Samsung reaches for the stars with Galaxy

PETALING JAYA: Samsung Electronics has jumped on the Android bandwagon with the launch its flagship Galaxy S i9000 smarpthone.

The Galaxy S is a slim, ultra-lightweight smartphone that sports a 4in Super AMOLED screen, which features the same technology used in Samsung’s LCD and LED TVs.

The 800 x 480-pixel screen, coupled with the phone’s ability to shoot 5-megapixel stills and record 720p HD videos at 30 frames per second, makes the phone the perfect platform to show off your amateur photography skills, Samsung said. To ensure that the phone can handle HD content with ease, the Galaxy comes with a 1GHz processor.

In addition, the Galaxy S puts the world at your fingertips with features like the Layar augmented reality browser and Swype text input, which enables users to type messages quickly with the glide of the fingers, Samsung said.

Other notable features include an eBook reader with customisable fonts, easy text search and intuitive book list management and Thinkfree apps to view and edit Microsoft Office 2007 documents.

In keeping with the popularity of social media, the Galaxy S comes with Samsung’s integrated Social Hub service, which brings together social networks like Facebook and Twitter, along with your contacts and messaging services, into a single and easily accessible place.

The Galaxy S is scheduled to be available locally in the first week of July with the price to be confirmed.


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