Samsung Galaxy S II Plus might be on the way with beefier 1.5GHz silicon

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus might be on the way with beefier 1.5GHz silicon
Samsung's new naming scheme has a special "Plus" category for rehashing of existing devices with speedier processors, larger batteries, more memory and so on. After the original Galaxy S, it outed Galaxy S Plus, for example, with 1.4GHz CPU instead of 1GHz, and larger battery, other things being equal.

Now Samsung might have decided to breathe new life in its extremely popular Galaxy S II the same way by following up with a Galaxy S II Plus, where the CPU is bumped to 1.5GHz, instead of the current 1.2GHz. Thus it will be clocked higher than the more recent Galaxy Note with its 1.4GHz Exynos processor, keeping the bragging rights.

The device has appeared on An3DBenchXL's scores website, allegedly uploaded by Samsung testers. It's listed as the Samsung Galaxy S 2+, but we can imagine how someone could have shortened the official name to get the results quicker. The rest of the specs stay the same - WVGA display and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

T-Mobile's version of the SGSII is clocked at 1.5GHz with a Qualcomm chipset, whereas Sprint's upcoming Galaxy Nexus is also clocked at 1.5GHz, but most likely still featuring a TI OMAP chipset. If the Galaxy S II Plus is outed with a 1.5GHz Exynos, it will be the highest clock of Samsung's own line of mobile processors so far, at least until the SGS III.

source: An3DBenchXL via AndroidGuys

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11 Comments

1. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

You know what would really be nice... If VZW higher ups would wise up and make sure there is a version for us!

11. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Maybe thats who is going to get it in the US

2. LaserTed

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I understand that Samsung is one of the only phone manufactures to post a profit, but I feel that they shouldn't be realeasing so many versions of the Galaxy S phone. First off, it takes so long for the phone to reach the states, that by the time you unbox your brand new Galaxy S II, you're already reading about how much better the S 3 is going to be. How can Samsung expect people to want to by their products when we all know a better version is going to be released far before you will be eligible for an upgrade? I feel like this will eventually catch up to them.

5. asimo

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

S II june 2011, S III most likely june 2012, what's wrong with a 1 year release schedule? Isn't Apple getting back to this too?

7. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

S2 was released in March last year though...?

12. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

The s2 was released in march, and that's laserted's point, it takes long for them to go to us carriers, the t-mo s2 was released in august, 5 months later

3. Nematc

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Mummy, this bread & ginger I eat last full year. Now give me some ice cream.

6. BioTek

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

They should just stick with only one new addition to the Galaxy S series a year instead of releasing upgraded variants.

8. zaryab_hussain77

Posts: 104; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

boo ani

10. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Galaxy S2S anybody?

13. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Nice, but I'm happy worth my GS2 that is overclocked & undervolted sith 2 2000 miliamp batteries. I have jucie all day long.

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