Following the huge success of the Galaxy S, Samsung decided to make their popular phone even better by launching the Galaxy S Plus. The phone is finally up for pre-order on Flipkart, so expect an official announcement any day now. The S Plus is not a new phone, but simply a speed bump of the existing Galaxy S. Samsung has done away with their Hummingbird chipset, which ran at 1GHz and swapped it for a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor. The battery is also bumped up to 1650mAh from 1500mAh to compensate for the faster CPU. The Galaxy S currently retails for 20K, so 2.5K more for a larger battery and speedier internals seems fair. One thing to note is that the S Plus has just 8GB of built-in storage compared to 16GB on the S. For those who already have a Galaxy S, it doesn't make sense to upgrade, instead we recommend you wait for the Galaxy R, which is also on the way. For first time buyers though, the S Plus looks like a great buy, as it's the fastest single core Android phone in that price range.

One of the best droids just got better

One of the best droids just got better

Featurewise, both the phones are pretty much identical. The S Plus features the same Super AMOLED 4-inch screen and 5MP camera capable of 720p video recording. It will still feature the older TouchWiz UI and not 4.0 as seen on the Galaxy S II. Finally, it will come with Gingerbread 2.3 out-of-the box and support Wi-Fi ‘n’ and Bluetooth v3.0. The following are some of the highlights of the phone:

  • 4.0-inch capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixel resolution
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, USB 2.0
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • 3.5 mm handsfree socket

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