Samsung Galaxy S II Plus – Android 4.1 on a dual-core 1.2GHz processor

Samsung has announced plans to launch an enhanced version of the world-beating Galaxy S II, with the updated S II combining a 4.3″ 480 x 800 display with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.1.2 as its launch OS. The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus also includes an 8megapixel camera, NFC support (in one slightly thicker hardware variant), 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage space augmented by an SD card slot.

It’s a familiar old friend given a slight makeover. Here it is:

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Samsung’s announcement is lacking any launch dates or timelines for the Galaxy S II Plus’ arrival, so it’s a bit up in the air as to whether we’ll see the thing here or not.

Here’s the stuff with complete tech specs below:

Samsung GALAXY S II Plus

Seoul, Korea – January 10, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today Samsung GALAXY S II Plus, which combines the performance that have made the GALAXY S II one of the world’s most recognized phones, together with nature-inspired user-interface and intuitive features that greatly boost its usability and functionality.

• The GALAXY S II Plus runs on Android™ 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) enabling faster and smoother screen transitions, and providing an enhanced user interface featuring a new, easier-to-use notification panel. It is powered by an impressive 1.2 GHz dual core processor that enables easy multi-tasking, smooth screen transitions and superior graphics for some of the most demanding applications and games.


• The GALAXY S II Plus’ nature-inspired user-interface is complemented with intuitive features that make the phone really easy to use. Direct Call enables users to automatically dial a call by taking the device to the ear. Smart Stay recognizes whether the user is looking at the screen to dim the screen accordingly; while Smart Alert lets users know about missed events or status updates just by picking up the phone.

• The GALAXY S II Plus also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall experience in entirely new ways. Popup Video allows a video to play anywhere on the screen in a resizable pop-up window while simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web. S Voice lets users control the phone using their voice; and Voice Unlock lets users unlock the phone using their own voice.

• A 4.3” WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display offers a generous viewing experience and enables photos captured with the powerful 8MP camera to be enjoyed in true clarity.

• The rear camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that captures moving objects easily without delay. The innovative ‘Buddy photo share’ function also allows images to be easily and simultaneously shared with friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo gallery. Additional features include Group Facetag and Face Zoom to deliver a complete photographic experience. The device is packed with the latest Samsung content services including AllShare Play, which lets users share content across Samsung devices using a single account and password. Users can also enjoy all the benefits of Samsung Hubs, including the latest versions of Readers Hub, Video Hub, Game Hub and Music Hub.

Samsung GALAXY S II Plus Product Specifications

Network
3G HSPA+ 21.1Mbps,HSDPA 7.2Mbps,HSUPA 5.76Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Processor
1.2 GHz Dual Core processor

Display
4.3″ WVGA(480×800) Super AMOLED Plus

OS
Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Camera
Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel Camera with LED Flash
Sub(Front) : 2 Megapixel Camera

Buddy Photo Share, Group Facetag, Face Zoom

Video
Codec: H.263,H.264,MPEG4,DviX,VC1(WMV9),WMV7,WMV8,Sorenson Spark,MP43, VP8
Full HD(1080p@30fps) Playback & Recording

Audio
Format: AAC (AAC/AAC+/eAAC+), MP3, OGG, 3GP, 3GA, MP4, M4A, AMR, AWB, FLAC,
WMA, WAV, MID, XMF, MXMF, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, IMY
FM Radio, RDS(Radio Data System), 3.5mm Ear Jack

Content Features & Services
Samsung Apps
Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air
Samsung TouchWiz
Samsung Hub
– Readers Hub* (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)/ Game Hub* / Music Hub* /
Video Hub*
Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
Samsung AllShare Play
Direct Call, Smart Stay, Smart Alert, Popup Video, S Voice, Voice Unlock, S Beam
Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Plus,
Google Maps, Google Navigation, Google Latitude, Google Places,
Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Downloads
GPS
A-GPS
Glonass

Connectivity
Bluetooth® v 3.0
USB 2.0
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 +5GHz), WiFi Direct
NFC (optional)
Sensor
Accelerometer, Geo-Magnetic, Light, Proximity, Gyro

Memory
8GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 64GB)

Dimension

NFC: 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.9 mm, 121 g
Non NFC: 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm, 121 g

Battery
Standard battery, Li-ion 1,650mAh

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  1. I think Samsung has lot the plot. There is no need for them to release the same phone the only difference is that it is running a different soc i think and has jellybean.

    They should have at least update the original S2 to jellybean first.

    Was gonna wait for the Galaxy S4 but might switch to htc

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