Samsung Galaxy S launches in Europe ahead of global outing

Super smartphone to help Samsung close gap on Apple

In a galaxy far, far away... or a Voadfone store near you

Samsung’s Galaxy S i9000 smartphone handset has today been launched across Europe as over 100 networks gear-up for its mammoth simultaneous worldwide rollout.

Exclusive to Vodafone in the UK, the Galaxy S will be powered by a combination of Android 2.1 and a 1GHz processor whilst sporting Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 user interface.

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Also packing in a 4-inch super AMOLED display, 5-megapixel camera capable of top quality snaps and full HD video and a front-facing camera allowing for video calls, the Galaxy S is one of the most anticipated handset launches this year.

Over one million of Samsung’s Galaxy S handsets are expected to be shipped globally when it receives its launch in the U.S. and India in what is expected to be a few weeks time.

This huge shipping figure is a boost for Samsung which is hoping that the arrival of the Galaxy S will help it close the gap on the big-players in the smartphone market such as Nokia, RIM and Apple.

On Samsung’s desire to grown in the smarphone field, Samsung Mobile communication executive, DJ Lee said: “New devices will need to give the consumer more benefit, there are still some unmet needs."