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


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