Samsung Announces Galaxy S II Plus, the Smaller Brother of the Aging S II


Almost two years have passed since Samsung first showed us the first ‘dual-core phone of the masses’ and now its time for Samsung to release a version of it and they have done so in the Galaxy S II Plus. The phone is similar both technically and design-wise to the Galaxy S II but has lost some of its features (perhaps to keep the price down). Here are the specs:

  • 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 480 x 800
  • Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen
  • Dimensions: 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Nature UX
  • S Voice, Voice Unlock, S Beam, Smart Alert, Popup Video, Direct Call, Smart Stay
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Hyperglazed plastic build
  • Weight: 127 grams
  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and TI OMAP chipset
  • 1 GB RAM & 8GB expandable storage
  • 8mp camera with 1080p video recording, LED flash and zero shutter lag
  • 2mp front-facing camera
  • 1650 mAh battery
  • 3G, Bluetooth 3.0, Wifi, Wifi-Hotspot, FM radio & microUSB v2.0
  • Optional NFC
  • Available in Chic White and Dark Blue colors

This phone has also copied some nice tricks and features from the Galaxy S III like the S Voice, S Beam and Smart Stay. The interesting thing here is that spec-wise, the Galaxy S II Plus is obviously a better phone than the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini so we get a feeling these are the specs that the Galaxy S III Mini should’ve got but unfortunately that didn’t happened.

Another interesting thing here is that the original S II’s price has dropped considerably and it will get Jelly Bean too so even that’s not too bad of a deal. Still, I would actually favour this phone because this will be the one getting all the software upgrades in the future so if you’ve got the money, this is the way you should be heading towards.

    • A6x chip and display used in apple products were made by samsung. but apple is now moving away from samsung.

  • Why samsung doesn’t introduce any new design for its products, most of the handsets are identical by shapes, no big difference, i’ve seen people criticizing Apple over similar design of iPhones. Samsung is doing the same too whereas Nokia did a good job for new stylish look in lumia series.

    • what ever they design or nokia there is nothing new change we get in phone i appreciate to samsung that they introduced samsung projector, which is most of the essential need of all peoples who understand it, also in low price u can get the samsung phone of (solar charging system)

      yes apple is the best phone in applications and touch.


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