Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S2

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Faster. Slimmer. Brighter.

Prepare yourself for the Galaxy S II, Samsung’s thinnest smartphone. Using the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, the Galaxy S II brings together the 1.2GHz Dual Core Application Processor for unmatched performance and a brilliant 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display. Featuring a lightweight and beautifully thin design and advanced HSPA + connectivity, it represents the next generation in smartphone technology.

Features

  • 4.3" SUPER AMOLED Plus
    Express your colour! This brilliant display delivers superior colour, enhanced readability, and great battery consumption. The truly vivid colour reproductions will really surprise you and because the contrast ratio is very high, you can clearly see separations of light and dark. It also has an ultra fast response time, which makes for smoother graphics. Put that together with its amazing thinness and 4.3-inch size and you’ve got PC-like browsing in the palm of your hand.

  • Dual Core Application Processor
    Making the impossible possible. The 1.2GHz Dual Core Application Processor is the ultra responsive answer to mobile performance, providing high-speed multitasking, quick web page loading, quick reaction speeds, a smoother UI, lightning fast image editing and high performance gaming. And with its fast encoding/decoding ability, which supports all video playing and shooting, it delivers outstanding computing power and performance.

  • Slimmer Design
    Taking slim to the next dimension. The Samsung GALAXY S II rides the leading edge with its ultra-slim form, a luxurious design and an easy grip. One of the thinnest smartphones, the GALAXY S II also features HyperSkin which provides premium metal look with fingerprint free and non slip battery cover.
    *The 8.49mm measurement applies to the majority of the phone; some protruding parts of the phone have a thickness of up to 9.89mm

  • Live Panel
    Content is King. Drop the apps and get direct access to your content through Samsung’s new personalised UX, a magazine style layout that selects contents that you use the most, your gallery, music, videos, SNS, emails, notes, games and weather, then displays them on your main screen. This live content ecosystem can be customised to your taste and provides easy access to your contents. Don’t search for content, live it!

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  • Readers Hub
    Leave the bookshelf at home and carry your Samsung GALAXY S II in your hand. Readers Hub is a great place to flip through your library of classics & best sellers or browse through more than two million books to choose from. On top of that, you will have access to more than 2500 magazines in 20 languages and 2000 of newspapers in 47 languages at your fingertips. Crisp, sharp text makes reading a pleasure and your experience will be easier to manage with magnification, text only and page views (for magazine and newspapers), audio access (for newspapers), one touch sharing via email (for magazines), and more features. Believe in books, but look beyond paper.

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  • Say N Go: Samsung Voice Solution
    Get vocal. Just double tap the home key and you can control the Samsung GALAXY S II with a few selected words. Take charge and execute major functions like calling, music, messaging, scheduling and launching apps with the ease of a voice command. You can also capture your thoughts, make a note to yourself and send it to your friends by simply saying send!

  • Game Hub
    Join in on the action. The Samsung GALAXY S II’s Game Hub lets you to download high quality games, providing over 20 social network games and premium games. Search for games and new release information or play away. With an accelerometer, and gyroscope sensors dynamic hand and arm movement games stand out from the crowd. The slightest tilt and you’re dead – now that’s entertainment.

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  • Social Hub
    Organise and synchronise better all in your online contacts through Social Hub. Streamline your email, SMS, IM and SNS information into one unified box, and interact faster with more people in the way you want to.

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  • Music Hub
    Keep your music close, while accessing the world of 13 million songs. Samsung’s Music Hub, powered by 7digital, provides an intuitive playback system while you search, discover, preview, purchase and download tracks on the go. The app will also provide you with the viewing experience for rich information, with access to all the artist bios, discographies and reviews you desire. Get recommendations on hot and new albums and add to the excitement with the virtual 5.1 channel sound.

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  • 8MP Camera with LED Flash
    Get your shots in. The 8MP auto focus camera doesn’t miss any details whether you’re shooting idleness or action. Take beautiful, detailed photos even in low light with the built-in LED flash. And thanks to the much improved user interface of Android Gingerbread, fast scene switching is possible. And a quick switch to the 2MP front-facing camera makes self-portraits a snap. Picture the difference.

  • Full HD Recording & Playback
    Be a star. Let the Samsung GALAXY S II’s video shooting capabilities bring out the celebrity in you. Featuring 1080p Full HD Recording, every moment is a potential masterpiece in the making. Capture the action in high resolution and in dual core speed, instantly play back your HD footage in incredible clarity on the 4.3” SUPER AMOLED Plus display.


