NEW YORK--Samsung has taunted us for days about its upcoming Galaxy S series, sending outand even releasing and destinations of these Android phones. However, it's one thing to read about these devices, but it's another to actually see them up close.
On Tuesday evening, Samsung hosted an event in New York to introduce the entire Galaxy S series with remarks from J.K. Shin, president of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business, and Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Telecommunications America.
The news conference was mostly a repeat of what we already know about the phones, but, Shin and Khan shared some additional thoughts on the Galaxy S series:
Shin believes the Galaxy S will raise the bar in the smartphone market in three key areas: screen, speed, and content.
Cellular South will also get an Galaxy S phone as well in Fall 2010.
Khan: Galaxy S is the most significant achievement in the smartphone market for Samsung in the U.S.
Samsung's Super AMOLED screen is 2,500x faster than other display technologies to deliver an HD-like experience.
Entire Galaxy S portfolio will be updated to Android 2.2.
Media Hub: Comprehensive library of film and video content that can be viewed from the Galaxy S. Magazine, books, and newspapers. No details on content providers.
We also got some hands-on time with each of the four smartphones and though they weren't running final software, we still came away impressed by the series. You can see the devices in our First Look videos below, and we've also posted some of our first impressions in ourso have a look and let us know your thoughts. Will the Samsung Epic 4G, Fascinate, Vibrant, or Captivate be your next phone?
First Look videos:
Samsung Epic 4G (Sprint)