Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung should be launching its premier handset soon, in a huge way.  According to the Korean industry blog Korea IT Times the Galaxy S will be released in 100 countries, all within the same month.  Confirmed by IT Times are Vodafone (UK), Orange (FR), SingTel (SG), Deutsche Telecom (Germany) and "many others."  We're already pretty sure it's coming to AT&T, T-Mobile, and very possibly Sprint and Verizon in the United States.

Ever since we had some hands on time with the Galaxy S and even more time with it at Google I/O we've been itching to call it our own for a week or so and put it through the paces.  Specs look great (1GHz cortex A8 processor, 4-inch SuperAmoled screen, 5 MPx camera, 8/16 GB internal memory, Android 2.1 Eclair), multimedia support looks even better (MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3 and FLAC audio files and MP4, DivX, WMV, H.264 and H.263 video files), and those rumours of the Hummingbird chips graphics processing being 3x the power and speed of the Snapdragon really make this phone one to keep an eye on.  And maybe, we can finally get a chance to see it outside. [IT Times via Unwired View]


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Samsung Galaxy S goes worldwide -- coming to 110 countries


Does this phone have the option for plain android or is it only using a samsung designed skin.

I would love for a powerful plain version of a android phone for AT&T.

Only option for that is the Nexus One for $529 off contract. You would probably never see a phone from any manufacturer that runs stock android. They want to differentiate themselves as much as possible

im kinda skeptical about this one, upgrading from a samsung monment to this? i rather have the EVO for sure cuz its 2.2 and live wallpaper AND HDMI! does it have android 2.2 and live wallpaper?

mmmmm.... Galaxy VS EVO.... but EVO has HDMI and a kickstand... they cant just sell me with It has android 2.2 and live wallpaper which is awesome... but what else?

man i dont know guys i am torn between this and the evo. HTC sometimes messes up. Samsung seems to have something special here. If that processor is that power ful this phone can be FUTURE PROOF!

The hardware looks great, but remember guys, this is Samsung.

The phone will be updated to Android 2.2 6-12 months late, with bugs, and then they will simply drop support.

And your friendly neighbourhood ROM cookers won't be able to help you either because Samsung likes to use "unique" hardware configurations and lock down the hardware -- the radio is encrypted and there are no drivers available for the rest of the pieces (e.g. graphics chip).

I've been burned by Samsung once with the Galaxy, and I know the people who bought the Moment have been burned even worse (they were promised 2.x).
Their phone would have to cure cancer before I'd even consider buying Samsung again.

It's really a pity because they're making some of the best Android hardware out there.