Feb 01 AT 1:11 AM Taylor Wimberly 39 Comments

Something big is coming, new Samsung teaser reveals live broadcast of Galaxy S II announcement on Feb. 13th

The true successor to the Samsung Galaxy S will finally be unveiled in just 12 days at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Samsung has already been promoting the event and now they just updated their Unpacked site with a set of new teaser videos and even more clues.

We will be at MWC to get some hands-on time with the new devices, but you can watch a live broadcast of the event from the comfort of your home. Samsung Mobile will provide an exclusive feed of the Unpacked event on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/samsungmobileglobal).

Financial publication Barron’s already reported that Samsung placed a large order with NVIDIA for their Tegra 2 processors, but little is known about the remaining specs. We assume the Galaxy S II will feature Samsung’s new Super AMOLED Plus displays, which should make the device super slim. In the teaser videos below you can see the outline of a phone that looks razor thin.

I wish I could tell you that we know what Samsung will announce, but anything is possible at this point. It already sounds like they might have the best devices appearing at MWC, but only time will tell.

Do you think Samsung will blow us all away with “something big”? Or will their track record with software updates loom over their announcement? If you are one of those people concerned about Samsung’s software updates, what actions can the company do to regain your trust?

Source: Samsung Unpacked

Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One as his daily devices. Ask him a question on Twitter or Google+ and he is likely to respond. | Ethics statement

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  • http://Website famamasta

    I just hope this device gives birth to a Nexus S-2 soon, a very much needed refresh to be done by spring considering the old tech powering the Nexus S.

    • http://Website mkrmec

      Like you actually need anything faster than Nexus S…

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    I’m honestly excited about it. Let’s hope software updates can run smoothly & threw carriers on a timely basis. They need to have that planned on the jump.

  • http://Website Tony

    I’m excited about the rumored 1280×800 super amoled display myself! As long as the bootloader isnt locked i can update my software as i please :)

    • http://Website ANNNDYYY

      I don’t think 1280X800 isn’t coming

      Instead of increasing number of pixels by 50% they increased the sub pixel by 50% thus the Super Amoled Plus

      • http://Website Kye

        Ive not even heard about any kind of 1280×800 / 720p screens in production at the 4 or 4.5″ size. The only thing I heard was that samsung are making some 4.5″ screens at the usual 800×450 size.

        Cant see the point in that myself. There’s no real value in going above 4.3 if you aint gonna bump the res.

        Please supply a link if you know something we don’t about screen production.

  • http://google CK

    if you pause it you can see it in the first video

    • http://google CK

      @ 12 sec

    • http://Website nico

      yes, the back :(

  • http://Website Dan

    I saw it in the reflection of the glass when the lady in the white is holding it :) 13 seconds in

  • http://Website shaundizzle

    To regain my trust, as an epic 4g owner, they’d either have to update me straight to gingerbread or replace my epic with a Galaxy S 2 running gingerbread

  • http://Website ANNNDYYY

    Samsung better go with EXT4 for Galaxy S2 this time.

    That RFS stuff is just a mess.

  • http://Website ablkida

    Why do people still get excited over Samsung phones? You know another let down is coming. Call me a hater, but I experience it with Behold 2 and called it on the Galaxy S.

    • http://Website Eric

      Yeah, I got burned on the Galaxy S, so now I’ll end up being the “hater” calling it on the new samsung phones till the prove me wrong.

  • http://Website Richard

    Come on people… LET’S KEEP IT REAL… What can samsung possibly have coming out that can be BETTER THAN THE LG OPTIMUS 2X OR OPTIMUS 3D SMARTPHONE… There current NEXUS S WAS NO BIG DEAL.. And there current devices are all stuck on OUTDATED SOFTWARE AND THE SAD PART OF THIS IS THEY LAUNCHED WITH OLD SOFTWARE IN 2010… I Feel the time has come to close the book on any current or future samsung products everyone should spare themself the headache in 2011….. Look around you have to know that HTC AND LG AS WELL AS MOTOROLA has them beat. Great to be an htc Evo owners cause the upcoming Htc Evo 2 4g with BLOW THIS DEVICE OUT THE WATER

    • http://Website nico

      i think that too (just nfc and super amoled is better… that all)

    • http://Website Eric

      I have no doubt that samsung is capable of topping the 2X (which is not that special of a dual core). If samsung has a 4″ S-AMOLED+ with Tegra 2 and perhaps 768mb/1Gb of ram running either froyo or gingerbread, then hardware wise, I’d call that a win over the 2X, and the 3D is a love it or hate it thing, so for many people it would be better than that as well.

      The thing where samsung will fail is software. I actually like Touchwiz (minus the launcher), but the updates are killer.

