Samsung Galaxy S II Plus might be on the way with beefier 1.5GHz silicon
Now Samsung might have decided to breathe new life in its extremely popular Galaxy S II the same way by following up with a Galaxy S II Plus, where the CPU is bumped to 1.5GHz, instead of the current 1.2GHz. Thus it will be clocked higher than the more recent Galaxy Note with its 1.4GHz Exynos processor, keeping the bragging rights.
The device has appeared on An3DBenchXL's scores website, allegedly uploaded by Samsung testers. It's listed as the Samsung Galaxy S 2+, but we can imagine how someone could have shortened the official name to get the results quicker. The rest of the specs stay the same - WVGA display and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
T-Mobile's version of the SGSII is clocked at 1.5GHz with a Qualcomm chipset, whereas Sprint's upcoming Galaxy Nexus is also clocked at 1.5GHz, but most likely still featuring a TI OMAP chipset. If the Galaxy S II Plus is outed with a 1.5GHz Exynos, it will be the highest clock of Samsung's own line of mobile processors so far, at least until the SGS III.
source: An3DBenchXL via AndroidGuys
1. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
You know what would really be nice... If VZW higher ups would wise up and make sure there is a version for us!
11. JGuinan007 (Posts: 647; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Maybe thats who is going to get it in the US
2. LaserTed (Posts: 9; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
I understand that Samsung is one of the only phone manufactures to post a profit, but I feel that they shouldn't be realeasing so many versions of the Galaxy S phone. First off, it takes so long for the phone to reach the states, that by the time you unbox your brand new Galaxy S II, you're already reading about how much better the S 3 is going to be. How can Samsung expect people to want to by their products when we all know a better version is going to be released far before you will be eligible for an upgrade? I feel like this will eventually catch up to them.
5. asimo (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)
S II june 2011, S III most likely june 2012, what's wrong with a 1 year release schedule? Isn't Apple getting back to this too?
7. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)
S2 was released in March last year though...?
12. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
The s2 was released in march, and that's laserted's point, it takes long for them to go to us carriers, the t-mo s2 was released in august, 5 months later
3. Nematc (Posts: 28; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Mummy, this bread & ginger I eat last full year. Now give me some ice cream.
6. BioTek (Posts: 53; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
They should just stick with only one new addition to the Galaxy S series a year instead of releasing upgraded variants.
13. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Nice, but I'm happy worth my GS2 that is overclocked & undervolted sith 2 2000 miliamp batteries. I have jucie all day long.