Samsung unveiled it’s newest US-based smartphone at CTIA today, indicating the company’s new focus on mobile content.
The Galaxy S, as it’s being called, is an Android-powered smartphone that takes into account the three factors Samsung has identified as being the most important with today’s smartphones: screen, speed and content. The latter of which being what the Galaxy S was designed around.
In a multi-media demonstration and unveiling event today at CTIA, Samsung demoed the intense capabilities of the Galaxy S, which include the company’s latest hardware technologies combined with killer mobile content such as ebooks, full-length video, social networking hubs and augmented reality browsers, just to name a few.
Several prominent features were highlighted during the demo, including the phone’s maps and navigation abilities, an HD video recorder, a “smart alarm” and an augmented reality browser that overlays thousands of points of interest on a map. Another key feature is its extendability through content partnerships, with Paramount Pictures, for example, the first to sign on to contribute full-length movies to the phone.
Though mobile content was the focus, the device’s hardware is rather substantial as well, boasting a 4-inch display, a “Super Amoled” screen, a 1 GHz processor, a 5 megapixel camera, HD video recording a play-back, TV remote control functionality and 16 gigabytes of internal memory. The device signifies Samsung’s newly found emphasis on being a major player in the smartphone race, though no mention of pricing or carrier partnerships for its “summer release” were mentioned.