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Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone review

At less than 8.5 mm, the Galaxy S II will redefine thin for smartphones.

Samsung is poised to release the next phase of their popular Galaxy S line of phones. Building off the success of its current line, Samsung’s S II will continue on with its patented SuperAMOLED screens with brilliant color and incredible viewing – even in sunlight. A new, customizable user interface called Live Panel will organize emails, videos, photos, notes and more into a magazine-like layout. The phones also will feature upgraded Wi-Fi capabilities, supporting the HSPA+ standard at 21 Mbps. The web browser has been upgraded, with integrated, optimized searching and a eBook library called Readers Hub will also be included on each of the new models. Samsung phones have always had the capability of sharing with everything, including your home DVR. The S-IIs will continue that tradition.

Perhaps the best features, however are in the construction and design. At less than 8.5 mm, the Galaxy S II will redefine thin for smartphones. Partnering with Corning, the phone will resist scratches and dents with its Gorilla Glass exterior. It’s powered by a 1.2GHz ARMv7 dual-core processor, with software that throttles it down when idle to conserve battery power. This phone is already being called one of the most powerful devices on the market.

These phones are already on the market in Europe and Asia. Look for them coming here, likely on Verizon and AT&T late this month or early September, if negotiations hold true.

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