The Galaxy S II packs a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB Ram (The original Galaxy S was single core with 512MB Ram).
While the original Galaxy S won fans over with its 4-inch AMOLED screen, the Galaxy S II expands to 4.3 inches and uses Samsung’s new Super AMOLED Plus technology. Super AMOLED Plus is said to deliver a brighter, more vibrant image and Samsung swears that despite its improved performance, the beefed-up screen won’t have a negative impact on Android battery life.
The Samsung Galaxy S II will ship with Android Gingerbread, Google’s latest smartphone-ready edition of the Android operating system. The Galaxy S in comparison, is currently running either Android 2.2 or Android 2.1, depending on the model.
The Galaxy S II comes with a new 4.0 version of TouchWiz, Samsung’s proprietary Android user interface. TouchWiz 4.0 revolves around a series of “hubs” integrated apps that let you access social features, reading materials, games, and music and also includes an integrated voice control application and Kies-based PC syncing utility.
- 8MP, compared to the previous generation’s 5
- Front-facing camera for video chat
- LED flash and 1080p video recording
- Equipped with Android-friendly NFC technology