Samsung Galaxy S II Plus press photos leak out, coming at MWC?

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus press photos leak out, coming at MWC?
Ladies and gents, from Russia with love, almighty tech blogger Eldar Murtazin brings another scoop and this time it’s massive. The press picture of what looks like an upgraded Samsung Galaxy S II (or maybe a brand new S III, but more likely the former) in beautiful white leaked out in a tweet by Murtazin. One possible name for the handset is the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus, at least that's what appeared earlier in Android benchmarking app An3DBenchXL.

The handset runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is expected to arrive at MWC. Why so? The press photo below clearly shows the weather forecast for Barcelona and indicates Feb 28th as a possible date for the launch. Interestingly, Feb 28th falls on Tuesday, not on Thursday as indicated in the picture, which is puzzling. (Thanks, clevername!)

The device looks impressively thin, most probably matching or even beating the Galaxy S II. It also has only three navigational buttons, compliant with ICS recommendations. Earlier today, a Galaxy S II Plus appeared on benchmarks with a 1.5GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos processor. That device, though, was listed as running Gingerbread, not ICS as on the picture.

Overall, there seem to be just a bit too many things not matching like the date and the ICS versus Gingerbread, so we'd take this with a huge grain of salt.

At the same time, Samsung said its much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III won't come to MWC, but rather later in H1 2012. Murtazin claims the S III is arriving in April.



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29 Comments

1. samuellee1996

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

1st xDD lol.. so this is the ics version of sgs2??

2. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

im hoping that samsung will release the kernel source for ics during mwc. if they're going to show off a new ics phone, only makes snese

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

January 28th huh? And that will be a Thursday? Hmmm what year will that be?

4. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

i do hope its not the s3 tho but it looks wicked

5. evolutionqy7

Posts: 38; Member since: May 27, 2011

This looks fake. If you zoom in on the picture you can see pixels not matching around the buttons in a circle. Just looks like some one likes to cut and paste ;)

6. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

It says 04/27 is on a Wednesday... was true for 2011... not 2012!

7. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

looks prettty nice i llike it.. hopefully the screens has a better pixel density and itll be perfect!

8. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

720p + ICS = my new phone!

9. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

drool worthy phone after those specs !

19. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

ICS + 720p display? You mean the G-Nexus...?

24. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

I'm on ATT :( I'd like an LTE phone!! =D

10. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

hmmm...nice try samsung to keep us engaged untill sgs3 comes...but we aint falling for this...will overclock mine to 1.6 ;)

11. baldilocks

Posts: 1542; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

It will probably still be WVGA and not an HD display.

12. baldilocks

Posts: 1542; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I'd rather have a physical home button.

13. deepinsideyourmom

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

I wouldn't.

14. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

looks like a nice refresh....but i think ill just download a ics ROM and oc it to 1.8ghz

15. deepinsideyourmom

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

This is a good phone, but I am not interested where the hell is the gs3.

16. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

O see the buttons over there rather unesesary and may even cause problems

17. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

but for what I see in there is good that they seemed to keep the launcher a la ICS and added some things on top this is what EVERYONE should try to do. start from scratch and make new apps based on 4.0 instead of porting those 3.0 home apps and other things

28. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

that notion was forced upon by google to manufacturers

18. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

"If you don’t go with on-screen buttons and then remove the menu button from the physicals, you are simply put, screwed." -Droid-life ... calling it an obvious fake.

20. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

fake or not i still want a damn white phone, and not the POS skyrocket

21. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I wonder if this is what is coming to t-mobile as the sgs2 blaze.

22. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Maybe this will be Samsung's answer to the SGS 3 like the iPhone 4S was to the iPhone 5 P.S. PLEASE call it the Samsung Galaxy S2S!!!

23. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

lmao!! samsung galaxy S2S !?! funny stuff!!

25. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

holy crap this looks sweet!!!

26. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

FAKE! Apart from all the reasons cited above by everyone, the date specifies 4/27!! Does that mean April??! I know it says Barcelona and we're all very excited for any news on a successor to S2, but seriously do we go on entertaining every loony cartoon drawn to pass off as the Next Big Thing?!! :P

27. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Love the look of Touchwiz in this picture.

29. grizzlybrett13

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

With ICS phyical buttons are no longer needed as there are in the video interface and with the SIII on its way ill just kick back and wait

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