Applications

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The applications preinstalled on the Galaxy S2 are as follows:

  • Phone
  • Contacts
  • Messaging
  • Clock
  • Calendar
  • Music
  • Internet
  • Camera
  • Maps
  • Email
  • Gmail
  • Gallery
  • Google Search
  • Market
  • Settings
  • Social Hub
  • Music Hub
  • Readers Hub
  • Game Hub
  • My Files
  • Videos
  • AllShare
  • Kies Air
  • Talk
  • Latitude
  • Task
  • Navigation
  • Voice Command
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Talk
  • Voice Search
  • Places
  • Downloads
  • Photo Editor
  • Video Maker
  • Mini Diary
  • Calculator
  • Samsung Apps
  • News & Weather
  • Task Manager
  • FM Radio
  • IM
  • Memo
  • Polaris Office
  • BBC iPlayer
  • Suggests
  • YouTube

User Interface

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The Galaxy S2 features 7 homescreens, accessed by swiping the left and right, each screen capable of hosting a number of application shortcuts, bookmarks, contacts, Internet-enabled widgets, social feeds, music, weather and more

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Widgets can be added and rearranged quickly and easily, allowing you to customise your device to how you want.

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Email

The Galaxy S2 supports Exchange ActiveSync out of the box, allowing you to synchronise email, contacts, calendar and tasks with your Microsoft Exchange server, or hosted Exchange service.

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Setting up an account is simply a matter of entering in your email address and password, should your Exchange server be set up to support autodiscovery, the remaining settings will be configured automatically. If not, you will need to supply your username, mail server address and domain, all of which can be obtained from your IT department.
As a rule of thumb your username and password and domain will be the same as that used to access your PC if you have one, and the server address is usually the same address as that used to access webmail via your Internet browser, in the form "mail.company.com"

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Should your Exchange server has specific device usage policies applied, such as requiring the use of a lock password on devices, you will be prompted to accept these settings:

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You can select which mailbox information you wish to sync (mail, contacts, calendar and tasks), can specify how often you want the device to synchronise, or whether you want updates pushed to you as they arrive, and how much information you want to synchronise:

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You can optionally set up peak and off-peak synchronisation schedules, so your device can push updates to you during the working day, but only synchronise on a schedule, or manually, during the evening and weekends:

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Multiple email accounts can be configured, and optionally displayed in a single, unified Inbox.

All mailbox folders can be accessed:

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Contacts from your global address list will be displayed as you begin to compose a new email message:

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Out of office settings and messages can also be set from the device:

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Tasks can also be managed via the separate Tasks application:

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Connectivity

The Galaxy S2 can be used as a portable wireless 3G hotspot, allowing you to connect your wifi-enabled device and share the Galaxy S2's high-speed connection to the Internet

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Tethering is also possible via USB on Windows. You will need to download and install the Kies software from the www.samsungapps.com web site to obtain the necessary device drivers but once installed, connecting the Galaxy S2 and enabling tethering will install a new network adapter on your Windows PC automatically. Once the new hardware is installed your PC will automatically share the Galaxy S2's Internet link:

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The Galaxy S2 also supports the WiFi Direct standard, allowing you to send and receive files to other WiFi Direct devices without the need for both devices to be connected to the same wireless router

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DLNA is also available, allowing you to stream music, photos and videos to and from other DLNA-certified equipment such as PCs and televisions

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The Kies Air feature of the Galaxy S2 allows you to manage all aspects of your device from your PC, provided they are both connected to the same wifi network, directly from the PC web browser

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Productivity

The Galaxy S2 comes with Polaris Office preinstalled, which provides read, edit and create ability for Microsoft Office-compatible documents, spreadsheets and presentations:

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The Mini Diary application allows you to create a journal, with text notes, images and GPS coordinates all linked into entries

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The Memo application allows you to create quick notes with attached voice recordings:

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Miscellaneous

The My Files application allows you to view and manage the contents of your device and microSD storage

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The Samsung Apps feature provides an alternative to the Android Market, with special offers on apps and more

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The Storage Manager allows you to keep control of your device's resources, by monitoring memory usage, available storage and running applications

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The Power Saver feature allows you to automatically disable certain hardware and software features when the battery reaches a certain level, to further prolong the operation of your device

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The Video Maker application allows you to combine videos, photos and music to create your own personalised movie

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The Photo Editor tool allows you to capture and edit your photos, applying all manner of styles and effects, which you can then share with others

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This article was written using the following software version:

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More information is available on the Samsung web site - http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/mobile-devices/smartphones/android/GT...

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