Samsung Galaxy S Plus announced, to pack 1.4GHz, Gingerbread and bigger battery
The "Plus" part of its name implies that this new incarnation of the Galaxy S phone holds a few advantages over the original Galaxy S, and this is a fact - it's to pack a single-core 1.4GHz processor, Android 2.3 plus TouchWiz 3.0, as well as a bigger (1650mAh) battery.
Even more importantly for some people, the Samsung Galaxy S Plus' back cover won't feature the trademark glossy plastic we know so well from various devices manufactured by the Korean company - rather, it will be made of metal, which will surely give this phone more weight and more premium feel.
The Samsung Galaxy S Plus is set to be available for a steep price - when it's launched in April it will cost $842 or 23,990 rubles.
source: Samsung Russia’s Livejournal blog (translated) and mobiltelefon.ru via Samsung Hub
1. in the know (unregistered)
Smart of Sammy to pack it wih a 1.4 GHZ processor rather than a "Dual Core" 1 GHz one, especially when it's launching with Gingerbread. Dual Core is absolutly useless in an android Smartphone until Ice Cream Sandwich is launced.(Honecomb for Tablet Form Factors) I'm realing getting anoyed with all the bloggers & reviewers drooling over dual core processors (like the one in the Moto Bionic) when there is no performance enhancement over a single core. Why waste the $$$ on a more expensive chipset when it provides no benefit??? 1.4 GHz is far better untill the Android OS can catch up
16. cheetah2k (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
1.4Ghz should be fine for 800x480 resolution but the Galaxy S series needs to rid itself of the LAG - which has nothing to do with CPU, and more to do with file system....
I guess you really only need dual core for higher resolution screens though. The Atrix proved this very point.
Also, Gingerbread 2.3.3 is supposed to have dual core support, so why wait for icecream :-)
2. Gerriatric (unregistered)
I think you make a good point about dual core not being necessary at this point in the game. However, if people are getting locked into 2 yr contracts, I think it's beneficial to have that hardware capability a year from now when those upgrades do take place.
3. btbotimtim (Posts: 150; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
cuz there are people who want to have newer phones regardless of necessity.
4. Patty (unregistered)
Sammy Sammy, some times I don't know either to love you or hate you...lol. You guys drive me crazy with all these nice phones GSII/GS+ but are very poor in the upgrade department. Makes me want to marry/divorce all in the same day.
14. snowgator (Posts: 3294; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Post of the night goes to Patty, sadly unregistered.... ;-D
17. cheetah2k (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
So true, but the leaked FW and loads of developer modified FW came quite frequently - so much so, I was flashing almost once a week at one stage...
5. billy balls (unregistered)
samsung sucks it. they have horrible support. only quantity sold. HTC the only company that still cares about their customers.
7. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
After asking for longer lasting batteries and better(not larger) screen displays, do you think they gave us what we ask for? apparently no. So do you think they really care???
18. cheetah2k (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
And the screen was quite fragile - broke mine twice from very minor falls... :-(
6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Sad thing is buying dual core processors will be pointless at this point. They will release a new one in 5 months with the latest version of Android and your dual core first gen phone will be left in the dust. I love my thunderbolt and I love having a 32gb memory card, its fast and powerful and I can use it how I should.
8. skymitch89 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Since they have a Galaxy S device running on Gingerbread, then I would think that they would have Gingerbread out for the US variants of the Galaxy S fairly soon, but I doubt that they will.
10. winsaki234 (Posts: 63; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I think the 1Ghz. dual-core one is better (in galaxy S II)
11. SomaCruz (unregistered)
Correct me if I'm wrong but did I just read this is a totally different phone from Samsung Galaxy S II?
And by the way, I thought it was official that the SGS II will be for sale on the first quarter of this year? It's already April Fools Day and still no word from Sammy, and I didn't see any updates on this site regarding the launch date either.
15. Socalvenom (unregistered)
I'm on Sprint right now and I have been able to upgrade since January 2011 I could of gone with the Evo or Epic two great phones but I chose not 2 since I felt that if i did and something better came out later on I would of kicked myself for not waiting. Well The Galaxy S with Wimax was announced and arriving in April while the Stupid Yes I said Stupid Evo 3D will arrive around June/July. I'm not willing to wait any longer so I shall get me my Galaxy S I chose Samsung because I love the Epic not that I hate the keyboard nothing wrong with it I'm just a non physical qwerty kind of guy I hate the Evo 3d for many reasons I don't know if it's because of the lowered hardware like 5 mp came same screen same everything the only exception would be the 1.2 third gen snapdragon but that's useless at the moment Idk what Sprint was thinking but what I do know is that next month I shall enjoy a knew phone and after I buy it I will upload a video of me smashing with all my might on the floor a pain in the ass of a phone called a hero who turned out to be my worst enemy.
19. snowgator (Posts: 3294; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Why is it every time Socalvenom posts, I get thirsty?