The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
Samsung smartphones are typically recognised as being the best Android phones on the market. After weeks of speculations, the Galaxy S9 has officially been launched during the Samsung Unpacked event held ahead of the Mobile World Congress last Sunday. On paper, the device looks like the new flagship phone to beat, setting new benchmarks and world’s-firsts.
2017 has been a great year for South Korean smartphone manufacturers, Samsung as it managed to regain its reputation as the top brand in the industry with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones. The company is planning to leverage on the momentum it has built by releasing its next flagship, the Galaxy S9.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||1.2 GHz|
|Display diagonal||10.8 cm (4.27")|
|Display resolution||480 x 800 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|2G standards||EDGE, GPRS, GSM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|GPRS multislot class||33|
|Internal storage capacity||16 GB|
|Maximum memory card size||32 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||2.3|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera flash|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||8 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||2 MP|
|Video recording modes||1080p|
|Battery capacity||1650 mAh|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Talk time (3G)||9 h|
|Standby time (3G)||620 h|
|Talk time (2G)||18.3 h|
|Standby time (2G)||710 h|
|Colour of product||Black|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list|
|Radio Data System (RDS)|
The Samsung Galaxy S2 Malaysia has a display that's considered small today, but back during its release year it was considered rather generous in size. The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a 4.3-inch SUPER AMOLED Plus display that is sharp and rich in color. The smartphone displays menus, videos, and other media in crisp and vivid colors, no matter indoor or outdoor. Playing games and movies seem to almost pop out of the smartphone with the signature rich colors an AMOLED display.
A dual-core processor sits at the heart of the Samsung Galaxy S2 Malaysia, powering it through daily and intensive uses. The dual-core processor clocks in at 1.2 Ghz, and is ultra responsive in mobile performance, allowing you to multi-task with ease. Web pages and applications will also load quicker, navigating through the Galaxy S2's user interface will also be a breeze.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 Malaysia takes the shape of a rather squared off silhouette. The squared design fits just right into the palm of your hands, with all the buttons in reach of your fingers, making it easy to manage the smartphone with just one hand.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 has buttons placed on the sides of the phone, unlike other smartphone models. On the right side of the smartphone sits the power button, while the left side has the volume rocker. On the front of the smartphone is a hardware home button at the lower chin, while two capacitive buttons flank it. The presence of these navigational buttons on the phone's bezel reduces the use of having buttons on the phone's display, giving everyone more screen real estate to use.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 has an internal storage of 16Gb, which is enough for most average uses such as downloading and installing applications, as well as storing media such as videos, music, and photographs. However, there are definitely those with heavier uses that want to download more applications and utilize more media; users like that can expand the smartphone's internal storage with a microSD card of up to 32GB.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 Malaysia is powered by Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which brings about a bevy of features and software optimization to bring enhanced performance to the smartphone. Be amazed at how powerful and customizable Android is, making the smartphone truly yours.