Samsung Galaxy S II Plus launched in Taiwan

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus launched in Taiwan
As we've already told you, Samsung has taken the Samsung Galaxy S II, tossed in an updated build of Android, some new features from the Samsung Galaxy S III, and called the phone the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus. The phone has just launched in Taiwan as the GT-I9105 vs. the GT-I9100 for the original model. Android 4.1.2 is driving the handset which comes with the Nature UX UI. This adds Pop Up Play, allowing you to watch video over other tasks, and Smart Stay. This feature uses the front-facing camera to check to see if you are still awake so that the screen stays on until you fall asleep.

The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus is priced at 13,900 TWD or about $474 USD. Samsung has released the blue model now with the white version coming next month. Right now, the device is available just in Taiwan, but we'd be surprised if it isn't rolled out to other countries shortly.

The handset is equipped with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, and with WVGA resolution, the pixel density works out to 217ppi. A dual-core 1.2GHz Broadcom processor is under the hood and 1GB of RAM is on board. The phone comes with 8GB of native storage that can be expanded with the 64GB capacity microSD slot and it is all powered with a 1650mAh cell. Around back, you'll find the 8MP camera that captures video in 1080p at 30fps, and in front is the 2MP shooter for self-portraits and video chats.
 
source: SamsungKorea (translated), VRZone (translated) via UnwiredView

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GALAXY S II Plus
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Broadcom BCM28155, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. umadd

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Before somebody comments 'LOL THAT'S TOO EXPENSIVE NO ONE'S GOING TO BUY IT!', a reminder that iPhone 5 costs 21,900 TWD in Taiwan which is roughly $750 USD.

4. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Yes,but iPhone 5 is far better than S2 bro.

5. umadd

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

you just went full retard

2. wildcard

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

u what to see that it will sell.. not a lot but it will sell my friend

3. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Very nice! By the way, I thought the battery capacity for S2 Plus was upped to 1750mAh.

6. jsdechavez

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Another Samsungsung...bleh.. But I bet the screen will be definitely better than the crappy screen of the S2

7. drzonw

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 14, 2013

How is this any different from the original S2 besides the software? Different CPU manufacturer is the only hardware change?

8. crissi

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Really another galaxy s 2 I have seen one released in 2011,2012, and now 2013. Samsung it isn't gonna revolutionize the market

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