Samsung Galaxy S II Plus might come in early 2013 with Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus might come in early 2013 with Jelly Bean
The Galaxy S II was Samsung’s 2011 flagship, but it might get resurrected in 2013 in a mid-ranger named the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus, according to an anonymous source speaking for Sam Mobile. We can’t say how trustworthy this is, but we have already heard about such a device, and last month it even appeared on the AnTuTu benchmark, so we wouldn’t rule it out.

The possible arrival of the Galaxy S II Plus would mean that Samsung is adopting a very Apple-like and actually pretty logical approach to the market. What do we mean? Simple, Apple is using its older high-end products to today’s mid-range. Often, Apple would even pick up an old technology like the iPad 2 and use its screen and processor in new products like the iPad mini. This allows it to save some resources and be certain that there will be less or no manufacturing problems.

The original Samsung Galaxy S II was a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and a 4.3-inch 480x800-pixel Super AMOLED Plus display. The new Galaxy S II Plus may or may not come with similar characteristics, but rumor has it that it will feature Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, and Samsung’s Nature UX skin.

The device should be announced in December or January, if those whispers about it are true, so stay tuned.

source: Sam Mobile via Android Authority

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48 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm expecting nothing less than a dual core S4 snappy and a display of 720p!!

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Samsung Premier is almost the same as your spec, with the very good battery life (check GSMArena)

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

And that's the reason i added "nothing less than"... Which also means...it could be better than what i wrote!

4. MeoCao unregistered

For that specs you can buy GS3 GS2 plus specs will largely stay the same as GS2 I guess.

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It won't sell if it's anything less than S3 would it?? It would be utterly meaningless!!

15. MeoCao unregistered

It won't sell to ppl like u obviously, but a lot of people want cheap good phones.

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sir, what i meant is this... GS2 plus might be similar to or less than GS 3 (i don't think it'll be anything like the GS2 else the 'plus' will be defeated). And from what i know, Galaxy 'S' series has never been cheap on launch (add Jelly Bean to that)...sans the contracts. So if it comes to that, the price won't be that far from S3...that's all i'm saying. On contrary to your comment, i'm a student who's saving for my next phone...

24. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

if you look at the specs of the galaxy s plus & galaxy s advance, they are both lying in between that of galaxy s and s2, still both ARE selling nicely. as to the plus moniker, it might just signify some minor bumps in specs like upping resolution to qHD or above, maybe increasing screen, bettering the processor and obviously the most important-a newer OS!

27. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That, i can't deny. +1 for that... Ok, maybe HD may not be but if Galaxy S plus is in between SI and SII, SII+ will definitely be between SII and SIII, no? I still think it'll be much better than SII. Oh, well...i guess i'll have to wait and see.

31. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

One thing that many people don´t realize is that there are persons who don´t like to have humongous screens that can´t be used with one hand. Let´s see per brand: Motorola: rarzr m/i Sony: Xperia V/T HTC: one S But what has Samsung in screens smaller than 4.6 inches? The S3 mini (a joke) and the S2 (which is getting old, any of the above is better). So they probably have realized of that and are going to create a new S2 with better resolution, chipset (may be 4212, same as the old but overclocked by moving to 32nm) and battery. Or so I hope... I´ve been waiting for such a phone as I don´t like screens I can´t use with just one hand.

32. blackspot

Posts: 102; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Yeah, I'm with ya on that.

34. srgonu

Posts: 542; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Good to know there are phones with the names Galaxy S plus and Galaxy S advance ;)

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wowww when some one says what u just said to Nathan n relation to apple, u go off like a nuke. Now that Sammy's doin it, it's ok for people to want good cheap devices. There's a word for that...starts with an H ends with an e.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just like the iPad mini won't sell to ppl like u, but lots of people want a good cheap iPad. Dude you r such a H????????.

42. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

still could not get 'that' word. care to tell?

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hypocrite

44. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

thank you. :-)

45. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Lol...you two!!

6. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Those are fairly high expectations for a phone based on a 2-year old model. I could see the S4, but I can't imagine it will come with a 720p screen. Otherwise it would be the SGS III Minus or something.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

lol...GS3- haha Gs3 minus sounds negative...i know it's a joke. But seriously, GS2 plus is better than GS3 minus...no??

30. blackspot

Posts: 102; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Honestly, if I could have a Galaxy S3 in the form factor of a Galaxy S2, I'm all for it. Besides, why do all of these top-spec'd phones have to be 4.7 inches & up I would gladly take a 4.3 in. or even a 4.5 in. top spec'd phone with a decent sized battery. But that's just me.

33. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

They already have a Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate, which is a decontented Galaxy S2 Skyrocket I think. Guess the S2+ would be a decontented GS3 in a GS2 shell?

48. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Dual core S4 and 720p display are high-end specs, the S2 Plus is supposed to be a mid-range device. So don't expect anything more than the same Exynos processor (possibly at a higher clock speed than 1.2Ghz) and a WVGA (480x800) SAMOLED Plus display (I should say that it would be possible that they have a qHD SLCD display though).

3. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Samsung has been doing this way before apple did "The possible arrival of the Galaxy S II Plus would mean that Samsung is adopting a very Apple-like and actually pretty logical approach to the market. What do we mean? Simple, Apple is using its older high-end products to today’s mid-range. Often, Apple would even pick up an old technology like the iPad 2 and use its screen and processor in new products like the iPad mini."

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung is releasing too many devices. Pretty soon they will oversaturate themselves.

10. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

How is that a bad thing? Public perception of Samsung (thanks to Apple itself) is that Samsung makes extremely competent phones that easily rival the iPhone. If this is the case (and it is, despite whatever dreams of an Apple-dominant market-share are floating around you skull) then market saturation can only be a good thing.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Market saturation is never a good thing. Basic economics 101.

14. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yeah, tell that to failed companies like Procter and Gamble, General Electric, and 3M...

25. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Also, since I'm no economist, I'll let you answer this question: in a young, high-growth smartphone industry with literally billions of untapped potential-users, a market which shows no signs of reaching maturity any time soon (exascerbated by its insanely high level of innovation and constantly changing quality standards), how will Samsung suffer by flooding the marketplace with product, especially when demand for said product is extremely high? (Assume that Samsung's execs are fairly qualified at their jobs and see that there is a feasible target demographic for each product they launch. They are getting paid millions of dollars to do this, after all, while we are getting paid exactly zero for sitting at our computers criticizing what we perceive to be flaws in their business plan.)

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

And you are commenting too many hate comments... Samsung gives consumers alternatives unlike your so loved Apple!

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