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The new screen has a wider viewing angle and increased visibility in outdoor environments

With the new phone, Samsung has introduced the Live Panel, a service that aggregates live Web and application contents to a single customisable home-screen

Adorning the front face of the Galaxy S II is Samsung’s new Super AMOLED Plus screen, offering the best in quality, colour gamut, contrast ratio and edge sharpness that the company can provide

Samsung’s latest Voice Solution will recognise voice and convert it to text and vice versa and can also be used for a number of functions including, but not limited to, opening apps, controlling messaging, social media, email and calling

A significant reduction in power consumption from the Super AMOLED Plus display means it is more energy-efficient than other comparablysized devices, allowing Samsung to minimise device weight With the use of Kies air, consumers can manage their smartphone contents from their PC via local Wi-Fi connections, including downloading photos, listening to music, checking missed calls and sending messages in the Web browser on their PC Using Real-Stripe screen technology (Real-Stripe screens have 12 elements per pixel, compared to eight sub-pixels available per pixel in the current Super AMOLED screens using PenTile technology) the Super AMOLED Plus is capable of producing images that look clearer and more detailed than was ever possible before using standard Super AMOLED screens

Tech Specs

A new customised Voice Translation application makes the Galaxy S II the perfect travel companion, translating voice or text into – and from – a range of languages: simply speak a word or phrase into the handset and it will instantly translate it, with audio and text output

The Samsung Galaxy S II has been equipped with an 8MP, high-profile camera and camcorder with 1,080p full HD recording and playback

Samsung Galaxy S II

Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread Processor

Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9


480x800 pixels, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours


8MP Camera AF with LED Flash; Front 2MP Camera


Bluetooth v3.0 + HS, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC Connectivity (Optional), DLNA


16/32GB with microSD support


125.3x66.1x8.49mm, 116g




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TECH Issue 12  

Immersive Gaming, April 2011

TECH Issue 12  

Immersive Gaming, April 2011