Mar 23 AT 1:27 PM Taylor Wimberly 20 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S is another 1 GHz superphone

A press conference is still underway, but Samsung just announced the Galaxy S during their keynote speech at CTIA. The phone features a 4 inch SuperAMOLED display paired with a 1 GHz processor, but the remaining details are yet to be revealed.

Keep an eye on this post for more details (and hopefully video). You can also watch our Twitter feed for other Android announcements about CTIA.

Update 5: Going to clean this post up later tonight, but Phil Nickinson from AndroidCentral has also posted his Galaxy S impressions.

Update 4: Scott Webster from AndroidGuys has posted his first impressions. “The 4-inch screen is the most crisp image I have ever seen on a handset.”

Update 3: Some more specs gather up by Androinica.

  • 3G connectivity (HSPDA 7.2MBps, HSUPA 5.76MPB) 900/1900/2100 MHz
  • 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED (800×480 resolution)
  • 16GB / 8GB Memory, expandable memory up to 32GB
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • 720p/30fps video playback AND recording
  • Playback Codecs: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, H263Sorenson, DivX HD/ XviD, VC-1
  • Formats: 3gp (mp4), WMV (asf), AVI (divx), MKV, FLV
  • Audio Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, OGG, AMR-NB, WAV, MID, AC3, IMY, FLAC, XMF
  • A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 High speed tranfer, Digital compas
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Light
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • Built-in widgets and security features through Samsung UI

Update 2: Nice render image.

The Samsung Galaxy S.

Update 1: No press release on Samsung’s site yet, but Giz has posted one.

Samsung Welcomes You to the “Smart Life” with the Global Launch of the Galaxy S

Powered by 4-Inch Super AMOLED and the Latest Version of Androidâ„¢, Galaxy S Brings Rich Technology and Enhanced Mobile Experience
CTIA Wireless 2010

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today introduced the Galaxy S (Model: GT-I9000), a smart phone that makes users’ lives more convenient, more exciting, and more integrated. JK Shin, president and head of Samsung Electronics’ Mobile Communications Business announced the global launch of the Galaxy S at his keynote speech at the International CTIA Wireless 2010. The Galaxy S will be available in Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Asia soon.

The Android-powered Galaxy S incorporates a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and a 1 GHz application processor that enables vibrant HD videos, rich augmented reality content through Layar Reality Browser, and advanced LBS (Location Based Services). The ‘Social Hub’ provides always-on social networks connectivity allowing users to enjoy communications with their friends, colleagues, and families whenever they want and wherever they are.

The Galaxy S is designed to provide immersive, intelligent and integrated experiences, with the power to enrich people’s lives through best-in-class services and technologies. The Galaxy S will allow users around the world to experience the “Smart Life,” which Samsung anticipates will shift the way that consumers view smart phones and how they interact with them in their daily lives.

The Galaxy S immerses users in a world of rich multimedia. The large 4-inch Super AMOLED display delivers unrivalled screen quality, with less reflection, free viewing angles and super-fast touch-response. The mDNIe (mobile Digital Natural Image engine) — a technology used in Samsung’s best-selling LCD and LED TVs — boosts an even sharper and crisper viewing experience for photos, videos, and e-books. It creates a perfect environment to record, edit and play HD video, to browse the Internet, and to read your favorite e-books. A variety of applications from Android Marketâ„¢ allows users to even more extend the benefits and excitement of smart phone experience. Plus, users have access to Googleâ„¢ mobile services, such as Google Searchâ„¢, Gmailâ„¢, and Google Mapsâ„¢.

Living a “Smart Life” requires intelligence, and the Galaxy S delivers just that by utilizing personal preferences to gather information online that each user needs and wants. With a user-defined daily briefing, lightning-fast processing speeds and location-based search options like Layar Reality Browser — the Galaxy S gives users the information they need wherever and whenever needed. The Galaxy S represents the next level of intelligence in smart phones.

