Samsung launches Galaxy-class smartphone at CTIA 2010

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Samsung has launched its Galaxy S smartphone at CTIA 2010. 



 The new Android-powered device features a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, along with a 1 GHz application processor that renders HD videos and augmented reality content through its Layar Reality Browser and advanced LBS (Location Based Services). 



The Galaxy S also boasts a mobile Digital Natural Image engine (mDNIe) which optimizes an already crisp viewing experience for photos, videos, and e-books.

"[The Galaxy] creates a perfect environment to record, edit and play HD video, to browse the Internet and to read your favorite e-books," explained JK Shin, president of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.

"A variety of applications from Android Market allows users to even more extend the benefits and excitement of smart phone experience. Plus, users have access to Google mobile services, such as Google Search, Gmail and Google Maps."

Shin added that the smartphone offers a "highly advanced," always-connected Social Hub, as well as easy wireless integration with a variety of other devices, such as notebooks, TVs and cameras.

Other key features include:

  • Daily briefing - Instant access to weather, news, stocks, and the scheduler.
  • All share - Enables inter-device connectivity via DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology.
  • Home cradle - Can be used as a digital photo frame, table clock, calendar, and music station.
  • Write and go - Jot down an idea first and later decide on a format such as SMS/ MMS, email, calendar or memo.
  • Swype - Provides fast and easy way to input text on screen while on-the-move.
  • ThinkFree - Apps to view and edit Microsoft Office 2007 documents.
  • Smart alarm - Wakes up with a natural alarm sound and automatically turned-on display light.