BARCELONA: Samsung has unveiled its latest smartphone, the Android 2.3-powered Samsung Galaxy S II, featuring near-field communication technology and security measures designed to make it suitable for enterprise use.
The device boasts a 4.3in Super-Amoled Plus screen and a dual-core processor which the firm's Mobile Communications president JK Shin said will provide key benefits for consumers and business users.
"We are developing technology that brings faster processing speeds and more powerful performance with the dual-core application processor so multi-tasking becomes easier and faster," he said.
"Customers will enjoy super enhanced performance, improved web browsing, super graphic quality and a better user interface."
The device weighs 116g and boasts an 8-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera as well as a 1650mAh battery, which Samsung claimed gives it the longest standby and talk time of any smartphone.
The firm has worked with companies including Cisco and Sybase to provide sufficient security control on the device to help IT managers feel comfortable letting employees use the phone for corporate purposes.
"To meet the challenges of security-related issues we have partnered with Sybase for the Galaxy S II to provide the most comprehensive management set for any Android device," said Samsung global account manager Andy Coughlin.
Raj Nathan, executive vice president at Sybase, explained that the firm had introduced a number of measures that IT staff could use to retain control over the device if they let it access corporate applications and data.
"Staff can keep corporate applications in the sandbox so that personal and corporate data are not mixed, and you can restrict access to corporate data to authorised devices only," he said.
"This provides a truly optimised device management environment that guarantees the strongest solutions yet to help secure, mobilise and transform the enterprise."
The device is also enabled with HSPA+ to offer maximum download speeds of 21Mbit/s and uploads of 5.67Mbit/s which the firm said will help users benefit from 4G mobile internet speeds. It also supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1.
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