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Samsung Dual Core Application Processor
Dedicated to speed, Samsung 1.2Ghz Dual Core Application Processor is based on Quad GPU and has 3200M pix/s. Clocking at lightening speeds the unrivalled performance of the Dual Core Application Processor provides unsurpassed functionality and density for faster downloads, quicker multi-tasking, a smoother UI, snappier streaming and highly efficient gaming. With encoding/decoding ability that supports video play and recording of all 1080p/30fps makes it no.1 among dual cores.
8.49mm Slim Design
Taking slim to the next dimension. The Samsung GALAXY S II rides the leading edge with a world's thinnest 8.49mm slim form factor, a luxurious design and an easy grip. The slimmest smartphone also boasts 3D TouchWiz UX adds to the evolutionary experience with a futuristic user interface.
THE NEXT VIEWING EXPERIENCE
Books, browsing, movies and more come through in clarity never before seen on a smartphone. The brilliant 4.3” SUPER AMOLED Plus display lets you see every detail in vibrant colour. Read, surf or just experience the spectacle of sight as you stand out with the Samsung GALAXY S II.
4.3" SUPER AMOLED Plus
Express your colour! This brilliant display delivers superior colour, enhanced readability, a 21.5mm slimmer form, and better battery consumption than the previous generation. Upgrading from Pentile matrix to Real-Stripe panel technology takes this 4.3" beauty to the next level with 30% more pixels per inch for a brighter, clearer and richer viewing experience. The new technology even uses less space and less energy, consuming 18% less energy than the previous display, making it one of the thinnest, longest lasting smartphone available.
New Personalizable UX
Content is King. Drop the apps and get direct access to your content through Samsung's new personalizable UX, a magazine style layout that selects contents that you use the most, your gallery, music, video, SNS, email, notes, games and weather then displays them on your main screen. This live content ecosystem can be customized to your taste and provides easy access to your contents. It updates in real time with all the information you desire from Music Hub, Readers Hub and Game Hub. Don't search for content, live it!
Leave the bookshelf at home. the Samsung GALAXY S II has it in hand. Readers Hub is a great place to flip through your library of classics or browse for best sellers with over two million to choose from, but you'll also be able to set up some 2,500 magazines in 20 languages and 1,600 of newspapers in 47 languages for delivery. Crisp, sharp text makes reading a pleasure and easy to manage, with magnify, text only and page views, audio access, and more as well as one touch sharing via email. Believe in books, but look beyond paper.
THE NEXT MEDIA EXPERIENCE
From film to footage to family photo sharing, Samsung makes it simple and swift! the Samsung GALAXY S II goes a step beyond with recording equipment that makes it as easy to develop quality media as it is to share it on the fly with high-speed HSPA+ 21Mbps.
Seamless video streaming gets a big boost with the superfast wireless standard HSPA+ 21Mbps.
Transmit without wires. The Samsung GALAXY S II point-to-point Wi-Fi communications connect with device-to-device wireless transfer speeds of Wi-Fi a/b/g/n 802.11 without a wireless access point.
Samsung Kies 2.0 & Kies air
The newly introduced Kies 2.0, an upgrade of Kies 1.5, enables the Samsung GALAXY S II to sync with a computer using a Wi-Fi network for PIM backup, subscribing to contents, and multimedia contents sharing. And with the Samsung Kies air solution you can connect with any computer without a Kies program through the web browser to manage all sorts of information and multimedia contents on a larger screen.
Show off? Why not when it's this easy. AllShare lets the Samsung GALAXY S II link wirelessly with a TV, laptop or even audio system to play multimedia files directly from the phone. AllShare synchronizes the phone with a compatible DLNA based product. So start the streaming to the big screen in full HD. That's media convergence made simple!
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.
THE NEXT COMMUNICATION EXPERIENCE
Giving voice to your communications with smarter technology, with the world and within your world, the Samsung GALAXY S II goes beyond words to help you live a smarter, spontaneous, unbounded existence. Taking it to the next level with voice recognition and translation capabilities, instant social connectivity and hands-free purchasing.
Voice Recognition & Voice Translation
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, or messaging with the ease of a voice command. You can also capture your thoughts, make a note to yourself or even get a quick translation on the go with Google Voice Translation.
