Samsung Galaxy S2+ Coming Soon?
Samsung have disappointed many of their fans when they announced that Samsung Galaxy S III will not debut at MWC 2012, but it seems that the South Korean company is preparing other goodies for the Spain-based event. We’ve already seen some upgraded versions of the Samsung successful devices, thus this alleged Galaxy S II Plus is not a surprising apparition.
Galaxy S II Plus won’t be the first device in Samsung’s line-up to receive the “Plus” appellative. The ol’ Samsung Galaxy S have been upgraded to “Plus” less than one year away from the release date. If Samsung Galaxy S II Plus is really coming this month in Barcelona, it would be interesting to see whether it sports the new Exynos 4212 chipset or TI OMAP 4470 CPU (the same as of Google Galaxy Nexus).
Rumor has it that the South Korea-based company will introduce the new Samsung Galaxy S II Plus at MWC 2012, event scheduled to debut on February 27th in Barcelona. It seems that the new terminal belonging to the Galaxy line-up features a dual-core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, a WVGA display with a resolution of 800×480 pixels and that it comes pre-loaded with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S2 is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 processor.
For the time being there’s not information about the price of Samsung Galaxy S II+, but it’s most likely to be even more expensive than the base version. The Android enthusiasts who want a cheaper solution can choose the Galaxy S+, a smartphone derived from the first SGS generation. The device comes with a single core processor and modest specifications: HD video recording support instead of Full HD, 512MB of RAM instead of 1GB RAM, and 4-inch display instead of 4.3-inch.
Even though Samsung won’t unveil the Galaxy S III they could have at least delight their fans with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Anyway the Android 4.0 firmware update for the high-end models of the Galaxy line-up is not too far away and we believe that’s the only reason why the South Korean company decided to release the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
As I mentioned above, we might be able to see the Samsung Galaxy S II in flash at Mobile World Congress 2012, but I am pretty sure that this device won’t compensate the absence of the year’s most awaited Samsung smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S III.