June 26, 2010

Launch of Samsung Galaxy S

Filed under: Android,Events,Gadgets,Phones — yoga @ 4:47 am
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Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy S

Yes folks, the Samsung Galaxy S has landed on our shores and you can count on Maxis once again to offer an irresistible offer that will make you want to rush out and get one, especially after you’ve seen the specifications and actual smartphone itself. I was fortunate enough to be invited by Maxis to attend the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S and I can let me tell you this having the HTC Desire in my pocket suddenly doesn’t make it seem that desirable any more 😀

Galaxy S pricing

Galaxy S pricing

The Samsung Galaxy S is going to be sold for RM 2,599 (RRP) as compared to RM 2,199 (RRP) for the HTC Desire but wait that’s not all !! If you decide to buy the Samsung Galaxy S and sign a one year contract with Maxis you can take home the phone with for for just RM 1,699. Yes for just RM 200 extra you get the Samsung Galaxy S which has the following features

Processor 1GHz CPU Speed
OS Samsung Android 2.1 (Eclair)
Samsung Apps / Android Market
Display 4.0” WVGA(480×800) 16M SUPER AMOLED
mDNIe(Mobile Digital Natural Image engine)
Dimension 64.2 X 122.4 X 9.9 mm (119g)
Android Samsung UI Multiple Homescreens
Hybrid Widgets
Network HSDPA / HSUPA 900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS 850/ 900/1800/1900
Android Browser Flash Lite3.1, RSS reader
Camera 5.0 Megapixel AF camera
Self Shot, Action Shot, Add me, Cartoon Shot, Smile Shot
Video HD Video Player & Recorder (1280 x 720) @ 30fps
codec: DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, VC-1
format: 3gp(mp4), AVI(divx), MKV, FLV, H.263Sorenson
Memory 16GB MicroSD(Up to 32GB)

(Standard Li-pol, 1,500mAh)

Talk time: 2G/803 min, 3G/393 min.
Standby time: 2G/750 hrs, 3G/576 hrs.
Music Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack
Light Sensor Accelerometer sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Additional Features Layar Reality Browser powered by Tele Atlas
Swype, Write & Go
Aldiko e-book
Price and availability RM2,599.00 , 25th June 2010 onwards

Does that justify the extra RM 200  ?  You be the judge of that but for some, the 4″ Super AMOLED screen helped making the decision easier when comparing the Galaxy S with other Android enabled smartphone. Since it’s an exclusive offer from Maxis, if you want the phone on it’s own without the 1 year contract it’s going to have to wait till the 25th of June 🙂

If you want to have a look at the phone for yourself before deciding to purchase one, Maxis will be doing a roadshow to promote the Galaxy S. First stop, Sunway Pyramid. Early birds who purchase the phone could walk away with a free pair of speakers*.

Venue : LG2, Blue Wing, Section E, Sunway Pyramid
(in front of the Subway outlet)
Date : 25-27 June 2010 (Friday-Sunday)
Time : 10am to 10pm

*While stocks last

Okay now let’s move on to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy.

It’s my first product launch and I was rather excited to see what Samsung has up they’re sleeves and how much better the Samsung Galaxy S really is. The launch took place yesterday evening at Rootz, Lot 10 and upon registering I was greeted by this stage which had colorful lighting surrounding a projection that said Samsung – Turn on Tomorrow.

Turn on tomorrow

Turn on tomorrow

The event started off with an introduction from the lovely Daphne Iking who was the emcee for the event. Mr Yu Jai Sui, Managing Director of Samsung Malaysia was called upon the stage and he shared his enthusiasm with their top of the line smartphone; “The Galaxy S is a feature-packed and high-end smartphone for people who want to be more effective, productive and better connected. We’re extremely proud of the innovation that has taken smartphones to the next level” says Mr Yu.

Emcee for the day, Daphne Iking

Emcee for the day, Daphne Iking

Mr Yu Jai Sul, Managing Director, Samsung Malaysia

Mr Yu Jai Sul, Managing Director, Samsung Malaysia

Next up on stage Maxis’ Chief Operating Officer, Jean-Pascal van Overbeke. He (Maxis) basically was thrilled to be partnering Samsung Malaysia Electronics to be the first to exclusively offer the Galaxy S locally, yes once again Maxis has manage to get exclusivity just like they did with the HTC Desire. He also mentioned that the Galaxy S complements Maxis’ widest range of Android offerings in the market and I for one am happy that even more Android powered smartphones are flooding the market. This will definitely cause the prices of the smartphones to be competitive which is always a good thing for consumers.
Mr Yu and Mr Jean with the Galaxy in their hands

Mr Yu and Mr Jean with the Galaxy in their hands

There was a demo on the Samsung Galaxy S and what impressed me was it was the smartphone was connected to the projector. Whatever was done on the device was also shown on the big screen. There were also some performances and models walking around the stage with the Samsung Galaxy S in their hands !! I WANT !!! I was talking about the Galaxy S okay 😀

There were also some demo units for us to have a feel of the Galaxy and boy was I blown away by the Super AMOLED display !! Though I wished that the phones came with sim cards or access to the internet to really play around with the phone. I was dying to load Youtube and watch a HD movie trailer on the Galaxy S 😀

Here’s more pictures from the event


  1. Hi Friend, just wanna check wth u, got any roadshow coming on July? TQ.

    Comment by Jay — July 7, 2010 @ 8:53 am | Reply

  2. Currently there’s no news on any roadshows for July but there’s demo sets at Maxis Center for you to try out the Samsung. I know the one at Gardens and Curve has it 🙂

    Comment by yoga — July 8, 2010 @ 12:19 pm | Reply

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