Samsung unveils latest smartphone

DUBAI - Samsung Electronics unveiled on Wednesday its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S II.

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Published: Thu 23 Jun 2011, 9:42 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:02 AM

Ashraf Fawakherji, General Manager of Samsung Gulf Electronics Telecommunication Group, said the new phone is a natural and powerful evolution of its predecessor and allows users to design their own smart lives. It uses Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system.

“Galaxy S II smartphone is a revolutionary device that reinforces Samsung’s dedication to innovation and technological excellence,” said Fawakherji. “Combined with a sleek design, powerful performance and advanced applications, the new device provides immersive, intelligent and integrated experiences that enrich people’s lives. The launch of this new super phone aims to boost

Samsung’s leadership position within the smartphone category.”

The phone’s processor delivers fast web browsing, multi-tasking comparable to a PC-like environment, supreme graphics quality and a receptive 3D user interface. It also offers rapid mobile download speeds. The WiFi Direct allows consumers to connect to wireless-enabled PCs and printers without the need for wireless access points.

The Galaxy S II is equipped with an 8MP camera and camcorder with 1080p full HD recording and playback. He said Samsung has collaborated with industry leaders to offer the most relevant enterprise solutions to the Galaxy S II that pays special attention to data and network security.

“These solutions include enhanced conferencing and connectivity services from Cisco, the most comprehensive mobile implementation of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and secure remote device management from Sybase.”

Samsung also introduced Kies Air; an application that allows consumers to manage their smartphone content from their PC via local WiFi connections, download photos taken on the built-in camera, listen to music, check missed calls and send messages in the web browser on their PC. The event also witnessed the launch of the new generation of Samsung Galaxy Tabs, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9, that are the thinnest tablets available in the market today.

—issacjohn@khaleejtimes.com


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