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Samsung held a special event to unveil or "unpack" its Galaxy S. Even before you entered the room, Samsung prepared you for something big.

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A big screen

Omar Khan, Samsung's SVP of strategy and product management, introduced the Galaxy on a very large screen. At 4 inches, the Galaxy S has a sizable AMOLED display of its own.

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Slim stuff

The Galaxy S is 0.389 inches (9.9 millimeters) wide. According to Samsung, it's the thinnest full-featured smartphone on the market.

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Bright and bold

The Galaxy S' display is brilliant. It offers five home screens that you can customize to your liking. Below the display are two touch controls and an OK button.

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From behind

The Galaxy S has just a camera lens and a small speaker.

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In the hand

The Galaxy S is thin, but it has a nice feel.

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Up on top

The Galaxy S has a 3.5mm headset jack and a Micro-USB port for the charger and USB cable.

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Main menu

The Galaxy S' Touchwiz 3.0 main menu has a simple icon-based design. You get three pages for icons.

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Keyboard

The Galaxy S has a large comfortable virtual keyboard. The control to the left of the "Q" key activates the Galaxy S' Swype feature.

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Make a call

The virtual keyboard also has a spacious design. You can access your phone book and call log with one touch.

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Daily Briefing

The Galaxy's S daily briefing feature is designed to be used each morning when you turn on your phone. It will show your local weather, personalized stock quotes, as well as news and calendar events for that day.

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Very nice video

The phone's video player output resolution is 720p at 30 frames per second. The color and resolution are amazing.

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Time for music

The music player has a simple design that supports album art.

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Camera

The excellent display resolution is further visible in the camera application.

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Photo gallery

The Galaxy has an attractive photo gallery application for the 5-megapixel camera.

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Web browser

The Galaxy S has a full HTML Web browser. The phone supports double-tap and pinch-and-zoom multitouch.

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Stocks

View stock prices by the day over a select period.

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Weather

The weather application is bright and user-friendly.

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Calendar

Samsung takes the Android calendar in a different design direction.

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FM radio

We like the FM radio interface.

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