NFC (Near Field Communication)
Leave your wallet at home. The Samsung GALAXY S II has it in hand. It will house NFC short-range high frequency wireless communication technology for contactless credit card payments. It can communicate with existing smartcards and readers and is compatible with existing contactless infrastructure for public transportation and payment systems. Use NFC for secure purchasing, ticket reservations, as a transit pass, or even for electronic door entry. You can even scan smart tags on posters or billboards to download the details to your phone. That's Samsung smart! *** (HOWEVER NFC CHIP IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S II WITH IN THE UK MARKET, Please refer to samsung official website for further details) ***
THE NEXT ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE
Beyond the bounds of what formerly passed for fun, the Samsung GALAXY S II brings you to the outer edge of mobile entertainment with a world of interactive, 3D action, gaming galore, music and much, much more. You can’t be able to contain your excitement.
Samsung Dual Core Application Processor
Making the impossible possible. Samsung 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 screaming fast encoding/decoding ability, which supports all (1080p/30fps) video playing and shooting, outshines the other dual core processors. Outstanding computing power, outstanding performance.
Join in on the action. The Samsung GALAXY S II’s Game Hub lets you to download high quality games, providing 12 social network games and 13 premium games including Gameloft’s Let Golf 2 and Real Football 2011 Let’s Search for games and new release information or play away. With an accelerometer, a magnetic sensor 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.
Keep the music close. Samsung's new native music player provides an intuitive playback system to search, discover, preview, purchase and download tracks on the go. The app will also provide rich information on purchases, with access to all the artists, lyrics and reviews you desire. Get recommendations for new tracks and add to the excitement with bass enhancement and 5.1 channel sound.
THE NEXT BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
Encrypt, access and assess, then manage, lock or destroy. As skilled in the office as on the road, the Samsung GALAXY S II has evolved into a true business mobile. Samsung has partnered with IT industry leaders to bring you the most relevant enterprise solutions and the most comprehensive mobile implementation of Exchange ActiveSync. Decidedly adept in security concerns and the answer to your every business need, the Samsung GALAXY S II is ready for serious enterprise usage.
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Optimized to securely access enterprise resources on a Microsoft Exchange server to stay up to date with your business email, calendar, contacts and task synchronization, the Samsung GALAXY S II boasts the most comprehensive mobile implementation of Exchange ActiveSync. Providing the strongest security Mobile Device Management of any smart phone and the most policies and restrictions support among Android ActiveSync clients, it allows for real-time communication with employee phones to remotely configure settings, monitor compliance with policies, guarantee synchronized data safety and wipe or lock managed phones.
On Device Encryption
Play it safe with a security solution that enables the protection of mobile data without the need to sacrifice speed and functionality. The Samsung GALAXY S II is the first Android smartphone to adopt powerful encrypted hardware, minimizing the use of security software and applying encryption technology to the hardware itself, greatly accelerating security protection and achieving superior performance. The incorporated Sybase Afaria Mobile Device Management and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync complement the encryption support with their own mechanisms to secure important corporate and personal information.
VPN (Virtual Private Network)
The Samsung GALAXY S II has adopted Cisco’s AnyConnect to provide reliable and easy-to-deploy encrypted network connectivity by delivering persistent corporate access for users on the go. Whether providing access to business email, a virtual desktop session, or other Android applications, it enables business-critical application connectivity.
MDM (Mobile Device Management)
Wipe away your concerns. Sybase and Samsung are working together to address the management and security concerns commonly faced by enterprises when deploying Android devices. This partnership provides the comprehensive capabilities that It requires to allow mobile workers access to enterprise assets using the Samsung GALAXY S II. It can now confidently extend corporate security policies to the Samsung Android platform, allowing for the adoption of both personally owned and corporate owned GALAXY S II’s.
Stay on the same page and stay connected for important meetings on the go. With Cisco WebEx support, a secure, online meeting is just a click away. Users can view shared desktops, browsers, applications and documents with live annotations and feel the experience of deep integration with the Samsung GALAXY S II’s exclusive feature to initiate a WebEx meeting from the dialer and contacts screens.
(1) 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
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