Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9200): Android 3.0, 4.3 inch 1280×720 screen, 2 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM

Expected to be released in early 2011, here is a render and supposed specifications of what’s going to be the Samsung Galaxy S2. The Samsung Galaxy S2 is supposed to be the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S (Vibrant, Epic 4G, Captivate, or Fascinate depending on your operator) that’s only now hitting the market, and it’ll apparently come with a 720p HD-resolution display and a 2 Ghz processor.

We’re looking at a 4.3-inch screen that has a resolution of 1280 x 720. That’s insane. No other smartphone on market or planned for near-term release can claim a display resolution that high. That’s roughly 340 pixels per inch, aka “retina display” territory. Under the hood is a 2 GHz CPU (could it instead be dual 1 GHz processors?), 1 GB of RAM, and 4 GB of ROM. 32 GB of memory will be built in, and you can always add more with the built in microSD slot. It’ll have an 8 megapixel camera that can also capture full HD video. Whether that means 720p or 1080p we’ll leave to your imagination. Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, 3.5 mm headphone jack, accelerometer, and a gyroscope, all of which is supposed to be running Android 3.0, aka Gingerbread, due to be announced by the end of this year.

Just for reference, HTC and Motorola both have 2 Ghz Android phones in their product pipelines. If you thought the current lineup of 1 Ghz Android smartphones were already impressive, just imagine what the next generation of hardware will bring! We have some seriously high-horsepower smartphones to look forward to.

What do you think? Shenanigans or believable? The Google Nexus One set the benchmark for portable performance, and for it to be leapfrogged by something with twice the hardware horsepower in only 1 year sounds a bit … damn, that’s hard to swallow. Then again, the Galaxy S was announced in February at Mobile World Congress March at CTIA, yet it’s only coming out now, in July.

Whatever ends up happen, we’re big fans of more speed, more pixels, more everything. Got to wonder what this mofo is going to cost? Throw in some NFC, and hopefully some improved materials and build quality compared to the first Galaxy S, and you’ll have people lining up around the block to buy this thing.

[Via: Unwired View]

  • Staska

    Samsung Galaxy S was announced at CTIA on March 23, not MWC.

  • jscarano

    Awesome hope it comes to T-Mobile!

  • Robert S.

    I hope the next iphone has specs like this! That would be a phone worth buying!

    • dominique

      The Iphone is nothing compared to the android phones that are going to come. The only reason i can think of to buy an Iphone is cause it works better with other apple products.

  • Al Pavangkanan

    All those specs, hard to see this thing lasting a day

    • @HunterClarke

      You have to know that unless there is some sort of breakthrough in battery technology, you will have to be tethered to a wall outlet. There is no way that a 2GHz processor and 720p screen will last more than a couple of hours.

      • Asad

        You know they are not mad, if they are making a device with damn specs, then they know they have to work on battery too.

      • TareX

        Tip: Dual-core technology can go a long way.

      • Michael Han

        Not if you are a world-class chipmaker and decide to pour 22.6 billion dollars into this market… ( I would have doubted it myself a year ago, but seeing how much they have been and they will be investing into this field, I don't see that as a probability, but more of an inevitability. This is one of the reasons why I'm still holding onto my ol' Blackberry without getting a smartphone right now, because you will keep seeing new and better phones coming out all the time for next few years… I'm willing to wait until the field stabilizes with some sanity and 1950s battery technology catches up somewhat.

  • Al Pavangkanan

    Estimated cost will be 800 euro.
    I think the article changed, wasn't there some Samsung quality bashing at the end?

  • Tom Langridge

    Sounds pretty sweet. With new Android phones like this on the horizon it makes it hard to settle on something that's on the market today. Especially when in the US a lot of times you're required to get a 2 year contract.

  • w7info

    This has got to be a fake…
    4GB ROM? i9200 naming? The pic is just a mockup, too.

  • stewie

    Fail!!!! Battery life @2Ghz clocking = 2hrs. lol Fail fail fail.
    Just look at battery life in notebooks and how big those batteries are. Until we have a breakthrew with some "fusion" technology in batteries…it's a fail !!!!

