There are smartphones, and then there are Samsung flagship smartphones. The South Korean electronics and IT powerhouse that is Samsung Electronics recently announced that shipments of its latest Android 4.0 powered flagship model have surpassed 10 million units in just two months. According to Samsung, sales of this globally popular model could eventually top 40 million, which would make it the all-time best-selling smartphone for the company. (Just to put these figures in perspective, if this smartphone was an album, it would surely be on track to out-sell 21, English chanteuse Adele‘s record-breaking collection of Grammy Award winning songs, and a sure bet to out-sell global sales of Fleetwood Mac‘s evergreen Rumours).
Much is said about the vital statistics of this particular flagship model: a generous 4.8-inch screen with 720p HD resolution, with an 8-megapixel camera and 1.9-megapixel front camera to boot. And its lightweight and svelte, weighing in at 4.7 ounces and measuring 8.6 millimeters thin. But this model also packs a special treat for the ears that many beady-eyed gadget reviewers have overlooked in their haste to post their glowing critiques. That sonic treat is CSR’s aptX® *
Already installed in a fast-growing ecosystem of top-notch Bluetooth headphones, hot speaker docks, and Bluetooth adapters for in-car and home-based audio sytems, aptX® audio coding technology super-charges the fidelity of stereo audio when streamed over a Bluetooth wireless connection. So next time you use aptX® enabled Bluetooth headphones to enjoy the plaintive voice of Stevie Nicks streaming from your new Android powered Samsung smartphone, listen up to the positive difference aptX makes.
* CSR aptX audio coding technology replaces the standard audio codec Bluetooth employs for streaming stereo audio wirelessly from audio devices to headphones and speakers, delivering improved, high-fidelity sound comparable to the CD quality consumers have come to expect from their home entertainment systems. As a result, aptX technology is becoming the de facto industry standard for premium quality Bluetooth stereo audio.