Samsung obviously has other devices up its sleeve for Mobile World Congress, now that the Galaxy S III definitely won’t be making its debut there.So what can we expect? The latest rumour points to yet another refresh of the Galaxy S II. Yes, shocking, isn’t it?
Caught in some benchmark results, the phone could be called the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus, proving Samsung really has got bored naming its phones. So, what is there to get excited about with this new S II?
Not all that much if the benchmarking is to be believed. Instead of the plain old 1.2GHz dual-core chip inside the S II, the S II Plus will use a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The screen looks as if it’ll remain the same 4.2-inch panel with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread will be its operating system.
A tweet from Mobile-Review’s Eldar Murtazin with a picture of an unnamed Samsung smartphone attached has been connected to the S II Plus, and if it’s correct, the buttons have been integrated into the screen in a similar fashion to US-spec Galaxy phones. This suggests the presence of Android Ice Cream Sandwich rather than Gingerbread, but there is a question mark over the image’s authenticity.
However, there’s a chance those basic specs aren’t quite correct, as the S II Plus could be another name for a European version of the S II HD Skyrocket from the USA. Both these phones use a 1.5GHz dual-core chip, but have much bigger screens, and the S II HD could boast a 720p resolution.
Let’s hope that’s the case, as welcome though a speed bump is, it’s just not all that exciting when it’s wrapped up in a very familiar package.