Samsung Galaxy S successor to be announced next month [NFC, Dual Core, Super AMOLED Plus]

Samsung’s Galaxy S, and the many other names it goes under in America where all four of the major operators launched it, has been a massive success. The South Korean firm announced that they’ve shipped more than 10 million of them in just 7 months. How are you supposed to follow that act? By announcing the Galaxy S 2 of course! Rumor has it that it’s going to look like the blurry picture above, feature a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, similar to the one that was in the Samsung Inspire 4G for AT&T that was shown off at CES, dual core processor, NFC chip, and it’ll run the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, version 2.3 Gingerbread. Whether those dual cores are built using the ARM Cortex A8 or A9 processor, we don’t know. The NVIDIA Tegra 2 uses the A9 and while the media has yet to fully benchmark devices that use that chip, early impressions of the LG Optimus 2X, the first dual core smartphone to be announced, indicate that it’s a whole new level of performance.

Samsung makes their own chips, screens, memory, and just about everything else needed to make a mobile phone; they also sell these parts to other handset makers, including Apple. In 2010 they announced “Orion”, their dual core chip that is built on the 45 nanometer process, packs two ARM Cortex A9 processors, an unnamed graphics processor that’s supposed to be 5x faster than the previous generation of chips, meaning the Hummingbird, and it can handle up to three displays. It’s due to begin mass production during the first half of this year, so chances are it may be in the G2. In 2010 Samsung announced the Galaxy S at Mobile World Congress and then shipped the device in the summer, so a similar thing may happen this year, at least we hope it does.

What say you, are you holding off on your next smartphone purchase because of Mobile World Congress? We are.

  • that sounds like an impressive list of hardware I might need to give samsung a second look

  • that sounds like an impressive list of hardware I might need to give samsung a second look

  • That looks exactly like my Samsung Omnia 7 (WP7) with a critical problem corrected.
    On the Omnia 7, the buttons at the bottom are too close to the screen so sometimes, swiping my fingers on the screen, I press those buttons by mistake.

    Now they moved the Samsung label between the monitor and the buttons, probably solving my problem.

  • xGsw

    The Galaxy S Phone line are amazing, I’ve the Captivate version and can’t wait to grab this new generation phone.

  • Guest

    The specs are impressive plus the design is promising but one bad think to keep in mind is samsung used to update android softwares too late!

    galaxy s users still waiting for 2.3 update?

    I guess this phone, Galaxy S successor, can only grab one LATE update, that means if it will be released with 2.3, it can only get 3.0.

  • Samsung is nothing but LIES

    Beware! Samsung NEVER updates their phones. I have the captivate and they originally promised the Froyo Update in sept. Then it was Nov. Then it was the end of Dec we swear. Then we get this ambiguous message in jan “Samsung feels it is important to make the Android 2.2/Froyo upgrade available only after we feel that we can give the millions of U.S. Galaxy S owners a simple and reliable upgrade experience. Due to the complexity and unique functionality of each Galaxy S device, we are performing additional testing and are working to make the Android 2.2/Froyo upgrade available to all U.S. Galaxy S owners, including the Samsung Vibrant, as soon as possible.”

    And the ultimate kick to the junk. The european version and now the canadian versions either have or are already receiving the update.

    I just want flash… even the iphone has it now… shoulda went with the apple…

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