Samsung Galaxy S II and Tab 10.1 coming soon


Our editor in chief, Armin Amio, is in Singapore for the Samsung SEA Forum and sent in this piece of news. After being introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in LasVegas last January, it looks like Samsung’s much-awaited Galaxy S II and Tab 10.1 will finally arrive on Philippine shores sooner than expected.

Samsung Electronics Philippines say the two devices may be launched in the country by next month, or the latest, in May. “It depends on the arrival of stocks,”said Benjie Jimenez, marketing director.

The lightning-fast, dual-core Samsung Galaxy S II powered by AndroidGingerbread has been equipped with a new crystal-clear Super AMOLED Plus screen.

The 10.1-inch new Galaxy Tab is an entertainment powerhouse. A dual-core smart media device powered by Android Honeycomb, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 boasts of a lightweight and thin design. The device has been developed todeliver the ultimate mobile entertainment experience to immerse users with its dual surround-sound speakers.

Other Galaxy smartphones introduced during the SEA Forum in Singapore are:

Galaxy Ace – Designed for the trendy young professionals, the Ace offers a premium experience with a 3.5” display on a compact and comfortable handset. Its 800MHz processor, voice search and ThinkFree document viewer give it quality performance.

Galaxy Fit – Crafted for the user who wants a device that meets all the challenges of a career and busy social life. With a 3.31” display, the Fit is functional and fun, delivering a user experience optimized for sharing and web browsing on the go.

Galaxy Gio – Developed for stylish young professionals who want to stay connected with a sleek device, the Gio keeps you connected thru its enhancedsocial networking capabilities.

Galaxy mini –The first smartphone designed for trendy and sociable youngsters. With a 3.14” display, the mini delivers optimal productivity and performance ina compact design and is the perfect gift for smartphone rookies. It also offersGoogle voice actions and Quick Office document viewer, all powered by a 600MHz processor.

Galaxy Pro – Designed as a smartphone with an edge, the Pro comes withSamsung’s Social Hub Premium and a dual-inputcontrol based on a touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard. On a 2.8” display, professionals are able to get ahead of the game when managing their busy work and social lives.

But before all these, Samsung expects to put out its push for its TVs, particularlythe flagship LED series sets.

The South Korean electronics powerhouse sees the television becoming the centerpiece of technology in the living room, thus consumers will use it increasingly in more unique and personal ways.

The Samsung Smart Hub feature is basically a menu system used to connect, discover and enjoy a wide range of content. Users can search for movies, shows and videos via online services and across connected devices, browse the Webfrom their TVs and access apps from Samsung Apps, the world’s first applicationstore for the television. This is featured in all Samsung’s 2011 LED TVs above LED D5500 series and PDP D6900 and Blu-ray products as well as 3D and TVaccessories have been designed to seamlessly accomplish this.

Also coming up are the Samsung D8000 and D7000 LED TV. Here, Samsung has redesigned the TV screen by slimming down the bezel to 0.2 inches. By virtually eliminating the traditional TV frame, Samsung’s ultra-narrow bezel provides consumers with extra screen size without increasing the outside dimensions of the set.

Additionally, the D8000 Plasma Series showcases Samsung’s Plasma+1 designand have 51 and 64-inches of viewable screen size.