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Samsung Galaxy S II Plus might come in early 2013 with Jelly Bean

0. phoneArena 20 Nov 2012, 09:21 posted on

The Galaxy S II was Samsung’s 2011 flagship, but it might get resurrected in 2013 in a mid-ranger named the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus…

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posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:24 6

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I'm expecting nothing less than a dual core S4 snappy and a display of 720p!!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:29 2

2. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Samsung Premier is almost the same as your spec, with the very good battery life (check GSMArena)

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:34 1

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; 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!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:33

4. MeoCao (unregistered)


For that specs you can buy GS3

GS2 plus specs will largely stay the same as GS2 I guess.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:36 2

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


It won't sell if it's anything less than S3 would it?? It would be utterly meaningless!!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 10:00 3

15. MeoCao (unregistered)


It won't sell to ppl like u obviously, but a lot of people want cheap good phones.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 10:28 1

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; 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...

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 10:58 1

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!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 11:12

27. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; 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.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 12:48 1

31. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; 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.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 13:02

32. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


Yeah, I'm with ya on that.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 14:12

34. srgonu (Posts: 256; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Good to know there are phones with the names Galaxy S plus and Galaxy S advance ;)

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 17:21

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; 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.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 17:23

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; 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????????.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:11 1

42. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


still could not get 'that' word.
care to tell?

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 19:03

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hypocrite

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 08:41

44. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


thank you. :-)

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 09:27

45. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Lol...you two!!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:34 3

6. Commentator (Posts: 3709; 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.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:37

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


lol...GS3- haha
Gs3 minus sounds negative...i know it's a joke. But seriously, GS2 plus is better than GS3 minus...no??

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 12:02

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.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 13:59

33. -box- (Posts: 3991; 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?

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 12:04

48. skymitch89 (Posts: 1307; 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).

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:32 2

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."

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:33 5

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Samsung is releasing too many devices. Pretty soon they will oversaturate themselves.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:37

10. Commentator (Posts: 3709; 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.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:45 4

13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Market saturation is never a good thing. Basic economics 101.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:52

14. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Yeah, tell that to failed companies like Procter and Gamble, General Electric, and 3M...

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 11:06

25. Commentator (Posts: 3709; 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.)

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:38

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


And you are commenting too many hate comments... Samsung gives consumers alternatives unlike your so loved Apple!

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