Samsung Galaxy S II Plus might come in early 2013 with Jelly Bean
The possible arrival of the Galaxy S II Plus would mean that Samsung is adopting a very Apple-like and actually pretty logical approach to the market. What do we mean? Simple, Apple is using its older high-end products to today’s mid-range. Often, Apple would even pick up an old technology like the iPad 2 and use its screen and processor in new products like the iPad mini. This allows it to save some resources and be certain that there will be less or no manufacturing problems.
The original Samsung Galaxy S II was a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and a 4.3-inch 480x800-pixel Super AMOLED Plus display. The new Galaxy S II Plus may or may not come with similar characteristics, but rumor has it that it will feature Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, and Samsung’s Nature UX skin.
The device should be announced in December or January, if those whispers about it are true, so stay tuned.
source: Sam Mobile via Android Authority
1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I'm expecting nothing less than a dual core S4 snappy and a display of 720p!!
2. hung2900 (Posts: 683; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Samsung Premier is almost the same as your spec, with the very good battery life (check GSMArena)
7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
And that's the reason i added "nothing less than"...
Which also means...it could be better than what i wrote!
4. MeoCao (unregistered)
For that specs you can buy GS3
GS2 plus specs will largely stay the same as GS2 I guess.
8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
It won't sell if it's anything less than S3 would it?? It would be utterly meaningless!!
15. MeoCao (unregistered)
It won't sell to ppl like u obviously, but a lot of people want cheap good phones.
20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Sir, what i meant is this... GS2 plus might be similar to or less than GS 3 (i don't think it'll be anything like the GS2 else the 'plus' will be defeated). And from what i know, Galaxy 'S' series has never been cheap on launch (add Jelly Bean to that)...sans the contracts. So if it comes to that, the price won't be that far from S3...that's all i'm saying. On contrary to your comment, i'm a student who's saving for my next phone...
24. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
if you look at the specs of the galaxy s plus & galaxy s advance, they are both lying in between that of galaxy s and s2, still both ARE selling nicely.
as to the plus moniker, it might just signify some minor bumps in specs like upping resolution to qHD or above, maybe increasing screen, bettering the processor and obviously the most important-a newer OS!
27. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
That, i can't deny.
+1 for that...
Ok, maybe HD may not be but if Galaxy S plus is in between SI and SII, SII+ will definitely be between SII and SIII, no?
I still think it'll be much better than SII. Oh, well...i guess i'll have to wait and see.
31. TylerGrunter (Posts: 757; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
One thing that many people don´t realize is that there are persons who don´t like to have humongous screens that can´t be used with one hand. Let´s see per brand:
Motorola: rarzr m/i
Sony: Xperia V/T
HTC: one S
But what has Samsung in screens smaller than 4.6 inches? The S3 mini (a joke) and the S2 (which is getting old, any of the above is better).
So they probably have realized of that and are going to create a new S2 with better resolution, chipset (may be 4212, same as the old but overclocked by moving to 32nm) and battery.
Or so I hope... I´ve been waiting for such a phone as I don´t like screens I can´t use with just one hand.
34. srgonu (Posts: 22; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
Good to know there are phones with the names Galaxy S plus and Galaxy S advance ;)
37. darkkjedii (Posts: 8877; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Wowww when some one says what u just said to Nathan n relation to apple, u go off like a nuke. Now that Sammy's doin it, it's ok for people to want good cheap devices. There's a word for that...starts with an H ends with an e.
38. darkkjedii (Posts: 8877; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Just like the iPad mini won't sell to ppl like u, but lots of people want a good cheap iPad. Dude you r such a H????????.
42. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
still could not get 'that' word.
care to tell?
6. Commentator (Posts: 2080; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Those are fairly high expectations for a phone based on a 2-year old model. I could see the S4, but I can't imagine it will come with a 720p screen. Otherwise it would be the SGS III Minus or something.
9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Gs3 minus sounds negative...i know it's a joke. But seriously, GS2 plus is better than GS3 minus...no??
30. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)
Honestly, if I could have a Galaxy S3 in the form factor of a Galaxy S2, I'm all for it. Besides, why do all of these top-spec'd phones have to be 4.7 inches & up I would gladly take a 4.3 in. or even a 4.5 in. top spec'd phone with a decent sized battery. But that's just me.
33. -box- (Posts: 3534; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
They already have a Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate, which is a decontented Galaxy S2 Skyrocket I think. Guess the S2+ would be a decontented GS3 in a GS2 shell?
48. skymitch89 (Posts: 968; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Dual core S4 and 720p display are high-end specs, the S2 Plus is supposed to be a mid-range device. So don't expect anything more than the same Exynos processor (possibly at a higher clock speed than 1.2Ghz) and a WVGA (480x800) SAMOLED Plus display (I should say that it would be possible that they have a qHD SLCD display though).
3. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Samsung has been doing this way before apple did
"The possible arrival of the Galaxy S II Plus would mean that Samsung is adopting a very Apple-like and actually pretty logical approach to the market. What do we mean? Simple, Apple is using its older high-end products to today’s mid-range. Often, Apple would even pick up an old technology like the iPad 2 and use its screen and processor in new products like the iPad mini."
