Samsung launches world’s thinnest Smartphone


February 14, 2011 – It happened in Barcelona. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd introduced the Samsung GALAXY S II, a beautifully thin (8.49mm) and lightweight machine, a dual-core smartphone that runs on the Android (Gingerbread).

It will be available in Kenya in a few coming weeks.

Confirming the developments in Nairobi, Samsung Electronics Regional Business Leader Robert Ngeru illustrated that the smartphone includes exclusive access to Samsung’s four new content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services. 

“In 2011, we will take Samsung’s leadership in Speed, Screen and Content to a whole new level,” said Ngeru. “With the GALAXY S II, Samsung wants to set the new standard of quality viewing on mobile, powerful performance, and slim and modern design.”

He added: “GALAXY S II is a natural and powerful evolution of GALAXY S. Building on the phenomenal success of the original Samsung GALAXY S, we are proud to unveil the ultimate smartphone. Consumers no longer have to contain themselves – the Samsung GALAXY S II allows them to design their own smart lives.”

Incorporating a dual-core application processor and advanced 4G (HSPA+ 21) connectivity, the Samsung GALAXY S II has the speed and power to provide an unrivalled mobile performance.

It also has an 8MP, high-profile camera and camcorder with 1080p full HD recording and playback.

Smarter Interaction

Samsung is using the GALAXY S II to launch Samsung Hubs – integrated mobile applications. See below:

·Social Hub Premium: The future of communication – talk to whoever you want,  however you want, all from one place – your contact’s list. Communication history, IM status, and updates from social networking sites are all readily available. From here, users can access all types of messages (push e-mail, text, VM and SNS) and respond directly without resorting to individual applications. It truly acts as a hub for entire social life.

·Readers Hub: Carry an enormous library of books, magazines and newspapers on-the-go. Through strategic partnerships, Samsung Readers Hub provides over 2.2 million books and novels, 2,000 global and local newspapers in 49 languages and 2,300 popular magazines in 22 languages.

·Game Hub: The easiest way to download and play best-in-class mobile games. Featuring a 3-axis gyroscopic sensor, the Samsung

GALAXY S II unleashes a world of gaming possibilities. Try for free and download premium titles from partners like Gameloft, or ‘enjoy Social Network Games (SNG) powered by mobage including ngmoco’s We Rule and We City’.

·Music Hub: Make Samsung GALAXY S II a personal music manager and access over 12 million tracks from 7digital. Discover what’s hot from top charts, search for favorite music, get recommendations on albums, enjoy previews and download them directly to Samsung GALAXY S II.

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