This week at Samsung's Galaxy S II announcement event in New York City, Vice President of Samsung's Consumer & Enterprise Services Gavin Kim spoke briefly with SlashGear on a couple of rather relevant subjects: Samsung's future with webOS (or lack thereof) and the future of the Galaxy S II in the USA. Having a keen sense of what the press and the public might have a wild heyday with as far as official statements go, Kim refrained from making any breaking fact drops or, as I might call it, Electropolitical gaffes. Instead Kim reinforced our already strong faith in the Samsung Telecommunications brand by noting that it was the market that decided where Samsung would make its next set of moves.
This week at IFA 2011 in Berlin we've been given the opportunity have quite a few hands-on looks at products from a handful of vendors, but it's the Samsung stand that's got us most interested as their newest line of products are so very comparable to one another. This week revealed to us two brand new devices, that being the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Samsung Galaxy Note, the former being the next tablet device in the Galaxy Tab line, the latter being what Samsung is describing as the perfect half-way point between smartphone and tablet. Then there's the Samsung Galaxy S II as it exists on the international market right this second. How do they all compare?
What we've come to understand is the world's first mobile tablet utilizing the ultra-bright and lovely Super AMOLED Plus display from Samsung is the Galaxy Tab 7.7, a 7-inch device made for ultimate viewing quality and portability. It's this week at IFA 2011 in Berlin that we're being shown some of the biggest and brightest Android-based devices Samsung has ever offered up, this 7.7-inch display-having tablet now what's essentially the biggest brightest tablet on earth. This tablet also features a fantastically powerful 1.4GHz dual-core processor as well as an ultra-small chassis at just 7.89 millimeters thin and 335 grams (12 ounces) in weight.
This Tuesday on a rather sunny post-hurricane NYC afternoon, Samsung announced their newest version of the top-selling Android smartphone, in this iteration called the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. We've seen just a little bit of this device in the past, it having had a tiny outing earlier today, press shots, and a family outing having taken place last week. What makes this new device unique compared to the original version is a handful of new features, the most obvious of these being the larger 4.52-inch display.
So the WiMAX version of the Samsung Galaxy S II was outed earlier by a slide on one of Samsung's product pages, but now the details are confirmed. Unlike the T-Mobile and AT&T versions, this one will tack on "Epic 4G Touch" to the original Samsung Galaxy S II moniker. It will also be the first of the three to become available, launching on September 16.
Samsung's much anticipated Galaxy S II smartphone is about to get its official US debut later this evening. It's set to launch on three of the four major US carriers with the device to vary slightly for each. One of these variants is a WiMAX version called the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, which has apparently outed itself a bit early.