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Samsung Galaxy S II Plus press photos leak out, coming at MWC?

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Samsung Galaxy S II Plus press photos leak out, coming at MWC?
Ladies and gents, from Russia with love, almighty tech blogger Eldar Murtazin brings another scoop and this time it’s massive. The press picture of what looks like an upgraded Samsung Galaxy S II (or maybe a brand new S III, but more likely the former) in beautiful white leaked out in a tweet by Murtazin. One possible name for the handset is the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus, at least that's what appeared earlier in Android benchmarking app An3DBenchXL.

The handset runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is expected to arrive at MWC. Why so? The press photo below clearly shows the weather forecast for Barcelona and indicates Feb 28th as a possible date for the launch. Interestingly, Feb 28th falls on Tuesday, not on Thursday as indicated in the picture, which is puzzling. (Thanks, clevername!)

The device looks impressively thin, most probably matching or even beating the Galaxy S II. It also has only three navigational buttons, compliant with ICS recommendations. Earlier today, a Galaxy S II Plus appeared on benchmarks with a 1.5GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos processor. That device, though, was listed as running Gingerbread, not ICS as on the picture.

Overall, there seem to be just a bit too many things not matching like the date and the ICS versus Gingerbread, so we'd take this with a huge grain of salt.

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus press photos leak out, coming at MWC?
At the same time, Samsung said its much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III won't come to MWC, but rather later in H1 2012. Murtazin claims the S III is arriving in April.


Samsung Galaxy S II Plus press photos leak out, coming at MWC?

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posted on 02 Feb 2012, 09:53 4

1. samuellee1996 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


1st xDD
lol.. so this is the ics version of sgs2??

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 09:57 2

2. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


im hoping that samsung will release the kernel source for ics during mwc. if they're going to show off a new ics phone, only makes snese

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 09:58 2

3. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


January 28th huh? And that will be a Thursday? Hmmm what year will that be?

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 09:59 1

4. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


i do hope its not the s3 tho but it looks wicked

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 10:00 5

5. evolutionqy7 (Posts: 38; Member since: 27 May 2011)


This looks fake. If you zoom in on the picture you can see pixels not matching around the buttons in a circle. Just looks like some one likes to cut and paste ;)

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 10:30 1

6. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


It says 04/27 is on a Wednesday... was true for 2011... not 2012!

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 10:32 1

7. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


looks prettty nice i llike it.. hopefully the screens has a better pixel density and itll be perfect!

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 10:32 2

8. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


720p + ICS = my new phone!

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 10:44 1

9. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


drool worthy phone after those specs !

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 13:08 3

19. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


ICS + 720p display? You mean the G-Nexus...?

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 16:49 2

24. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


I'm on ATT :( I'd like an LTE phone!! =D

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 10:56

10. jove39 (Posts: 1318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


hmmm...nice try samsung to keep us engaged untill sgs3 comes...but we aint falling for this...will overclock mine to 1.6 ;)

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 11:01 1

11. baldilocks (Posts: 541; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


It will probably still be WVGA and not an HD display.

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 11:02 1

12. baldilocks (Posts: 541; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


I'd rather have a physical home button.

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 11:35 3

13. deepinsideyourmom (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


I wouldn't.

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 11:36

14. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


looks like a nice refresh....but i think ill just download a ics ROM and oc it to 1.8ghz

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 11:38

15. deepinsideyourmom (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


This is a good phone, but I am not interested where the hell is the gs3.

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 11:48

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


O see the buttons over there rather unesesary and may even cause problems

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 11:55

17. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


but for what I see in there is good that they seemed to keep the launcher a la ICS and added some things on top this is what EVERYONE should try to do. start from scratch and make new apps based on 4.0 instead of porting those 3.0 home apps and other things

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:00 1

28. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


that notion was forced upon by google to manufacturers

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 12:18 1

18. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


"If you don’t go with on-screen buttons and then remove the menu button from the physicals, you are simply put, screwed."

-Droid-life ... calling it an obvious fake.

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 13:13

20. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


fake or not i still want a damn white phone, and not the POS skyrocket

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 13:22

21. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I wonder if this is what is coming to t-mobile as the sgs2 blaze.

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 14:58 2

22. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Maybe this will be Samsung's answer to the SGS 3 like the iPhone 4S was to the iPhone 5

P.S.
PLEASE call it the Samsung Galaxy S2S!!!

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 16:32 1

23. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


lmao!!
samsung galaxy S2S !?! funny stuff!!

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 18:01

25. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


holy crap this looks sweet!!!

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 21:17 1

26. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


FAKE! Apart from all the reasons cited above by everyone, the date specifies 4/27!! Does that mean April??! I know it says Barcelona and we're all very excited for any news on a successor to S2, but seriously do we go on entertaining every loony cartoon drawn to pass off as the Next Big Thing?!! :P

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 22:08

27. greathero1 (Posts: 493; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Love the look of Touchwiz in this picture.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 22:29

29. grizzlybrett13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


With ICS phyical buttons are no longer needed as there are in the video interface and with the SIII on its way ill just kick back and wait

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