So now we have a pretty good idea about that “big thing” Samsung recently promised. SammyHub reports that the Korean consumer electronics maker will demo a new Galaxy S II smartphone at the IFA trade show scheduled to run September 2-7, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. It’ll feature 4G connectivity and Samsung intends to pitch it as the first true world phone capable of connecting to LTE, GSM and WCDMA cellular networks.
The device will also sport slightly revised specs, including a bigger 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth, eight-megapixel camera with flash and a 1850mAh battery. The 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab tablet will also get LTE and a 1.5GHz processor, in addition to a 1280-by-800 pixel resolution display and a three-megapixel camera. The company should reveal US launch plans August 29 at a major product announcement to take place in New York City.
This information is official as it’s been sourced from YoungSamsung.com, a Samsung-managed web site.The finding comes on the heels of a number of staged leaks which pointed to upcoming Samsung tablets and smartphones. This is my next yesterday reported that Samsung’s own Android app suggests the September 1 launch of a 7.7-inch version of the Galaxy Tab tablet, in addition to the Wave 3 feature phone powered by Samsung’s Bada software and a brand new device dubbed Galaxy Note, probably a tablet of sorts with a stylus. Previous leaks include the supposed specs of an array of new Samsung smartphones said to be marketed under the Galaxy M, Galaxy W, Galaxy Y and Galaxy R monikers.