Samsung unveils Galaxy S II smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S II runs Android 2.3 ('Gingerbread')

Samsung Galaxy S II Android smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S II Android smartphone

Samsung has launched a new flagship smartphone: Galaxy S II. A successor to the Samsung Galaxy S, the Galaxy S II is an Android phone equipped with a dual-core 1GHz processor. It has a 4.3in Super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480x800. According to Samsung, the Galaxy S II, which is 125x66x8mm at its thinnest point, is the "world's thinnest smartphone".

The handset runs version 2.3 of Google's Android operating system and supports HSPA+ and 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. The phone will come in 16 GB and 32 GB models, and has a microSD card slot for adding storage.

Read our review of the Google Nexus S Android phone.

The rear-facing 8-megapixel camera can record 1080p (Full HD) video at 30 frames per second.

Like the recently released , the Galaxy S II supports NFC (Near-Field Communications).

Enterprise-focussed features include Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, On Device Encryption, Cisco's AnyConnect VPN client and WebEx collaboration suite, Sybase Afaria mobile device management, and VoIP over Wi-Fi using Cisco Mobile.

Additional reporting by Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Service, and Rohan Pearce.

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