By ZAM KARIMintech@thestar.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR: Samsung has entered the local Android mobile fray with the Galaxy S, which comes with a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird Application Processor that enables it to run 3D graphics and high-definition (HD) multimedia content with ease.
The Android 2.1-powered phone also features a 4in Super AMOLED display, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD recording, DivX and MKV video playback, Bluetooth, accelerometer and proximity sensor as well as a digital compass.
Samsung said its Super AMOLED technology yields thinner displays and together with its built-in mDNIe (mobile Digital Natural Image Engine) technology, the phone is able to produce sharper and crisper photos, videos and e-books.
Texting has also been made simple thanks to Samsung’s Swype technology that has been integrated into the phone’s virtual Qwerty keyboard. It allows users to input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard, the company said.
Also present is Social Hub, an integrated social networking feature that brings together social network services like Facebook and Twitter, along with a user’s contacts and messaging services, into a single and easily accessible location.
The16GB Galaxy S retails for RM2,599 and Samsung said it is working with Maxis to offer the phone at RM1,699 when users sign up for any Maxis data plan on a 12 month contract.