CTIA First Impressions: Samsung Galaxy S

Just left the keynote from Samung and spent a few minutes playing with the Galaxy S.  First off, words cannot describe just how sharp and bright the screen is.  SuperAMOLED really is that – SUPER.  The 4-inch screen is the most crisp image I have ever seen on a handset.  We watched a few minutes of video on the Galaxy S and can say that it’s superior to pretty much anything I’ve seen so far. 

Even as big as this phone is, I couldn’t believe how light it was.  It literally felt like half of a phone in my hands.  Angel was pleased at how nice it was in her tiny, gal hands

In terms of softare, the phone comes with Layar, TeleAtlas, Swype, a document editor, e-book reader, and more.  See below for a full list of confirmed hardware specs, thanks to the press release. 

Network  2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps) : 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

OS  Android 2.1
Display  4.0” WVGA SUPER AMOLED (800×480) with mDNIe
Camera  5.0 mega-pixel Camera + VGA Video Telephony Camera,  Auto Focus,

 Self shot, Action shot, Add me, Stop motion, Cartoon shot, Smile shot,

Panorama shot

Video  HD(720p@30fps) video playing & recording

 Codec: mpeg4, H.264, H.263, H263Sorenson, DivX HD/ XviD, VC-1

 Format: 3gp (mp4), WMV (asf), AVI (divx), MKV, FLV

Audio  MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, OGG, AMR-NB, WAV, MID, AC3, IMY,

FLAC, XMF

Value-added Features  Integrated Messaging ‘Social Hub’
 Android Market for more applications and contents
A-GPS
 Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser
1 GHz Application Processor
 SMS/ MMS/ Email/ Video Messaging/ Exchange ActiveSync
Sensor: Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Light
 Offline & No SIM Mode, Voice Command,

 RSS Reader, Mobile Widgets, Smart Security

Connectivity  Bluetooth technology v 3.0

 USB v2.0 (High-Speed)

 Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Memory  16GB / 8GB, external memory slot (upto 32GB)
Size  64.2 x 122.4 x 9.9mm, 118g
Battery 1500 mAh

We should expect this to arrive later this summer.  Nobody we met was able to share expected prices or carriers.  We’re off to hit the floor and try some prying.  Be sure to follow us on twitter to get the latest pictures from the show floor!

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6 Comments

  1. Paul
    March 23, 20:45 Reply

    is the superAMOLED screen the only thing that makes this phone better than the Nexus? if that's the case I'll stick with my N1 since updates won't be a nightmare like what poor droid owners are experiencing

  2. Jonathan
    March 24, 01:14 Reply

    Hmm. So if this can do HD video recording with a 5MP camera, then that means the only thing standing in the way of 720p recording on the Nexus One is software, right?

  3. khay
    July 14, 15:47 Reply

    thank you for sharing. nice post. i like it :p

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