The latest rumors are pointing that Samsung will not launch Galaxy S4 in January 2013, as the South Korean company will unveil its latest HDTVs at CES 2013 event. Still, we might see some new Samsung smartphones, at the Las Vegas-based event, with Galaxy Grand Duos among them.
Besides Galaxy Grand Duos, we might also get to see an new version of the Samsung Galaxy S2 model, codenamed GT-I9105, and marketed as Galaxy S2 Plus.
Back in April 2011, when Samsung Galaxy S2 was launched, it was one of the most powerful smartphones on the market.
According to the leaked technical specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus model will be pretty similar to the first model. Rumor has it that Galaxy S2 Plus will sport a 4.3-inch display, with the same 480 x 800 pixels resolution, dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz, a primary camera with 8 megapixel sensor and LED flash, and a front-facing 2 megapixel camera.
There’s now word about the amount of RAM, but it seems that the internal storage will be limited to 8 GB, expandable using the integrated microSD card slot.
In terms of design, Galaxy S2 Plus is identical with the Galaxy S2 unveiled in February 2012 at MWC event, and it looks like two body colors will be available: “Chic White” and “Dark Blue.” Galaxy S2 Plus will reportedly weigh in 121 grams and measure 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.98 mm.
Regarding the operating system powering the Galaxy S2 Plus, it is speculated that it will come pre-loaded with Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 or 4.1.2.
If the technical specs rumors are accurate, then the Plus model might rather be regarded as a model weaker than Galaxy S2 I9100, since the processor clock speed has dropped from 1.2 GHz to 1 GHz.
The only real plus in Galaxy S2 Plus (see what I did here?) would be the operating system version, as the I9100 comes pre-loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
It was reported that Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus will hit the stores in Q1 2013, but there’s no sign of the price tag yet.