Android Phones

Samsung introduces the Galaxy S II Plus, offers Jelly Bean and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor

January 10, 2013 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, Samsung

GALAXY S II Plus Product Image

In case you don’t exactly want the Galaxy S III, but find the Galaxy S II too outdated for your liking, then you may be happy to learn that Samsung is going to launch a Galaxy S II Plus.  For many, this new phone will be largely irrelevant, but for others looking to save on a mid-range device, the GS2 Plus could be a great smartphone, depending on what price Samsung decides.

Specs of the GS2 Plus include a 4.3 inch WVGA touch screen display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8MP rear facing camera, 2MP front facing camera, 1GB of RAM, optional NFC, and 8GB of onboard memory.  One of the more attractive aspects of the new Galaxy smartphone is the fact that it launches with Android 4.1.2 out of the box.  It is nice to see Samsung install Jelly Bean on a mid-range, non-flagship device.

At this point in time, we do not have official word on a target price point or availability.  I imagine it will go to smaller markets where the desire for mid-range devices is strong.