    • Theres no mention of battery life at all. The MSI Wind U100 on 6 cell, so is more than viable to have a decent life in a mobile device such as this. Why is it so outrageous?

    • T1000

      1. With fast 4G streaming, phones (and notebooks) will be able to keep more of their data on clouds — the battery will just power the stream. I don’t think you can really do a “present day” calculation/comparison as the transistors will all be thinner in the future by double orders of magnitude and thereby require less energy to power them.

    • T1000

      2. I’ve been monitoring battery technology for decades and know that new innovative battery tech is constantly being invented. I can only guess the reasons of why we do not constantly see this new battery tech in devices. First : It’s too expensive for the inventor, or a new company that is interested in his/her idea, to get it off the ground to compete with the currently lower costing battery tech? Second : The big battery companies want to control how long our batteries last to a specific degree to allow themselves to keep making an exact amount of money? But one thing I do know is that we never have to freak out about not having enough battery power for our devices — It’s always there; waiting in the wings.

  • random

    sure, it will be a bit battery-intensive, but at the same time other technologies are advancing fast, mainly with respect to screens. Super AMOLED has better performances and consumes 20% less than AMOLED, early 2011 Time multiplexed optical shutter (TMOS) displays should come out for smartphones with comsumption of about one fifth of super AMOLED without compromising on performances, and simpler and cheaper to manufacture…
    And for CPU, there is a chip war going on: Apple, TI, Qualcomm… Intel that want to enter the market! The coming multi-GHz processors and their comsumptions will have nothing in common with something like a notebook!

  • Mike

    With those specs, it will be like 1989 again, when people carried huge batteries for their phones. On the other hand, in 10 years from now, we will be remembering the old days when cell phones only ran at 3 GHz, 12 megapixal cameras, and only had 100GB of storage and screen resolutions of 1280 x 720.

  • buoy

    The newer processors may have gone through several die-shrinks (and perhaps skipped a node altogether) especially if it’s from TSMC , so they naturally run faster and consume less power (depending on the goals)… so it’s not surprising that a 2Ghz phone CPU could consume less battery and take up less space, meaning you can squeeze a larger battery in there anyway, regardless of little to no advances in battery tech.

    Also, this level of innovation won’t be just over the next several years. This is an information technology which, as with all other information technologies, grows expontentially and shows no signs of stopping… so even 10 or 15 years down the track, the phones (if we still call them that) will continue to ravenously grow in speed, power and performance. It’s just the way it works. Compare an iPhone4 to a VAX supercomputer of the 1970s. That is 100,000 times faster and occupies your hip pocket instead of the floor of a building… and consumes a tiny tiny fraction of the power… and costs how much less in comparative purchasing power for an individual? that’s a thousand billion fold increase in computing performance and price…

    … and all that has come before was just the tip of the iceberg. we haven’t seen anything yet 🙂 10 years down the track, your pocket device would have seemingly unlimited resolution, be an order of magnitude (or two) faster and the space on it would be… gosh… many many terabytes. we can’t even think in terms of that, and that’s only a decade into the future. crazy stuff. exciting also. lol.

  • kia

    Samsung S2 idea is great, but if it can come with 5″ multi touch screen

  • papa

    I am going to buy this.

    I’m still using a Nokia dumbphone bought in 2005. Been wanting to get a new smartphone since early this year.

    If I am going to plonk down some serious cash for a device, it better be worth the price.

    The dodgy roadmap of Nokia and the dubious quality of its more recent releases made me hesitate to buy another Nokia (although the N8 is pretty sweet with an excellent camera).

    Iphone 4… the antennagate. There are also rumors that Steve Jobs will hasten the release of the next Iphone (4G or 5) early next year. It’s a wait and see.

    I have faith in the quality and aesthetics of Samsung(hardware) and Google(software). It will be an unstoppable combination.

    There’s also the arrival of Windows Mobile 7 on the horizon. Things will get pretty interesting in the smartphone market in 2011. Great time to be alive.

  • amsa

    if its a android based phone then its capacitive keys wont be like windows based phone.. have a look again in the above pix

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