The next evolution of the Galaxy S series is only 17 days away and details are scarce, but I think I have a pretty good idea of where Samsung is taking their flagship smartphones. Motorola showed us the future of mobile computing at CES with their innovative Atrix 4G and now it looks like Samsung will follow in their footsteps.
I believe that Samsung will reveal the Galaxy S 2 is powered by the dual-core Tegra 2 processor, comes with 1 GB of RAM, features a higher-than-normal resolution display, and will support a variety of dumb-docks that change the way you interact with the device. Almost exactly like what we saw from Motorola.
Samsung just announced the Galaxy S Hoppin for the Korean market, with the key feature being a special multimedia dock that transforms the phone into a set-top box and connects to personal computers, tablet PCs and TVs. The hardware is similar to Motorola’s HD dock, but Samsung’s remote control looks to one-up it with a Boxee Box styled keyboard on the reverse side.
If Samsung already has this dock in production, imagine the surprises that are coming at Mobile World Congress. It wouldn’t shock me at all to see Samsung whip-out a full-sized laptop dock (similar to Motorola’s), but with even more enhancements like a built in web-cam or full touch screen.
Smartphones with dumb-docks really is the future of Android (at least for the next couple of years). I’m not saying the Galaxy S 2 will be the magical product that converges Android, Chrome OS, and Google TV on a single device that fits in your pocket, but I wouldn’t put anything past Samsung right now. The technology already exists to make it happen and who better than Samsung to pull it off?
The Korea Herald reports that Samsung’s strategy is to “tap into the growing demand for the seamless exchange of content on different devices, including smartphones, personal computers, tablet PCs and TVs.” What could be more seamless than having a single smartphone that is the brains of all those different devices?
What do you think Samsung is planning for the Galaxy S 2?