The Samsung GALAXY Nexus.
Update: Samsung has just lifted the embargo on the Samsung Galaxy S II news, which will be coming out in a new colour – coral pink.
Samsung has just announced that two different Galaxy products will be released this Saturday. The release will include a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (black and white), retailing at S$948, and a tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, retailing at S$898. All prices are without contract and inclusive of GST.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.
In short, the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 will feature super AMOLED displays as their main selling points, but to find out more, we’ve previously had previews of the above products here and here.
The Samsung Galaxy S II, finally released in coral pink colour.
Samsung will also be releasing the Samsung Galaxy S II in a new colour – coral pink, and it will retail at S$888 without contract and inclusive of GST. We’ve also previously had a look at the Galaxy S II here. No prizes for guessing what the target market is for this rerelease of an almost year old phone.
We’ll be getting a review out for the products as soon as possible – sadly Samsung themselves have said that they have no review units available at the moment, so you will have to go by your gut when buying these phones.
Yes, it’s finally here.
The hotly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus was initially slated for a Oct 11 launch, but it was pushed back, out of respect, in the wake of Steve Jobs’ passing. So Android fans had to wait a few more weeks for the announcement of Samsung’s latest smartphone, as well as the debut of the Android 4.0 OS that would be running on it.
Of course, with the Internet being what it is, detailed specs for the new smartphone were already making the rounds hours before the launch was to begin. The announcement, then, confirmed what many people had already figured out.
Here’s a run down of the basics:
- First phone to run Android 4.0, the refreshing-sounding Ice Cream Sandwich, with a whole host of interface improvements
- Retains the curved back and contoured display of the Galaxy S and is just 8.94mm thick
- Big 4.65-inch Super AMOLED screen
- Blazing 1.2GHz dual-core processor with up to 100Mbps connectivity on LTE and HSPA+ versions
- 5-megapixel CMOS rear camera with HD video capability
- Beam me up: NFC with Android Beam that allows instant transfer of information by touching the phones together
The Ice Cream Sandwich OS also comes with a number of notable improvements, including a redesigned home screen with resizable widgets, app folders, better Gmail integration, and faster and better web browsing.
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