Samsung Galaxy S2 & Galaxy S Mini expected at MWC

Samsung Galaxy S2 & Galaxy S Mini expected at MWCSamsung has made no secret of its desire to be the number one player in the mobile arena. Central to this aim is the Galaxy brand – so far we've seen a tablet (the Galaxy Tab), one of the best smartphones of 2010 (the Galaxy S), one of the launch Windows Phone 7 handsets (the Galaxy 7) and a Galaxy in all but name, the Google branded Nexus S.

Now there's two more to add to the list – the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S Mini – and they're both headed for next month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Galaxy S2 is without question the more exciting of the two, given the fact that it's the replacement for the already excellent Galaxy S.

Tipped by Korean industry site ETNews [page translated] to be packing a dual-core processor, a massive 4.3in Super AMOLED screen, and with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board, it's not difficult to see what all the fuss is about.

So far only artist renders of the device have been pictured, so we can't say much about what the Galaxy S2 will look like, and even the name is said to be a placeholder for now, but we'll be keeping a close eye on Samsung's stand at MWC for the finished article. With its 4.3in screen it shouldn't be too hard to spot.

While we're there, we'll be looking for a closer look at the Galaxy S Mini too, or the S5570 to use its model number. Captured on film by Samsung Hub (and pictured above), the S5570 has just passed through certification in China and looks to have a modest 240 x 320-pixel resolution and run Android 2.2 on its diminutive frame.

The Galaxy S Mini is likely to be as close to the bottom of the smartphone heirarchy as the Galaxy S2 is to the top, but we'll give you the lowdown on both just as soon as more details become available.

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