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Samsung Galaxy S Plus packs beefier hardware inside the shell of the original model

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Samsung Galaxy S Plus packs beefier hardware inside the shell of the original model
There is absolutely no hiding the fact that Samsung is making the Galaxy S II its number one priority right now, however, you just can’t help it to step back for a moment and see how the original model paved the way for it. Sure it’s over a year old and its specs are regarded to be as mid-range by now, but nevertheless, there are always different ways to bring the spotlight back to it.

Interestingly enough, it appears that the original model is getting a slight refresh in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S Plus – and boy does that plus mean more! Specifically, it retains the shell and design of the original, but underneath it all, it’s packing some beefier specs to perk up the interest of some people. From the looks of it, the Galaxy S Plus features a faster 1.4GHz single-core processor, larger 1,650 mAh battery, and it runs Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread right from the start.

Obviously, recent buyers of the original model (and its variants) might be crying right now knowing that this one is coming to market. As it stands for right now, Vodafone is going to be the exclusive carrier for the handset, but it’ll be interesting to see how Samsung plays out its cards in bringing this device to other markets. In fact, Vodafone is selling the handset for free on plans that start at £30 per month.

Although it might not compete with the likes of some dual-core packing smartphones out there, it will easily nestle into the mid-range market for those who don’t want something too high-end. Any takers?

source: TechRadar via Unwired View

Samsung Galaxy S Plus packs beefier hardware inside the shell of the original model
Samsung Galaxy S Plus packs beefier hardware inside the shell of the original model
Samsung Galaxy S Plus packs beefier hardware inside the shell of the original model
Samsung Galaxy S Plus packs beefier hardware inside the shell of the original model

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posted on 11 Aug 2011, 09:34

1. corymcnutt (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Oct 2009)


Still no dual core or LTE?

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 09:51 1

2. Man2006 (unregistered)


I was love the Galaxy S and was planning on picking one up but not having a camera flash just makes me lose interest and look for other phones.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 22:50

6. yo (unregistered)


I have a Samsung Galaxy S w/ camera flash.
I guess u are on at&t or tmobile?

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 12:05 3

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


This is the original galaxy s of course its not going to have dual core.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 16:45

4. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


1.4GHz single-core processor wait.... so this is not getting android ice cream because its single core?

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 19:39

5. Jerch (unregistered)


This appears to be simply a more efficiently manufactured version of the original phone, employing better yield processors. The original Hummingbird processors could be overclocked, let's not forget, but not reliably so. This is how Intel decides what's a Core i3 vs. i5 (aside from also obviously locking down certain features) will sell as. Why do people care that this specific phone isn't dual-core or whatever? The important thing is that Samsung could get the phone down to an incredibly low price. I have an Epic 4G on Sprint and still find the phone to be plenty capable almost a year after it was released.

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