It’s been almost a year since we’ve first heard about the Galaxy S II Plus. Now the smartphone is finally official, as Samsung announced two editions of it: i9105, and i9105P (the latter featuring NFC).
The new Galaxy S II Plus runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the latest version of TouchWiz UI, called Nature UX. The smartphone looks a lot like the original Galaxy S II i9100 (introduced in early 2011). And although it’s being released now, two years after the i9100, its specs aren’t significantly improved.
The i9105 comes with the same 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display found on the i9100. It further offers HSPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS with Glonass, Bluetooth 3.0, 2MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera with LED flash and zero shutter lag, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 1,650 mAh battery.
As you can see in the press photos above, the Galaxy S II Plus has two color versions: white and dark blue. Samsung didn’t say when the handset will be released, and neither in what markets, or for what price.
Is there really need for this Galaxy S II Plus, as long as we have the Galaxy S III Mini, and the original S II i9100 is upgradeable to Android Jelly Bean? No, I don’t believe so. But Samsung seems to think otherwise.
Via Press release
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