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Samsung announces GALAXY S II and GALAXY Tab 10.1 in Singapore


We saw the Samsung GALAXY S II and GALAXY Tab 10.1 at the Samsung Forum in early March and this afternoon, the company has announced that both mobile devices will be retailing in stores soon. VR-Zone brings you the coverage.

Irene Ng, vice president, sales and marketing for Samsung Asia, gave an opening speech and said that the Android market is growing by leaps and bounds and the company is gaining more market share in this market with their range of Android devices.

Winston Goh, product marketing at Samsung Asia, introduced the new Samsung GALAXY S II smartphone and GALAXY Tab 10.1, based on the Google Android platform. According to Goh, the GALAXY S II (16GB) will be available in June at S$998 (inclusive of GST) before operator subsidies. However, don't expect to see the smartphone go on retail at the upcoming PC Show 2011, although there are demo units available at their booth and some telcos. We believed that the GALAXY S II should be available after mid-June.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 will be available in July. The retail price for the tablet is as followed:

16GB Wi-Fi – S$668; 32GB Wi-Fi – S$798; 64GB Wi-Fi – S$928
16GB 3G – S$848; 32GB 3G – S$978; 64GB 3G – S$1,108

Powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the Samsung GALAXY S II sports a brilliant 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread mobile operating system. Samsung said that there will be games on the Samsung App Store that are optimized for the smartphone.

At the rear is the 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, while the 3.5mm audio jack can be found at the top of the Samsung GALAXY S II. The phone also supports 1080p full high definition video recording and playback.

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