Samsung Galaxy S II Plus once again is rumored to be coming

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus once again is rumored to be coming
This past February, rumors started circulating that Samsung was going to bump up the processor on the Samsung Galaxy S II and call it the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus.  Remember, this rumor started months before anyone had an idea what the specs were going to be on the Samsung Galaxy S III. The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus was spotted on the An3DBenchXL benchmark site back in February, carrying a dual-core 1.5GHz Exynos processor. That would be a slight bump from the dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos processor found on the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II as well as on the Sprint and AT&T variant of the phone. The T-Mobile branded model of the Samsung Galaxy S II had a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor under the hood.

According to Chilean carrier VTR, the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus will have a 4.52 inch screen (which represents a slight increase from the international and AT&T Galaxy S II models and is the same size as the Sprint and T-Mobile versions), 1 GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and an 8MP camera on back. While the benchmark tests earlier this year had the device flexing its muscles with Gingerbread abroad, the latest speculation has Android 4.0 being installed instead.

The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus appears to be available now, according to the VTR web site, priced at 355,900 Chilean Pesos ($734.34 USD)

The best question to ask is why Samsung would go ahead with this when the Samsung Galaxy S III, with clearly much more advanced specs, is selling like hotcakes.

source: VTR (translated) via Engadget



28. No_Nonsense unregistered

Next are the SGSII Advance, SGSII Beam, SGSII....

22. Jphones

Posts: 259; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

its for low end carriers smart ones. not that hard to believe cricket, boost, all those carriers you know they don't get flagship phones right away they get some other version seems like a good alternative to me better than nothing

21. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No way I'd jump without an HD screen. No pentile either.

19. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

SGS III insides with SGS II body? *insert fry meme here*

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Had they kept it around the 4.3 range like the international and changed it to a 720 HD screen, upgrade the processor to the exynos 4212 (not the 4412 in the SGS3), and with 1 gig of RAM, I could see it filling the "i want darn nice but I dont need super power" niche between high end and mid. Knock down the on and off contract pricing a bit to put it between the regular SGS2 and the SGS3, and call it a day. Hell, I would have went for a phone like that if it was offered in the US.

16. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

hahaha yea that sounds about right man..... :)

27. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Fully agree in this one: I don't think it's a problem of design for the Galaxy S3, there are just many people that find the phone too big and have no need of 4 cores. The only thing I always found "not right" in the Galaxy S2 was the resolution. So put a bit more resolution in a screen of 4.3 inches (or 4.5 with no buttons), add the new 4212 and give it a price $100 lower than the Galaxy S3 and I think there will be many people interested in the phone.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I'm thinking, is ICS programmed to run 4cores? Like GB 2.3.5 was not designed to run Dual-core!

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

anything that is "dual core" capable is actually truly "multicore". Once it can hyperthread through multiple cores, it can do any number of cores without much extra fuss. Dual core optimized is more of a marketing term than anything.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

REMIXFA x86 was programmed to multithread, but don't no about 4412. But was ICS software designed to run, 4, 6, or even 8 cores?

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yes, once it can run 2, it can pretty much run all. Its the same set of instructions just expanded for using more cores. very very minor patching if any to enable higher cores. I would be surprised if it wasnt in the original 3.0/4.0 code to run pretty much any # of cores. Thats just the hardware though. Software also needs to be made to optimize use of the cores.. but again, its similar.. once its multicore optimized it can take advantage of pretty much any number of cores.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

+1 from me.

25. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Android (ICS) is software, not hardware.

10. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

here in the philippines, the GS2 now is ICS 4.0.3 installed... but it still look like gingerbread though...multitasking still looks like gingerbread..

9. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I think it goes to some prepaid carrier as a top phone.

8. Grishm

Posts: 54; Member since: May 18, 2012

As if the number of already existing variants is not enough, one more is being added to Galaxy S II?! I wonder how Samsung manages to keep track of all these Tom, d**k and Harry variants of umpteen phones in the first place, let alone the people.

6. imsickwithphone

Posts: 76; Member since: May 17, 2012


4. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This wont be a smart idea its like trying to bring an old phone back to life. I mean cmon Samsung why would u do this. I have the GS3 and im sure anyone upgrading would want the GS3 instead of this.

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

live with the fact that ALOT of people still have their S2 and dont wanna upgrade becuase of "bad design"

11. wendygarett unregistered

But with that kind of spec and design I mind as well buy the galaxy nexus Oh well, at least Samsung give us the choice :)


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Right, the S2 should ev had the S3 specs. S3 is to long, should be very slightly wider. Even I really hate and dislike the S3 design, but really went for the specs.

20. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I had an S2, a fantastic device. I upgraded to S3 the day it came out and didn't like it. I then got a One X, also don't like it. I notice no difference in speed between dual and quad. I do notice however I cant multitask as much as ICS seems to hog a lot more resources than GB. I am interested in this device. Would like to know if screen would be an AMOLED HD and also what size the battery is first though.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

ICS takes up a lot of ram, around 600mb+ of ram it consumes. Leaving u with only 275mb ram.

26. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Why would they still be releasing, and selling original Galaxy S variants (Stratosphere, Illusion, Appeal, Rugby Smart, Exhibit, and Exhibit 2 4G)?

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Samsung is covering all markets. SGS variants are "low level", SGS2 variants are mid, and the eventual SGS3 variants are high. Then in 8-10 months everything will drop down a level when the SGS4 comes out. lol

3. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

As long as the Galaxy S2 gets the newer TouchWiz Nature UX I don't think it'll be outdated

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

why go ahead with it? because some people simply dont like the way the galaxy S3 looks! this phone could be a major hit as was the GS2......nuff said

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I hope it has Touchwiz UX instead of the Touchwiz on the current GS2.

7. phonearenasucks1

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

I think its the one coming to boost and virgin on august 22

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