Samsung held a regional launch for their new Galaxy S Android phone, at Suntec City Exhibition Centre. And it seems that the “S” in its name could mean “Singapore”, being the first country to launch the phone; or it could also stand for “SingTel”, from the exclusive tie-up with the telecommunication service provider.
Gregory Lee, President and CEO, Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia and Oceania, kicked-off the event and mentions that Singapore is the first country in the world to launch the Samsung Galaxy S, while other markets like the US and Europe will get the product around July.
“Android is the fastest growing platform and has tremendous opportunities to become the largest platform in the world, to enable all these global apps for all the market. So the Android platform will provide the market and respective countries in southeast asia the ability to build and use global platform. And Samsung is all supportive of this global platform,” says Lee.
Winston Goh, Product Marketing Manager at Samsung Asia, introduced the Galaxy S and some of the features of the smartphone. Goh also talks about some of the local apps on the Galaxy S which include iNETS application, which allow consumer to book and purchase movie and concert tickets using their phone.
The Samsung Galaxy S measures just 9.9mm thin and has a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen that looks brilliant. Great for viewing high-resolution images and high-definition videos. It offers five home screens which you can customze easily with your choice of widgets.
Going into the phone’s menu reveals a familiar layout of the various apps including Music Player, Social Hub, Maps, Video Player and Task Manager.
The Samsung Galaxy S features a 5-megapixel camera with auto focus, and the power button is on the right of the phone.
At the top are the micro USB for connecting to the PC, and 3.5mm audio connector to connect to your earphones or headphones.
And here are some pictures of the Samsung models at the event…