Samsung Galaxy S II Plus officially unveiled

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus officially unveiledSweet mother of all things beautiful. If you were struggling to keep up with the many, many members of Samsung’s burgeoning Galaxy range, prepare to, uhm, struggle even more. Or something.

While CES 2013 goes down in Las Vegas, South Korea’s favourite manufacturer has slipped out a press release from Seoul, detailing the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus.

Somewhat bizarrely, the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus was rumoured as far back as February 2012, but only now has it come to fruition.

What’s the point? Well, Samsung Galaxy S II Plus specs include (stop me if this sounds familiar) a 4.3in Super AMOLED Plus display (480 x 800), 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8MP/2MP camera combo and 1,650mAh battery.

Internal storage on the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus drops to 8GB, though that’s thankfully augmentable via microSD (up to 64GB).

The South Koreans are keen to stress the presence of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.2) and Samsung’s “nature-inspired” UI, though we’re expecting an update for the original model pretty soonish.

Oddly enough, the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus is in fact 5g heavier than the original model, at 121g.

But the big change here seems to be the presence of Samsung Galaxy S III-style hyperglazed plastic, which comes in Chic White and Dark Blue.

And that’s the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus. Wow.

via: Samsung

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:10

errrrm.... can you repeat that?

SpeedyG  Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:21

errrrm.... can you repeat that?

Waste of time and money.

I don't know who works in that mobile team, but they ought to lose their jobs tbh.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:24

...of course, if they sell it at £179.00... hahaha
Nope, this is pretty idiotic. Unless they sell it for £179.00 (oh, I already said that)

lcurdie / MOD  Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:35

*awaits Matt's reaction...*

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:54

He's off to sell his Note 2 :p

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:58

S2 Minus would have been a more accurate name...

Treab  Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:59

Are you kidding me.... whats the point to this phone O.o

Pffft  Jan. 10, 2013 at 13:10

What if Samsung skipped all these diet models and concentrated all its efforts into releasing the NOTE III as soon as possible.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 10, 2013 at 13:25

What if Samsung skipped all these diet models and concentrated all its efforts into releasing the NOTE III as soon as possible.
I wouldn't hold your breath, the Note series has been on an October release cycle for the past two years, and I'd be surprised if that changed in any significant way for the Note 3.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 10, 2013 at 13:27

Are you kidding me.... whats the point to this phone O.o
My feelings entirely...I bet a real S2 will be cheaper anyway when this launches, seeing as you can get one for £199 plus £20 cashback from Orange. This would need to be a £150 phone to be worth getting, even then, it only comes it horrid colours. The white S2 has always looked cheap and nasty and that blue just isn't a good colour for a phone, IMO.

Pondlife  Jan. 10, 2013 at 14:26

Hard to see them pricing it under the s3 mini though isn't it.
Phone equivalent of middle aged woman with too much make up and a tarty dress?

But it'll sell, cast away your doubts on that. Though clearly those in the know won't go near it.

On the plus side it might get more updates which as it seems pretty similar ;) to the original should get ported by devs very easily.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 10, 2013 at 14:43

Hard to see them pricing it under the s3 mini though isn't it.
Phone equivalent of middle aged woman with too much make up and a tarty dress?

But it'll sell, cast away your doubts on that. Though clearly those in the know won't go near it.

On the plus side it might get more updates which as it seems pretty similar ;) to the original should get ported by devs very easily.

Yes, I think the only good thing about this device is it'll likely get updates after Samsung give up on the real S2, so it'll extend the custom ROM life of the proper version. Saying that, the real S2 has 100% stable JB available for it already, I was running it for ages before I sold mine.

mrew42  Jan. 10, 2013 at 15:02

This is as bad as HTC 2 years ago....l

AhmadCentral  Jan. 10, 2013 at 17:27

I bet this will cost more than £300...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 10, 2013 at 20:03

I bet this will cost more than £300...
'Course it will, all the big name brands rip people off for mid-range handsets.

maheshkumarg2  Jan. 11, 2013 at 18:30

i will replace the panel and call it as s2 plus. Thought there might be NFC in this phone

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