Samsung unveiled its next-generation Galaxy S smartphone at Mobile World Congress today. Dubbed the Samsung Galaxy S II, the handset improves on its predecessor in a number of ways. First, you've got the addition of a dual-core processor. We were originally told by the company that it was using Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset but were later informed that it was Samsung's own chip; unfortunately, further details were not provided at the event, but generally speaking you should see faster performance and graphics.
Sony Ericsson's worst-kept secret is now a reality. On Sunday, the day before Mobile World Congress officially opened, Sony Ericsson finally took the wraps off of the Xperia Play. Long billed as the "PlayStation phone," the Xperia Play is the handset that Sony Ericsson highlighted last week during the Super Bowl. In the United States, it will arrive as a Verizon Wireless exclusive later this spring.
The Xperia Pro is much like the Xperia Neo except that it has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It ships with Android 2.3 and features an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel camera on the front.
The Optimus 3D smartphone builds on the Optimus 2X and Optimus Black that LG announced last month at CES. You'll find a similar candy bar design in basic black. The 4.3-inch display takes up the most real estate, but four touch-navigation elements sit just below. LG was quick to point out the Optimus 3D's "tri-dual" configuration, which involves a 1GHz dual-core processor and dual-channel and dual-memory architecture. Just as importantly, the company said the handset can record, view, and share 3D content.