What Samsung is Building to Succeed the Galaxy S

According to a leaked presentation document from Samsung that Engadget got its hands on, the Nexus S isn’t the only super smartphone the company is working on for next year. The phone has no name or codename right now, but the specs might just blow you away. Can you say Super AMOLED 2 display?

Unconfirmed specs of Samsung’s flagship smartphone for early 2011

  • 4.3” or 4.5” WVGA sAMOLED2 touchscreen
  • 1.2 GHz processor
  • 8 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • 1080p video playback and recording
  • 16 GB of internal storage
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 14.4 Mbps over HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’

These have you excited? Note that Engadget says that it is certain the leaked slide comes from Samsung but the picture on it is not the device itself but instead just a stock photo image used as a placeholder.

Like I said before, the device has no name or codename. It also has no release date, pricing or release date yet. It is however expected to be “ultra sleek.” Anyone else interested in this ‘sAMOLED2’ screen? Samsung keeps revising and improving its screens so I’m hoping to be pleasantly blown away by its next design.

The presence of Android Gingerbread is excellent. Of course, Android 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’ is slated for an early 2011 release as well, possibly on Motorola’s coming MotoPad tablet. Samsung has been notoriously slow updating its current Galaxy S series of devices to Android 2.2 ‘Éclair’, making me wonder how long everyone will have to wait to eventually get Honeycomb.

The 1080p playback and recording features should also be noted. 5 megapixel cameras in smartphones became standard this year, and 8 megapixels might become the standard for next. Many smartphones are now capable of doing 720p video recording in HD, and now that some of the first 1080p HD video recording smartphones are being announced or leaked… will 2011 be the year of 1080p?

Let me know what you think. Hopefully we get some more information on this superphone from Samsung soon. You just know manufacturers are going to keep pushing and pushing the technological barriers.

Anyone else interested in this thing? Going to pass on the Galaxy S or Nexus S to get your hands on one of these when they come out?

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