Samsung has just unveiled their flagship Androi-powered mobile, the I9000 Galaxy S at CTIA 2010. It strangely looks familiar, but it’s no iPhone-clone; it’s a pretty powerful mobile that runs on a 1GHz processor and Android 2.1 operating system that’s packed into a slim 9.9mm frame topped with a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen. What exactly is a “Super AMOLED” screen? In a few words, they’re awesome-ized OLED screens.
Ok, technically, Super AMOLED screens are designed to be bright and vivid—at least more so than regular OLEDs—with performance that holds up well outdoors. They’re also built to be slimmer than your regular touchscreen TFT screens, and provide better touch response. With that said, the Super AMOLED screen on this mobile is pretty big, at 4 inches with a wide resolution of 800 x 480 for watching quality mobile-sized movies.
Mobile multimedia is pretty big on this phone. That high-res screen coupled with DivX and XviD support means that you can load this mobile with quality videos, which means that you’ll never get bored again—at least as long as you load it with something interesting to watch. If video quality is your thing, but you’re not into buying movies through iTunes, then HD DivX videos are the way to go, and this brings it. The built-in cam packs a 5MP sensor and autofocus along with the ability to record HD 720p video clips at 30fps.
The rest of the I9000’s spec is made up of the basics of the “high-end” variety, including Wi-fi B/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G, and GPS connectivity, and either 8GB or 16GBs of internal storage, depending on the model. A microSD card slot is available for expansion.
Pricing and availability hasn’t been revealed yet, but a worldwide launch is expected soon.