Samsung Galaxy S 2 specs leak again - Sammy's been pondering between 4.3" and 4.5" displays
Now what does it have in common with the second generation of the acclaimed Samsung Galaxy S? Just that they might be very, very similar. According to a Samfirmware tipster, Sammy has been testing two variances of the Samsung Galaxy S 2 - one with a 4.3", and one with a 4.5" Super AMOLED screens.
It makes sense to stand out with a 4.5-incher, when everyone maxes out at 4.3, and, as attested by our preview of the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc, the big screen is not unwieldy when the handset is thin enough, and the Galaxy S 2 is rumored to be very, very thin.
The other interesting part is that now a dual-core Orion chipset is all but confirmed, whereas there were doubts what might end up inside, with Samsung buying Tegra 2 chipsets and all. Sammy has developed two clock versions - 1GHz and 1.2 GHz. We guess if they end up with the 4.5-incher version on a 1.2GHz Orion chipset, it might look a lot like the Infuse 4G, just more powerful. By the way, the render in the first leak we had about a Samsung Galaxy S sequel last summer looks a lot like the Infuse 4G, especially under the screen.
It seems that this shady leak in November that was chewing over both a 4.3" and 4.5" screens, might have been the one on the spot, though, down to the 1.2GHz chipset, but it also listed 16GB of memory. The first report for a Galaxy S sequel way back last July mentioned aluminum casing, and an $800 unsubsidized price, so what we have on this render below - metallic looking sides and camera area, might turn out aluminum. Hopefully the price has gone south since, though.
As for the software part, we can expect Samsung's "Personal Cloud Computing", which probably is akin to what HTCSense.com provides for remote control and management of your phone. Google's C2DM for push notifications and messages within applications will also be implemented in some way, according to leaks prior, as well as we should have Readers Hub, an e-book app, as standard on the Samsung Galaxy S 2.
The rest of the specs are what we've heard so far - Android 2.3 Gingerbread, front-facing camera, and NFC chip on board. What says you, excited about the possibility of a dual-core Orion chipset in a super thin 4.5" phone with Super AMOLED Plus screen?
The exact specs Samsung decided on will probably be known as soon as this Sunday, and we will have people at the MWC to corral all the info they can find about it.
source: Samfirmware via PPCGeeks
1. gb (unregistered) posted on 07 Feb 2011, 03:11 0 0
One would think that this phone wont be available for a while, if they havn't even decided on the screen size?
2. Denio (unregistered) posted on 07 Feb 2011, 03:31 0 0
It seems to be a good deal feature-wised, however, I will not even consider buying a phone with 4.5" display.
We know how creative one can be if limitations are set. I would just give 4" for the team and ask them to be creative without having any chance to increase the size of the phone. Galaxy S is a relatively good sized unit, but I think it doesn't make sense - at least for me - to have a "mobile" phone which doesn't fit in my pocket. :)
3. Kakarotto posted on 07 Feb 2011, 03:35 0 0
So if Infuse 4G has 4.5” Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 450 x 800 pixels, then I don't want it in next Galaxy S. Why? Because Samsung put lower resolution on bigger screen, which means - bigger pixels! Standard resolution was 480x800, now we have new qHD 540x960 and Sammy is going down with resolution? WTF?!?!?!
4. calamazoo (unregistered) posted on 07 Feb 2011, 03:42 0 0
I hear you, but don't forget that Super AMOLED Plus has 50% more subpixels per pixel in its matrix, so resolution will look much sharper than what we have on the Galaxy S...
6. Kakarotto posted on 07 Feb 2011, 04:11 0 0
I know, but still it's the lowest resolution from all top smartphones.
8. calamazoo (unregistered) posted on 07 Feb 2011, 04:39 0 0
I was worried about that too, as I think of getting the Infuse when it is available, but looking at the hands-ons it looks pretty bright and with none of the jaggedness typical for the SGS. Also none of that blueish hue the SGS has before you apply the fix... I'll wait for a full review, though. Thin phones with 4-4.5" screens are the way to go imho... it probably is not possible to do Super AMOLEDs in resolutions that LVD offers...
5. h.nn (unregistered) posted on 07 Feb 2011, 03:57 0 0
@PhoneArena why does Samsung do displays at 480x800 instead of 480x854?
11. cloclo (unregistered) posted on 07 Feb 2011, 10:24 0 0
because its 15/9 not 16/9
10. testman22 posted on 07 Feb 2011, 08:45 0 0
ive been waiting for an android to look as sharp as the iphone... this may be it
12. lol (unregistered) posted on 07 Feb 2011, 10:55 0 0
If galaxy s2 costing 800$ iPhone 5 how much will cost?!
13. remixfa posted on 07 Feb 2011, 12:34 1 0
a 4.5 inch screen doesnt mean the phone has to be that much bigger.. if at all. if you look at your galaxyS, you could easy add a quarter inch to the top and bottom of the current screen (make it a hair wider though) without making any serious adjustments to the phone length.
With all this, it better have a 2200mhz battery though!!!