  • http://Website DK

    They seem to have impressive devices, but they blow it when it comes to support. Samsungs like the track star thats good in the 100m sprint, but comes in last running the mile.. if that makes any sense lol

  • http://Website martin

    oh my fuck, that looks thin and awesome. i dont care about updates because cyanogen mod has our backs! at this point it looks like the thing it has over the htc and LG phones is thickness, this looks like its gonna be retarded thin.

    i really like how this is the video is “censored” but will probably be released with the actual device in it. i guess im in the minority here, but im excited for this device!

    • http://Website Eric

      “because cyanogen has our backs”

      The current Galaxy S is cyanogenless fwiw.

      • http://Website CactusCat

        Yes Eric, the Galaxy S is cyanogenless but my Vibrant is Bionix V enabled. So lets just say that TeamWhiskey has your back then….

  • http://www.404techsupport.com Jason H

    I won’t be excited about a Samsung product again until they learn to get Android updates out the door in a timely fashion.

  • http://Website trini

    Jason h you do realise that Samsung updated the rest of the world except America due to the fact that American carriers bloatware delayed the update!

    • http://Website DroidOwnr

      Trini – so what? They proved they can update the phone in other countries but can’t work with American carriers? I understand they have a lot to do with the Samsung Galaxy S not getting updated. My OG Droid got 2.2 months ago. I don’t believe that the carriers were 100% responsible for the delay in the update. I wish Samsung, Motorolla, LG, HTC, you name it, would just update the darn phones when they wanted. Wifi only, download from a website, whatever. Just update them and tell the carriers to….well….to be nice….shut up.

      I agree with Jason H. No Samsung phone until they can update them in a timely manner. Too bad because the Galaxy S is a nice phone. Has a few issues that could have been fixed with updates…..

  • http://Website DroidSmith

    Samsung is the Word Perfect of the smartphone industry. It has a couple of superior features, but the package as a whole sucks. It doesn’t matter why, the fact that they ship with outdated software & are up unable to update it will kill the albatross in the end. I’ll gladly wait for the HTC EVO 2.

  • http://Website anon

    Vanilla Android would be big. Anything else would be stuck in the shadow of their reputation for not letting Android updates through to their customers.

  • http://Website DNS

    If it looks and feels cheap I’ll pass.

  • http://Website Cod3rror

    It’ll be great if it has an Orion SoC instead of Tegra.

    I also hope they’ll increase the support to two versions of Android OS, at least, Galaxy S did get a Froyo, but I doubt it’ll get a Gingerbread.

    S2 will most likely get the Honeycomb update but nothing after that. At least it’s great that Honeycomb brings hardware UI acceleration and multicore support, so the hardware on Galaxy S2 won’t be wasted.

    I also wonder what will HTC have to offer at MWC? I hope for a Qualcomm dual core powered HTC EVO 2, that would be awesome! S2, EVO 2, 2X, Atrix, what an impressive line up it would be.

    • http://Website Eric

      I hate to say it, but the S2 will probably launch with Froyo, and get Gingerbread outside the US and several months late. They will then release a honeycomb phone, and the S2 will be history.

      • http://Website Cod3rror

        There is no way it does not launch with Gingerbread.

  • http://Website Comet

    To put it simple. Not excited at all. What’s the point of buying a top of the top phone when you know that some of the latest apps won’t run on your mobile phone, not because the device is not capable but simply because Samsung or the mobile carriers don’t won’t you to have the latest update or take too much time to release it.

    I’d rather waste my money on companies that have a proven record of supporting their devices. HTC comes to mind.

    • http://Website Detox

      Yeah Htc updated there crappy mytouch 3g to froyo whats up with samsung and its shity support and an Iphone clone

    • http://Website ATO

      so what apps cant run on the galaxy S. Am in the UK and love my galaxy S and will buy the S2 if it has killer features.
      To pass the samsung up for other inferior spec phones is senseless, you might as well buy an iphone( rubish hardware great software).
      American always blame everyone else but themselves (and their greedy big corporations!)

  • http://Website adam s

    Wonder if this is somehow connected to sprints announcement on Feb 12th…

  • http://Website Galaxy Suck II

    does it reboot?

  • http://Website Lawrence

    I personally like the rich amoled screen second Samsung provides Apple with some of there hardware third Samsung just bought out Liquadvista so mayby this new super amoled plus will feature the new electrowetting display than the galaxy s2 will have that magical nfc chip something that no phone currently has right now so folks give the second largest mobile developer a chance trust you wont be dissapointment

  • http://Website Bob G

    Looks EXACTLY like the shape of the Infuse 4G for AT&T

  • http://Website mandy

    fugly fugly fone

  • http://Website Tiarra

    I have the Vibrant. Here’s my two cents:

    Samsung seems to win with hardware but will fail tragically with software updates. I hate TouchWiz and I especially hate the subtle changes they did with their Froyo update that are reminiscent of the iPhone (the green bar when on calls).

