Friday, January 11, 2013

Samsung Announces Galaxy S II Plus, the Smaller Brother of the Aging S II

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus Samsung Announces Galaxy S II Plus, the Smaller Brother of the Aging S II

Almost two years have passed since Samsung first showed us the first ‘dual-core phone of the masses’ and now its time for Samsung to release a version of it and they have done so in the Galaxy S II Plus. The phone is similar both technically and design-wise to the Galaxy S II but has lost some of its features (perhaps to keep the price down). Here are the specs:
  • 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 480 x 800
  • Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen
  • Dimensions: 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Nature UX
  • S Voice, Voice Unlock, S Beam, Smart Alert, Popup Video, Direct Call, Smart Stay
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Hyperglazed plastic build
  • Weight: 127 grams
  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and TI OMAP chipset
  • 1 GB RAM & 8GB expandable storage
  • 8mp camera with 1080p video recording, LED flash and zero shutter lag
  • 2mp front-facing camera
  • 1650 mAh battery
  • 3G, Bluetooth 3.0, Wifi, Wifi-Hotspot, FM radio & microUSB v2.0
  • Optional NFC
  • Available in Chic White and Dark Blue colors
This phone has also copied some nice tricks and features from the Galaxy S III like the S Voice, S Beam and Smart Stay. The interesting thing here is that spec-wise, the Galaxy S II Plus is obviously a better phone than the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini so we get a feeling these are the specs that the Galaxy S III Mini should’ve got but unfortunately that didn’t happened.
Another interesting thing here is that the original S II’s price has dropped considerably and it will get Jelly Bean too so even that’s not too bad of a deal. Still, I would actually favour this phone because this will be the one getting all the software upgrades in the future so if you’ve got the money, this is the way you should be heading towards.

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