March 23, 2010 / 6:55 PM / 8 years ago

Samsung unveils new Galaxy S Android phone

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world’s second-biggest mobile phone maker, on Tuesday unveiled a new smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S, which is based on Google Inc’s Android software.

J.K. Shin, president, of Mobile Communications Business for Samsung Electronics, unveils a new Galaxy S Android smartphone during the International CTIA Wireless trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada March 23, 2010. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

The head of the company’s mobile phone business JK Shin told the audience in his keynote speech at the CTIA annual wireless trade show that the device would be available in the US later this year.

He said the Galaxy S would include an advanced screen technology called Super AMOLED that promises a display that is 20 percent brighter than existing phones and ideal for showing video on cellphones.

Shin also said Samsung is partnering with top media companies to bring full-length movies, television shows and electronic books to Samsung smartphones by direct download. Samsung said it would announce partners at a later date.

Reporting by Sinead Carew and Gabriel Madway, editing by Gerald E. McCormick

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