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Samsung Galaxy S II First to Flaunt MHL Port

Written on February 23, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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The Consortium has spoken and the Samsung Galaxy S II heralds the arrival of the MHL.

We’re already impressed with the Samsung Galaxy S II as it is, but one tiny detail about Samsung’s latest Android phone went under our noses during the Mobile World Congress that’s probably just as important as the next feature, and that’s the MHL port. The Samsung Galaxy S II is the first smartphone to ever have the said port which switches the phone into USB data or MHL audio/video modes. A special 5-wire micro-USB to HDMI cable is provided to let you send video and audio to HDMI displays. The MHL cable also allows you to charge your smartphones to HDMI-enabled televisions, although no television is capable of doing that yet, perhaps in Q2 of 2011.

The MHL project was first announced way back in 2008 with the approval of a consoritium that is composed of Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Silicon Image, and Sony. Hit the break and watch the video to know more about the MHL.

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