5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Samsung is releasing too many devices. Pretty soon they will oversaturate themselves.
10. Commentator (Posts: 2080; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
How is that a bad thing? Public perception of Samsung (thanks to Apple itself) is that Samsung makes extremely competent phones that easily rival the iPhone. If this is the case (and it is, despite whatever dreams of an Apple-dominant market-share are floating around you skull) then market saturation can only be a good thing.
13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Market saturation is never a good thing. Basic economics 101.
14. Commentator (Posts: 2080; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Yeah, tell that to failed companies like Procter and Gamble, General Electric, and 3M...
25. Commentator (Posts: 2080; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Also, since I'm no economist, I'll let you answer this question: in a young, high-growth smartphone industry with literally billions of untapped potential-users, a market which shows no signs of reaching maturity any time soon (exascerbated by its insanely high level of innovation and constantly changing quality standards), how will Samsung suffer by flooding the marketplace with product, especially when demand for said product is extremely high? (Assume that Samsung's execs are fairly qualified at their jobs and see that there is a feasible target demographic for each product they launch. They are getting paid millions of dollars to do this, after all, while we are getting paid exactly zero for sitting at our computers criticizing what we perceive to be flaws in their business plan.)
11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
And you are commenting too many hate comments... Samsung gives consumers alternatives unlike your so loved Apple!
12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Apple isn't forcing you to buy anything from them. When you release so many products under a name you dilute your brand. I understand having a choice but too many choices is not always a good thing.
16. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
This is perhaps the only time I'll agree with this Mxy dude.
21. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
No one's forcing no one here...it's all about choice. That's what i'm pointing out...
But note this, some Apple lovers will definiten wish there was an alternate cheaper phone...which they can easily avail themselves with.
23. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Correction: "...definitely wish for a cheaper alternate iPhone that has the latest hardware, though not that beefy..."
35. gallitoking (Posts: 4623; Member since: 17 May 2011)
fandroids say al the time that we buy a device just because it has an Apple logo... is called brand recognition, brand trust. you cannot achieve that by saturating the market.. it cannot be done..
17. trevelly15 (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)
Anyone know when my gsm galaxy nexus in Australia will recieva 4.2?
18. JunitoNH (Posts: 707; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Damn man you are finally on a role, lol. Just don't try to trick me I'm Superman.
19. Grishm (Posts: 52; Member since: 18 May 2012)
I can see Samsung releasing Samsung Galaxy S II Plus Mini, Samsung Galaxy S II Plus Mini Duos, Samsung Galaxy S II Plus Duos, Samsung Galaxy S II Plus Advance, Samsung Galaxy S II Plus II, Samsung Galaxy S II Plus II HD, Samsung Galaxy S II Plus HD+, Samsung Galaxy S II Plus I747, Samsung Galaxy S II Plus T999, Samsung Galaxy S II Plus Pocket, blah blah blah and other zillion spin offs very soon.
22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
No one's forcing no one here...it's all about choice. That's what i'm pointing out...
But note this, some Apple lovers will definitely wish there was an alternate cheaper phone...which they can easily avail themselves with.
26. bubbadoes (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 May 2012)
How can you release top tier phones like the Note II and GS 3, the rebound with the Galaxy Stellar, mini this, mini that, and plus phones. Doesn't make any sense. When Apple does it with their S line of iphones, everyone bashes--don't get me wrong, but if you're gonna bash, then bash...look at the last series of Motorola Droid Razr line..what's the diff--ok battery size, I get it, but what is so significant!
28. doody (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
So does this now mean that the original Samsung Galaxy S II will not be getting Jelly Bean?
29. jibraihimi (Posts: 527; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
S plus, S3 mini, galaxy premier, and now S2 plus............ Samsung divide your smartphones into 3 categories High, mid and entry; and every year launch only 2-3 phones for each category, so that we could have ease of choice......
47. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
people who aspire for low end (think galaxy y) want more choices for them
36. kaliil10 (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 May 2012)
next year is the year of Nokia. believe or not
40. spiceman (Posts: 10; Member since: 24 Oct 2010)
I'm already 40 comments into this but me and many other gx2 owners are VERY ANGRY!!! I got mine from sprint the day it was releasedaand everything was great until they offered an over the air update to ics from gingerbread. That ruined the device. They released another small fix but that did nothing. Unbearable battery life, dropped calls and several other bugs. I jumped from sprint early and bought the note 2 at tmobile because I run a business and couldn't put up with sprint. I argued with them for a month and nowI have to pay 200 dollars for early termination. If anyone has had a similareexperience I would like to know. Now I hate sprint and will tell everyone I can to stay away from them. Thanks for any comments about my story!
41. tiara6918 (Posts: 1199; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I'd want to have a galaxy s2 plus at the time it is announced and hopefully the design would resemble the design of the original s2 and not the s3
46. lieo12 (Posts: 4; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Yeah its really nice post for jellybean update...