Global launch to follow in May
Samsung has launched a new version of its Galaxy S smartphone in South Korea ahead of its global launch in May.
The company said that Galaxy S II, a sequel to the Android-powered Galaxy S smartphone that the company launched last June, will be offered in South Korea through the country’s three mobile carriers, SK Telecom, KT and LG.
The Galaxy S II also runs on Google’s Android operating system and uses Samsung’s own dual-core application processors. The company said that the new product is slimmer and features a bigger screen than the previous version.
Samsung mobile division chief JK Shin said that the company aims to sell more than 10 million units of the new version of the smartphone this year. Shin added that Samsung is also targeting an over five-fold rise in sales of its Galaxy Tab tablet devices.
The South Korean company said the global launch of the new model globally will start this May through 140 operators in 120 countries.