    I should NOT have to root my phone in order to receive the software updates that I was PROMISED. I won’t do the work that should be done by Samsung.

    I won’t be purchasing another cellular device from Samsung. HTC or nothing else.

  1. famamastaGuest 4 years ago

    I just hope this device gives birth to a Nexus S-2 soon, a very much needed refresh to be done by spring considering the old tech powering the Nexus S.

    • mkrmecGuest 4 years ago

      Like you actually need anything faster than Nexus S…

  2. UniqueNateGuest 4 years ago

    I’m honestly excited about it. Let’s hope software updates can run smoothly & threw carriers on a timely basis. They need to have that planned on the jump.

  3. TonyGuest 4 years ago

    I’m excited about the rumored 1280×800 super amoled display myself! As long as the bootloader isnt locked i can update my software as i please :)

    • ANNNDYYYGuest 4 years ago

      I don’t think 1280X800 isn’t coming

      Instead of increasing number of pixels by 50% they increased the sub pixel by 50% thus the Super Amoled Plus

      • KyeGuest 4 years ago

        Ive not even heard about any kind of 1280×800 / 720p screens in production at the 4 or 4.5″ size. The only thing I heard was that samsung are making some 4.5″ screens at the usual 800×450 size.

        Cant see the point in that myself. There’s no real value in going above 4.3 if you aint gonna bump the res.

        Please supply a link if you know something we don’t about screen production.

  4. CKGuest 4 years ago

    if you pause it you can see it in the first video

  5. DanGuest 4 years ago

    I saw it in the reflection of the glass when the lady in the white is holding it :) 13 seconds in

  6. shaundizzleGuest 4 years ago

    To regain my trust, as an epic 4g owner, they’d either have to update me straight to gingerbread or replace my epic with a Galaxy S 2 running gingerbread

  7. ANNNDYYYGuest 4 years ago

    Samsung better go with EXT4 for Galaxy S2 this time.

    That RFS stuff is just a mess.

  8. ablkidaGuest 4 years ago

    Why do people still get excited over Samsung phones? You know another let down is coming. Call me a hater, but I experience it with Behold 2 and called it on the Galaxy S.

    • EricGuest 4 years ago

      Yeah, I got burned on the Galaxy S, so now I’ll end up being the “hater” calling it on the new samsung phones till the prove me wrong.

  9. RichardGuest 4 years ago

    Come on people… LET’S KEEP IT REAL… What can samsung possibly have coming out that can be BETTER THAN THE LG OPTIMUS 2X OR OPTIMUS 3D SMARTPHONE… There current NEXUS S WAS NO BIG DEAL.. And there current devices are all stuck on OUTDATED SOFTWARE AND THE SAD PART OF THIS IS THEY LAUNCHED WITH OLD SOFTWARE IN 2010… I Feel the time has come to close the book on any current or future samsung products everyone should spare themself the headache in 2011….. Look around you have to know that HTC AND LG AS WELL AS MOTOROLA has them beat. Great to be an htc Evo owners cause the upcoming Htc Evo 2 4g with BLOW THIS DEVICE OUT THE WATER

    • nicoGuest 4 years ago

      i think that too (just nfc and super amoled is better… that all)

    • EricGuest 4 years ago

      I have no doubt that samsung is capable of topping the 2X (which is not that special of a dual core). If samsung has a 4″ S-AMOLED+ with Tegra 2 and perhaps 768mb/1Gb of ram running either froyo or gingerbread, then hardware wise, I’d call that a win over the 2X, and the 3D is a love it or hate it thing, so for many people it would be better than that as well.

      The thing where samsung will fail is software. I actually like Touchwiz (minus the launcher), but the updates are killer.

  10. DKGuest 4 years ago

    They seem to have impressive devices, but they blow it when it comes to support. Samsungs like the track star thats good in the 100m sprint, but comes in last running the mile.. if that makes any sense lol

  11. martinGuest 4 years ago

    oh my fuck, that looks thin and awesome. i dont care about updates because cyanogen mod has our backs! at this point it looks like the thing it has over the htc and LG phones is thickness, this looks like its gonna be retarded thin.

    i really like how this is the video is “censored” but will probably be released with the actual device in it. i guess im in the minority here, but im excited for this device!

    • EricGuest 4 years ago

      “because cyanogen has our backs”

      The current Galaxy S is cyanogenless fwiw.