The Galaxy S integrates every aspect of life in a smart and sophisticated way. In addition to wireless integration with a variety of other devices, such as notebooks, TVs and cameras, the highly advanced Social Hub plugs users quickly and conveniently into their complete world of social networking and email.

“The Android-powered Galaxy S will set a new standard for smart phones,” said JK Shin, president and head of Mobile Communications Business. “The Galaxy S is the perfect device for people in all corners of the world who want that extra edge; to be more effective, productive, better connected, and in tune with their smart life — both personal and professional — all in a very easy and simple way.”

Other Key Features

* Daily Briefing: Offers instant access to weather, news, stocks, and the scheduler.
* All Share: Enables inter-device connectivity via DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology.
* Home Cradle: Enables use as a digital photo frame, table clock, calendar, and music station.
* Write and go: Jot down an idea first and later decide on a format such as SMS/ MMS, email, calendar or memo.
* Swype: Provides fast and easy way to input text on screen while on-the-move.
* ThinkFree: Apps to view and edit Microsoft Office 2007 documents.
* Smart Alarm: Wakes up with a natural alarm sound and automatically turned-on display light.

Source: Engadget

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  • http://Website Tim

    look at that pic. can some one say ‘iPhone skin?’

    • anakin78z

      Yea, looks hella lame.
      SAMSUNG, JUST STOP! Your interfaces SUCK!.

  • David Shellabarger

    Sounds like the phone good be a winner, but come on guys, lay off the ‘super’. Its not a Super Phone or a Super Screen unless it flies.

    • http://Website Tim

      It can fly. How far can you throw it? ;-)

  • http://Website Sam

    Is is just me or does this seem to have a a reverse chin, er, butt? The android phone with junk in the trunk, I like it.

  • Gyuri

    Looks like Samsung is getting in line to be sued by Apple. Front is damn close to an iPhone, not to mention the home screen.

  • http://Website Andrew

    Is that a front-facing camera on top right?

  • andrewcweaver

    The N1 really showed Mobile phone makers what they can do to the CPU. Soon we will have CPU’s that are the same speed as the ones on our PCs and Macs

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  • http://Website Maemo

    Gyuri: Yeah, because lining up icons in a 5 by 4 grid is absolutely the intellectual property of Steve Jobs! ..Oh wait.

  • http://Website Ali

    it says it supports mkv… i can only wonder how good blue ray movies would look on that screen..

  • http://Website carig

    Thank you samsung for realizing no-one likes touchwiz, but is an iphone clone skin really that much better?

    Also, what exactly is a “Super” AMOLED screen?

  • killer_beanz

    what carrier do you guys think will get it?

  • anakin78z

    Isn’t this missing a home and a search button?

  • http://Website mdog

    it looks exactly like the samsung halo that engadget posted about a few weeks back

  • sregister

    I am going to predict that we get another one of a kind, god awful user interface thanks to samsung, they just need to use vanilla.

  • http://Website nedjo

    if it doesn’t have ARM v 7 compatible processor like Cortex A8, or Snapdragon it is not Superfone
    This Cpu might be 1GHz ARM 11 core

    • http://Website Daniel

      It’s running on an ARM Cortex A8 (codenamed: Hummingbird) that has been specially designed by Samsung in-house I believe.

      What’s also equally as impressive is the PowerVR SGX540 GPU which is capable of producing a whopping 90M triangles/sec.

      If that doesn’t blow your mind… here are some pieces of comparison data…

      * Motorola Droid: TI OMAP3430 with PowerVR SGX530 = 7-14 million(?) triangles/sec
      * Nexus One: Qualcomm QSD8×50 with Adreno 200 = 22 million triangles/sec
      * iPhone 3G S: 600 MHz Cortex-A8 with PowerVR SGX535 = 7 million triangles/sec
      * Samsung Galaxy S: S5PC110 with PowerVR SGX540 = 90 million triangles/sec

      And for comparison a few consoles:

      * PS3: 250 million triangles/sec
      * Xbox 360: 500 million triangles/sec

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