MHL, the agent for overseeing and administering the adoption, licensing, and promotion of the MHL Specification, announced that Samsung Galaxy S II and Infuse 4G, the first mobile phones with MHL connectivity are now in mass production.
The MHL specification is an HD video and digital audio interface for connecting mobile phones and portable devices to HDTVs and other home entertainment products. It utilizes established connectors and features a single cable with a 5-pin interface, supports 1080p HD video and digital audio, and simultaneously provides power to the mobile device. It also enables the TV remote to control the mobile phone and access its contents.
At this time of connected consumer activity, it is imperative for electronics manufacturers to enable a seamless experience across multiple devices and screens. The MHL specification is stated to have significantly contributed to the growth of these types of smart consumer devices. With its market share position in smartphones, Samsung’s adoption of the MHL specification represents a step forward for MHL technology.
Samsung is the founding member of the MHL Consortium and, along with Nokia, Silicon Image, Sony, and Toshiba, played a significant role in creating and driving the Consortium forward.
Fully optimized for the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with TouchWiz UI, the Samsung Galaxy S II comes packed with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution support of 480 x 800, 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video-chat, microSD card slot with capacity up to 32GB, 1080p HD video recording, HD support through microUSB connector and many more advanced features.
The Samsung Infuse 4G features a large and vibrant 4.5-inch touch screen that's great for browsing and videos. The Android (News - Alert) smartphone is ultrathin and has an 8-megapixel camera and snappy performance.
MHL exclaimed that 2011 is expected to be an exciting year for MHL technology as partners and licensees of the standard introduce MHL-enabled products that provide consumers with a great optimized-for-mobile user experience every time they connect their device to their display. Samsung is taking the mobile experience and bringing it to the big screen with the release of the first MHL-enabled smartphones.
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Edited by Rich Steeves