Jun 01 AT 1:33 PM Nick Gray 16 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S being prepped to launch in 110 countries

There’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S is one of the most exciting Android phones expected to launch this summer.  We recently had the chance to play around with 1GHz powered Android 2.1 handset at Google I/O a few weeks back and can confidently say that it will hold its own with the HTC Desire or even the EVO 4G.

Today we have learned that Samsung is getting ready to launch the Galaxy S, simultaneously releasing it in 110 different countries.   We have seen Android handsets from other OEMs launch across Europe and Asia over the course of a few weeks, but to our knowledge the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S in 110 countries will be the largest global handset launch in history.  There are rumors that the Galaxy S could be heading to T-Mobile USA or could show up on AT&T as the SGH-i897.

The exact launch date for the Samsung galaxy s is still unknown, but many are speculating that it will hit store shelves before the end of June.

Via: AndroidOS.in

Source: Korea IT Times

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Mo

    The Behold was promised an OS upgrade, but Samsung failed to deliver on that. Users are still stuck on 1.5. Give me a written, ironclad guarantee that the Galaxy S will be upgraded over what ever version Android it’s shipping with (probably 2.1), and I’ll snatch this up on launch day. That and flash for the camera.

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      what about SGS price?

  • Nick Gray

    I’m sure Behold 2 users are a bit mad that they are still stuck on Android 1.5, but keep in mind that samsung was the first to update one of their handsets (Galaxy Spica) from 1.5 to 2.1 and just recently rolled out 2.1 ot the Sprint Samsung Moment. As long as the hardware is able to support the update and there are enough users out there withthe phone, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t see Froyo on the Galaxy S a few months after launch.

  • http://Website dethduck

    I wonder if the shortage of AMOLED screens made by Samsung for the Incredible was caused by the overproduction of the Galaxy S that would be needed for such a widespread simultaneous launch. They probably converted many of the regular AMOLED manufacturing lines over to the Super-AMOLED for the Galaxy S.

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      galaxy s is super amoled incredible is amoled. super amoled is incredible in the sunlight.

      • http://Website dethduck

        Both are made by samsung.

  • http://Website mkrmec

    I barf on this phone… It’s a good hardware phone but Samsung will surely frack it up with no major upgrades

  • http://Website mmaxxsooner

    2 Words for you that will insure failure on this handset. Touch and wiz. Good luck with that crap. And if I here someone say “But its touch wiz 3″ ill ralph on his shoes.

  • http://Website spary

    Might be june release (http://briefmobile.com/samsung-galaxy-s-release-set-for-june). it IS better than touch wiz original… I like the Daily Briefing app a lot. I’m sure you can root and bring it to stock android.

  • http://Website ObsceneJesster

    @mmaxxsooner….GSM Arena’s review states that once you use the new Touchwiz UI you will never want to use anything else. They also state that this is the most powerful Android device available and the Nexus One and HTC Desire are not up to the Galaxy S standard. Heres the review. http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9000_galaxy_s-review-478.php

  • chris0101

    Any idea how good battery life is on this phone? That and the speed of updates is make or break in my opinion on this phone.

    There’s a rumour that the 1 Ghz chip on this phone is very similar to the Apple A4.

  • http://Website ObsceneJesster

    @Chris….It is not a rumor that this phones chip compares to the A4, it is a FACT. It is a ARM Cortex A8 w/ a Hummingbird Chipset.

    The batter is a Li-Ion 1500 mAh that has a standby time of 750 hours and a talk time of 13.5 hours.

    I do not know the speed of which the updates will be but I would be willing to bet even Samsung will not leave this monster running with 2.1. This is going to be a world phone in more than 115 country’s. It will be Samsung’s flagship phone which means it will get top priority.

    Here is a in depth review stating that this phone is at the top of the Android food chain and that the Nexus One and HTC Desire do not live up to the Galaxy S standard.

    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9000_galaxy_s-review-478.php

  • http://Website KevinMemphis

    Don’t even think about it. Yeah, the specs look great, but it’s still a Samsung with no promised updates and a two year contract. Samsung is not commited to the Android platform, they are commited to something called Bada, their new proprietary smartphone OS. Just say no.

