Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Philippines: Officially Launched, Price, Specs, Initial Impressions

Last week, TechPinas received an invite to attend the Philippine launch of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S scheduled yesterday. TP graced the occasion held in WhiteSpace to let YOU, our dear reader, IN on what's hot about this new device.

Here are some photos taken from the event and shots of the flagship Android phone itself:

Just showing you what was launched at the event. Part of the job, really. :)

Because we all love to do this; taking self-photo.

Samsung Wave (left), Samsung Galaxy S (right)

Touting a design identity reminiscent of iPhone 3GS', Samsung Galaxy S is incredibly thin and light with depth of only 9.9 millimeters and weight of merely 119 grams. Note, however, that the phone's lightweight form factor is a complete anti-thesis to the heavyweight features it delivers.

Samsung Galaxy S dons a breathtaking 4" SuperAMOLED capacitive touchscreen that perfectly complements its Android 2.1 Eclair Operating System and TouchWiz User Interface. Its ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor, 512 RAM and 2GB ROM, on the other hand, make sure all applications run smoothly -- including graphics-demanding games. Practically all connectivity options you need on a mobile device are likewise covered; GPRS, 3G, HSPA, Wifi and Bluetooth. Other features and ports include a 5 MegaPixel camera at the back that captures photos with up to 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution and shoots 720p@30fps HD videos, Stereo FM radio with RDS, MicroUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack and 8 GB or 16GB internal memory options.

Samsung Galaxy S comes in 2 colors, Black and Grey. Right now, the phone is exclusively available via Globe Telecom. The company is offering it for free when you get Plan 2499 (this promo runs from June 30 to July 31, 2010 only). You may also get it via Prepaid Kit (with 5-day free unlimited web surfing) for Php 32,995.

TP Initial Impressions:

Samsung Galaxy S is hands-down one of the sexiest phones I've laid my hands on. It's just incredibly svelte.

Sure, it's a tad wide because of the ginormous screen - making you think twice about putting it in your pocket and running the risk of breaking in it half; But then, it's way too sexy to be placed in such a dark place. Galaxy S is a phone you'd love to flaunt -- be it in a corporate meeting or in an intimate night-out with friends.

That's it for now. :) Stay tuned for TP's full review of the device.

(Thanks for the invite, Miss O! It was nice to see you again, Raine!)

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  1. hello sir! san po review? want to know your verdict.

  2. yan ba ung sinasabing katapat ng iphone 4? casing palang ang layo na eh. tapos eto ung specs para malinawan din kayo..

    samsung galaxy S

    Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
    Type Candybar smartphone
    Release date June/July, 2010
    Operating system Android 2.1 (Upgradable to 2.2) [1] with TouchWiz UI 3.0
    CPU Samsung Hummingbird S5PC110, 1 GHz
    Storage capacity 8/16 GB (Flash Nand Memory)
    microSD (up to 32GB supported)
    Memory 512MB RAM, 2GB Flash
    Display 4.0" WVGA
    Super AMOLED
    (0.38 Megapixels) with mDNIe
    Graphics PowerVR SGX 540
    Input 5-point[2] Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display, 3-axis accelerometer, additional 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, proximity & light sensors, Swype
    Camera 5 Megapixel with Auto Focus but no flash, 720p HD Video, Self shot, Action shot, Panorama shot, Stop motion, Smile shot, Add me
    Front-facing VGA camera (on select models)
    Connectivity Dual band CDMA2000/EV-DO Rev. A 800/1900 MHz CDMA 800/1900 MHz EVDO Rev. A, WiMAX 2.5 to 2.7GHz; 802.16e 2.5G(GSM/GPRS/EDGE): 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz; 3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps): 900/ 1900/ 2100 MHz; Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Bluetooth 3.0; USB 2.0, DLNA, Radio FM
    Dimensions 122.4 mm (4.82 in) (h)
    64.2 mm (2.53 in) (w)
    9.9 mm (0.39 in) (d)
    Weight 118 g (4.2 oz)
    Predecessor Samsung Galaxy i-7500

    iphone 4

    Developer Apple Inc.
    Manufacturer Foxconn (OEM)[1]
    Slogan This changes everything. Again.[2]
    Form factor Slate smartphone
    Generation 4
    Release date 24 June 2010[a]
    Units sold 2.5 million (as of 22 August 2010)[3]
    Operating system iOS 4.1 (Build 8B117)
    Released September 8, 2010; 2 days ago (2010-09-08)
    Power Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
    3.7 V at 1420 mAh[4]
    CPU Apple A4 (ARM Cortex-A8)[5]
    GPU Apple A4 (PowerVR SGX 535)[5]
    Storage capacity 16 GB or 32 GB flash memory
    Memory 512 MB eDRAM[6]
    Display 3.5-inch (89mm) diagonal 1.5:1 aspect ratio widescreen
    LED backlit IPS TFT LCD Retina display
    960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi (0.61 Megapixels)
    800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
    500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
    Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back glass
    Audio Single loudspeaker
    3.5 mm TRRS
    Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
    Input Multi-touch touchscreen display
    Dual microphone
    3-axis gyroscope
    3-axis accelerometer
    Digital compass
    Proximity sensor
    Ambient light sensor
    Rear camera 5 MP
    HD video (720p) at 30 fps
    1.75 µm size pixels
    5× digital zoom
    Tap to focus video or still images
    LED flash
    Photo and video geotagging
    Front camera .3 MP (VGA)
    SD video (480p) at 30 fps
    25.17 µm size pixels
    Tap to focus video or still images
    Photo and video geotagging
    Connectivity Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
    (850 900 1800 1900 MHz)
    Penta-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA
    (850 900 1900 2100 MHz)
    Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) (2.4 GHz only)
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    Online services App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, MobileMe
    Dimensions 115.2 mm (4.54 in) (h)
    58.66 mm (2.309 in) (w)
    9.3 mm (0.37 in) (d)
    Weight 137 g (4.8 oz)
    Predecessor iPhone 3GS


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