You read the title right and probably must have figured that out through our Live coverage on the Samsung Forum event in New Delhi. The Galaxy S II is officially launched in India and unless you’ve already purchased your handset from the grey market or called for it from abroad, you ought to be excited about this smartphone. The Galaxy S II aka I9100 is the Galaxy S’ successor and has a lot of features and specifications to boast of.

The successor is in India

The successor is in India

To start off with, the Galaxy S II is powered by a dual core processor clocking 1.2 GHz and a Mali-400MP GPU to enhance graphics. The device runs on Android Gingerbread and has Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz 4.0 User Interface running on top of it and has a Gorilla Glass encased Super AMOLED Plus display. A further look under the hood reveals the following of the smartphone:

  • 4.3-inch Capacitive Super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA, GPS with A-GPS
  • Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED Flash
  • 2 megapixel secondary camera
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM with RDS
  • 16/32 GB Internal memory, 1 GB RAM

The Galaxy S II has active noise cancellation with dedicated mic and there’s optional support for Near Field Communications as well. The camera has features like geo-tagging and touch focus along with others and can record 1080p videos at 30 fps. Apart from those, there’s support for various media formats like XviD, DivX, MP3, MP4 and more.

Now only the pricing of the Galaxy S II has been left and looking at how things are shaping up, it won’t be too long till we get information about that as well.

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