Samsung ‘s new Star II smartphone has been officially announced. More than thirty million units of its predecessor Star GT S5260 have been sold so far.
The new Samsung GT-S5260 Star II is more or less similar to its predecessor. Star II has a 3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display.
Samsung Star II will be released next month in Germany followed by other European countries, CIS, South America, India and the Middle East. The price of the device has not been announced, but is expected to be close to how much the original Star GT S5260 costs.
Star II has a 3 inch WQVGA resolution capacitive touchscreen display with TouchWiz 3.0 user interface, which is similar to the original Samsung Star. This implies that widgets can be customised for the Star II with the same settings as they have in the old Samsung Star. The new device, same as its predecessor, has a 3.2 megapixel camera without flash.
What is new in Star II is Wifi 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity, and greater focus on social networking features.
Star II has a widget called Social Hub that integrates feeds from various social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, with the device ‘s phone book and similar data. Star II also has multi-IM 2.0 which offers the flexibility to log into multiple IM accounts such as Yahoo, Google Talk, AIM, MSN and Facebook Chat through a single app.
Typing should be easier on Star II thanks to Samsung ‘s QuickType T9 Trace keyboard. Also new is a 3.5 mm audio port for headphones, and a microSD card slot to increase storage capacity.