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      android phones is better than anything

  • http://www.squidoo.com/sony-ericsson-xperia-arc-x12- Sony ericsson xperia arc x12

    Any idea how good battery life is on this phone? That and the speed of updates is make or break in my opinion on this phone.

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      better you check samsung Dual core android phones its better than sgs I

  1. MoGuest 5 years ago

    The Behold was promised an OS upgrade, but Samsung failed to deliver on that. Users are still stuck on 1.5. Give me a written, ironclad guarantee that the Galaxy S will be upgraded over what ever version Android it’s shipping with (probably 2.1), and I’ll snatch this up on launch day. That and flash for the camera.

    • About android phonesGuest 4 years ago

      what about SGS price?

  2. I’m sure Behold 2 users are a bit mad that they are still stuck on Android 1.5, but keep in mind that samsung was the first to update one of their handsets (Galaxy Spica) from 1.5 to 2.1 and just recently rolled out 2.1 ot the Sprint Samsung Moment. As long as the hardware is able to support the update and there are enough users out there withthe phone, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t see Froyo on the Galaxy S a few months after launch.

  3. dethduckGuest 5 years ago

    I wonder if the shortage of AMOLED screens made by Samsung for the Incredible was caused by the overproduction of the Galaxy S that would be needed for such a widespread simultaneous launch. They probably converted many of the regular AMOLED manufacturing lines over to the Super-AMOLED for the Galaxy S.

    • steveGuest 5 years ago

      galaxy s is super amoled incredible is amoled. super amoled is incredible in the sunlight.

  4. mkrmecGuest 5 years ago

    I barf on this phone… It’s a good hardware phone but Samsung will surely frack it up with no major upgrades

  5. mmaxxsoonerGuest 5 years ago

    2 Words for you that will insure failure on this handset. Touch and wiz. Good luck with that crap. And if I here someone say “But its touch wiz 3″ ill ralph on his shoes.

  6. sparyGuest 5 years ago

    Might be june release (http://briefmobile.com/samsung-galaxy-s-release-set-for-june). it IS better than touch wiz original… I like the Daily Briefing app a lot. I’m sure you can root and bring it to stock android.

  7. ObsceneJessterGuest 5 years ago

    @mmaxxsooner….GSM Arena’s review states that once you use the new Touchwiz UI you will never want to use anything else. They also state that this is the most powerful Android device available and the Nexus One and HTC Desire are not up to the Galaxy S standard. Heres the review. http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9000_galaxy_s-review-478.php

  8. Any idea how good battery life is on this phone? That and the speed of updates is make or break in my opinion on this phone.

    There’s a rumour that the 1 Ghz chip on this phone is very similar to the Apple A4.

  9. ObsceneJessterGuest 5 years ago

    @Chris….It is not a rumor that this phones chip compares to the A4, it is a FACT. It is a ARM Cortex A8 w/ a Hummingbird Chipset.

    The batter is a Li-Ion 1500 mAh that has a standby time of 750 hours and a talk time of 13.5 hours.

    I do not know the speed of which the updates will be but I would be willing to bet even Samsung will not leave this monster running with 2.1. This is going to be a world phone in more than 115 country’s. It will be Samsung’s flagship phone which means it will get top priority.

    Here is a in depth review stating that this phone is at the top of the Android food chain and that the Nexus One and HTC Desire do not live up to the Galaxy S standard.

    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9000_galaxy_s-review-478.php

  10. KevinMemphisGuest 5 years ago

    Don’t even think about it. Yeah, the specs look great, but it’s still a Samsung with no promised updates and a two year contract. Samsung is not commited to the Android platform, they are commited to something called Bada, their new proprietary smartphone OS. Just say no.

    • What is android phonesGuest 4 years ago

      android phones is better than anything

  11. Sony ericsson xperia arc x12Guest 4 years ago

    Any idea how good battery life is on this phone? That and the speed of updates is make or break in my opinion on this phone.

    • Dual core android phonesGuest 4 years ago

      better you check samsung Dual core android phones its better than sgs I