The first images of the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus have surfaced, prompting speculation that the company may launch the handset in the near future. From the leaked images we can see that it has a lot of similarities to the Galaxy S II, and even has the bump at the rear.
The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus I9105 is expected to come with a 4.3-inch WVGA display, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. Apart from this, the handset is expected to run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and will feature a dual-core 1 GHz processor. The weight of the handset is believed to be 121 gm, while its dimensions are 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.98 mm.
Looks just like the Galaxy S II
In September, a GLBenchmark leak showed a device with the codename Samsung GT-I9105. The benchmark showed that the device had a display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, but this is now expected to be lower, with the resolution at just 800 x 480 pixels. The other bits of information revealed through the benchmark included a 1.4GHz CPU.
The Galaxy S II Plus will come loaded with a PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU. This information was revealed by the GL Environment tab of the benchmark.
8 megapixel camera at the back
At the time, the benchmark indicated that the operating system loaded on the device was Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and not Jelly Bean. However, this could change when Samsung is ready to release the handset and they may launch it with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean onboard. As of now, there is not much else known about the specifications, but once it launches, the price of this handset is expected to be around Euro 400.
Besides this smartphone, another Samsung handset that's surrounded by rumours is the upcoming Galaxy S IV. It's said to be announced in April 2013 and would be a part of a project by Samsung called Project J. Late last month a benchmark on NenaMark detailing a handset with the model number GT-I9400 was leaked. If the numbering system Samsung has stuck to so far is anything to go by, this may well be the highly anticipated successor of the Galaxy S III.
You might be a little taken aback by the low specifications found in the benchmark, as the resolution of the device's display is shown as just 480 x 800 pixels, and the CPU runs at only 1.2GHz. However, these rumours should be taken with a large dose of salt, and you should definitely not expect these specifications to be associated with the device once it is available for purchase. Prior to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III, which had the codename GT-I9300, the handset appeared on benchmarks in December with a display sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 and a dual-core processor. As we know, Samsung did not launch the handset such low specifications, so you can definitely expect the GT-19400 to be launched with specifications as low as this.
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