Samsung Galaxy S II Plus may be in the works
Remember the possible slightly upgraded Samsung Galaxy Nexus that was spotted in a benchmark a couple of days ago? Well, it turns out that it may not be the only Samsung smartphone to get some minor hardware improvements in the near future.
Samsung did say it won’t announce the successor to the Galaxy S II during Mobile World Congress later this month, but that won’t stop it from introducing a slightly better version of the Galaxy S II for example.
And that seems like it has managed to leak via a benchmark too. This time it’s An3DBenchXL, which has unearthed a device calling itself Samsung Galaxy S 2+, which has a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor. Since the ‘vanilla’ Galaxy S II comes with a CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz, the “+” in that name sort of makes sense.
The other details that the benchmark has registered are all identical to the Galaxy S II we all know and love, namely a screen with a 480×800 resolution, and Android 2.3.4 running the show.
We speculated that the new and improved Samsung Galaxy Nexus could come with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and the Galaxy S II+ may as well. However, it’s still likely that they’ll be using different chipsets. The new Galaxy Nexus was spotted with TI’s OMAP 4470, and the Galaxy S II+ will probably keep the in-house developed Exynos, just come with a higher clock. And maybe some other differences that can’t be inferred from a mere benchmark. We’ll let you know when (or if) we find out more.