

We're headed over to get a closer look. Stay tuned.

 

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Samsung announces Android Galaxy S, with 4-inch Super AMOLED screen

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This device is almost the exact same looking as the iPhone, right down to the GUI that's displayed on the big screen. Lol, that is awesome.

I agree... looks great but I don't like the UI on this... why didnt google builded the N1 on this baby??? lol

It seems to me that it's just taking away the uniqueness of the iPhone's physical appearance, which is actually not a terribly bad approach. The iPhone has a fairly distinct look- when you see a phone shaped like it, it's an automatic, "That's an iPhone." Take away that physical uniqueness and you bring Apple back down to just another phone- again, strictly speaking appearance here.

Not a tactic I'd use, but it isn't really that bad of an idea to take a unique looking device and make it into, "just another phone."

this looks exactly like an iphone....luckily i happen to like how the iphone looks but just hate the UI sooo did they announce a carrier for this baby yet?

My friend and I IM'd each other at the same moment this flashed on the screen. Shameless copy of the dated iPhone design--both physical body and ecosystem/icon layout.

The Samsung presenter was terrible. Perhaps I should give some allowance for language and differences in style, but his attempt at hype was completely obliterated when they displayed the device.

Seems enticing, but after having an Instinct for a year and being let down the entire time, just to have the touch screen stop responding after 1 yr and 1 day, I'll never get another Samsung Phone. It's sad that the 6 yr old dumbphone I'm now using is more enjoyable than the Instinct was, lol.

Yah I'm not a fan of Samsung after a similar experience with a prior phone. The specs on the new smartphone look good but I'm leery of either the quality or that they will overload the device with blur-type software on top. I've considered the Instinct for my wife on verizon since she doesn't want the data plan. Maybe I'm better off getting an LG with keyboard and just paying the lowest data fee.

I got rid of my 3GS and went to the Nexus One because I couldnt stand the Apple stranglehold and all the proprietary crap. I would actually kill for a "Iphone running Android", but I can guarantee that coming from Samsung, the build quality will be nothing like an Iphone. It will be made of cardboard and plastic with a cellophane screen like the "In-stink".

While Samsung's phones are pretty solid in terms of hardware, they never put any effort on software part, making the whole phone nearly useless. Same goes to UI. So-called new TouchWiz interface is nothing more than just a copycat of others.

Don't they have any shame?

I just saw a picture of the Galaxy on Twitter. It's a big fella, but it, again, just looks like a oversized iPhone. From the looks of it, I'm not feeling the UI. I am reserving complete judgment because not everything conveys online.