New Samsung Smartphone Has Super Bright Display
Las Vegas - Samsung today announced a new Android smartphone, the Galaxy S, which features a faster processor and a thinner, super-bright display.
A parade of Samsung executives and partners were on hand to unveil the features one by one, including a 1GHz processor for three times the speed of other processors, a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen that’s 80 percent less reflective, yet 20 percent brighter than conventional LED screens, HD video capture, Swype texting technology for 1.5 times faster texting, and a 5 MP camera.
Rather than simply listing the phone’s integrated apps, Samsung staged an artful show at the phone's unveiling event at the CTIA Wireless conference.
The demonstration showed the day in the life of a typical ad agency executive, Ray Dunleavy, who took attendees through a simulated use of the Galaxy S from sun up with its smart alarm that gradually lights up the screen and accompanies it with the twitter of birds to a late night TV session, using the phone as a remote.
Apps are bundled to create full screen "super apps" like the customizable Daily Briefing that can include weather, news and appointments and the Social Hub that integrates email, contacts, Facebook and Twitter.
Navigation is beefed up with Google Maps and Google Goggles, and the Layar Reality Browser from TeleAtlas, which marks points of interest and directs users to a desired location.
Samsung announced content partners Skiff for ebooks, magazines and newspapers with an interface that looks similar to Apple’s iBookstore on the iPad , and Paramount Pictures for built in access to full length movies.
Finally, the Galaxy S offers wireless tethering to a computer so users can use their phones to connect to the Internet. It can also connect wirelessly to other devices such as Samsung digital camera phones and televisions for sharing photos and video.
The Galaxy S will be available Summer 2010. No price or carrier details are yet available.