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Samsung Galaxy S II – the First Phone with MHL Port

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

 

“There’s a small but important fact about Samsung’s newest Android flagship that slipped under our radar last week at Mobile World Congress.

The Galaxy S II is the first smartphone to feature an MHL port.

MHL, as you’ll recall, was first announced in 2008 as the Mobile High-Definition video Link “standard” for mobile devices promoted by a consortium that includes Nokia, Samsung, Toshiba, Sony, and Silicon Image.

So yeah, another mobile interconnect standard just like DisplayPort, mini-HDMI, or Light Peak.

Essentially, the micro-USB shaped MHL jack at the base of the Galaxy S II features internal circuitry that recognizes USB or MHL impedance and then automatically switches the phone into USB data / charging or MHL audio / video / charging modes.”

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