So, Samsung used Europe’s big mobile trade show, Mobile World Congress, as the launch pad for the Samsung Wave and now they have used CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas to show the world another incredible mobile phone, the I9000 Galaxy S! If you thought the Wave was the best Samsung could do, just wait until you see this…
This is the spec sheet as we currently know it:
- A huge 4″ Super AMOLED toushcreen with WVGA resolution.
- Google Android v2.1 with Samsung’s own modifications.
- A 5 megapixel, autofocus camera with 720p/30fps video.
- 3G and Wi-Fi.
- Assisted GPS.
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Available in both 8GB and 16GB versions.
This is just the start of the goodies residing inside the Galaxy S, as it will include the Layar Augmented Reality browser, the Swype – where you don’t need to lift your finger from the screen to register key presses – keyboard mechanism, their social networking aggregate program known as Social Hub and also complete DNLA connectivity.
The 4″ screen incorporates a mobile version of Samsung’s Digital Natural Image engine (mDNIe) to improve the quality even further, plus with DivX/XviD support as standard, playing HD video will be a breeze. All this will be wrapped up in a slim 9.9″ body, rather reminiscent of the iPhone in terms of design.
Samsung have also mentioned some fun new features such as a Home Cradle to support the phone, turning it into a digital photo frame or a clock, a Daily Briefing option to give instant access to weather and financial news and finally, a Smart Alarm system which promises to wake you with a natural alarm sound and a gradually brightening display.
Keen Samsung watchers will note that the above specification, aside from the 4″ screen, is almost identical to the Wave, right down to the 1GHz processor running the show. The announcement was made during Samsung’s keynote speech at CTIA, with the news that the phone would be available worldwide some time later this year.
Expect full details in an official announcement next month.