      • CactusCatGuest 4 years ago

        Yes Eric, the Galaxy S is cyanogenless but my Vibrant is Bionix V enabled. So lets just say that TeamWhiskey has your back then….

  12. Jason HGuest 4 years ago

    I won’t be excited about a Samsung product again until they learn to get Android updates out the door in a timely fashion.

  13. triniGuest 4 years ago

    Jason h you do realise that Samsung updated the rest of the world except America due to the fact that American carriers bloatware delayed the update!

    • DroidOwnrGuest 4 years ago

      Trini – so what? They proved they can update the phone in other countries but can’t work with American carriers? I understand they have a lot to do with the Samsung Galaxy S not getting updated. My OG Droid got 2.2 months ago. I don’t believe that the carriers were 100% responsible for the delay in the update. I wish Samsung, Motorolla, LG, HTC, you name it, would just update the darn phones when they wanted. Wifi only, download from a website, whatever. Just update them and tell the carriers to….well….to be nice….shut up.

      I agree with Jason H. No Samsung phone until they can update them in a timely manner. Too bad because the Galaxy S is a nice phone. Has a few issues that could have been fixed with updates…..

  14. DroidSmithGuest 4 years ago

    Samsung is the Word Perfect of the smartphone industry. It has a couple of superior features, but the package as a whole sucks. It doesn’t matter why, the fact that they ship with outdated software & are up unable to update it will kill the albatross in the end. I’ll gladly wait for the HTC EVO 2.

  15. anonGuest 4 years ago

    Vanilla Android would be big. Anything else would be stuck in the shadow of their reputation for not letting Android updates through to their customers.

  16. DNSGuest 4 years ago

    If it looks and feels cheap I’ll pass.

  17. Cod3rrorGuest 4 years ago

    It’ll be great if it has an Orion SoC instead of Tegra.

    I also hope they’ll increase the support to two versions of Android OS, at least, Galaxy S did get a Froyo, but I doubt it’ll get a Gingerbread.

    S2 will most likely get the Honeycomb update but nothing after that. At least it’s great that Honeycomb brings hardware UI acceleration and multicore support, so the hardware on Galaxy S2 won’t be wasted.

    I also wonder what will HTC have to offer at MWC? I hope for a Qualcomm dual core powered HTC EVO 2, that would be awesome! S2, EVO 2, 2X, Atrix, what an impressive line up it would be.

    • EricGuest 4 years ago

      I hate to say it, but the S2 will probably launch with Froyo, and get Gingerbread outside the US and several months late. They will then release a honeycomb phone, and the S2 will be history.

      • Cod3rrorGuest 4 years ago

        There is no way it does not launch with Gingerbread.

  18. CometGuest 4 years ago

    To put it simple. Not excited at all. What’s the point of buying a top of the top phone when you know that some of the latest apps won’t run on your mobile phone, not because the device is not capable but simply because Samsung or the mobile carriers don’t won’t you to have the latest update or take too much time to release it.

    I’d rather waste my money on companies that have a proven record of supporting their devices. HTC comes to mind.

    • DetoxGuest 4 years ago

      Yeah Htc updated there crappy mytouch 3g to froyo whats up with samsung and its shity support and an Iphone clone

    • ATOGuest 4 years ago

      so what apps cant run on the galaxy S. Am in the UK and love my galaxy S and will buy the S2 if it has killer features.
      To pass the samsung up for other inferior spec phones is senseless, you might as well buy an iphone( rubish hardware great software).
      American always blame everyone else but themselves (and their greedy big corporations!)

  19. adam sGuest 4 years ago

    Wonder if this is somehow connected to sprints announcement on Feb 12th…

  20. Galaxy Suck IIGuest 4 years ago

    does it reboot?

  21. LawrenceGuest 4 years ago

    I personally like the rich amoled screen second Samsung provides Apple with some of there hardware third Samsung just bought out Liquadvista so mayby this new super amoled plus will feature the new electrowetting display than the galaxy s2 will have that magical nfc chip something that no phone currently has right now so folks give the second largest mobile developer a chance trust you wont be dissapointment

  22. Bob GGuest 4 years ago

    Looks EXACTLY like the shape of the Infuse 4G for AT&T

  23. mandyGuest 4 years ago

    fugly fugly fone

  24. TiarraGuest 4 years ago

    I have the Vibrant. Here’s my two cents:

    Samsung seems to win with hardware but will fail tragically with software updates. I hate TouchWiz and I especially hate the subtle changes they did with their Froyo update that are reminiscent of the iPhone (the green bar when on calls).

    I should NOT have to root my phone in order to receive the software updates that I was PROMISED. I won’t do the work that should be done by Samsung.

    I won’t be purchasing another cellular device from Samsung. HTC or nothing else.