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Samsung Announces the Galaxy S2 Plus, Same Old Specs with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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We’ve first heard about the Samsung Galaxy SII Plus almost a year ago. And just when we thought that this handset has died of a natural death even before it was released, here comes Samsung suddenly announcing about the said smartphone.

Yes, dear readers, the Samsung Galaxy SII is alive and kicking. Unfortunately it’s kicking out the same old specs as the original Samsung Galaxy SII released in 2011. Only this time, the Galaxy SII plus runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The Samsung Galaxy SII Plus which carries the official model number I9105 features the latest TouchWiz User Interface which Samsung calls as Nature UX. It has the same 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display as the Galaxy SII. Other features include HSPA, Wi-Fi, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS with Glonass, 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. It’s loaded with a 1,650 mAh battery as well.

Samsung has more to say about the Samsung Galaxy SII Plus. Read on in case you’re interested on this smartphone.

Samsung GALAXY S II Plus
January 10, 2013

Seoul, Korea – January 10, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today Samsung GALAXY S II Plus, which combines the performance that have made the GALAXY S II one of the world’s most recognized phones, together with nature-inspired user-interface and intuitive features that greatly boost its usability and functionality

• The GALAXY S II Plus runs on Android™ 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) enabling faster and smoother screen transitions, and
providing an enhanced user interface featuring a new, easier-to-use notification panel. It is powered by an impressive
1.2 GHz dual core processor that enables easy multi-tasking, smooth screen transitions and superior graphics for
some of the most demanding applications and games.

• The GALAXY S II Plus’ nature-inspired user-interface is complemented with intuitive features that make the phone really
easy to use. Direct Call enables users to automatically dial a call by taking the device to the ear. Smart Stay recognizes
whether the user is looking at the screen to dim the screen accordingly; while Smart Alert lets users know about
missed events or status updates just by picking up the phone.

• The GALAXY S II Plus also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall experience in
entirely new ways. Popup Video allows a video to play anywhere on the screen in a resizable pop-up window while
simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or
surfing the Web. S Voice lets users control the phone using their voice; and Voice Unlock lets users unlock the phone
using their own voice.

• A 4.3” WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display offers a generous viewing experience and enables photos captured with the
powerful 8MP camera to be enjoyed in true clarity.

• The rear camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that captures moving objects easily without delay. The innovative
‘Buddy photo share’ function also allows images to be easily and simultaneously shared with friends pictured in an
image directly from the camera or the photo gallery. Additional features include Group Facetag and Face Zoom to
deliver a complete photographic experience. The device is packed with the latest Samsung content services including
AllShare Play, which lets users share content across Samsung devices using a single account and password.
Users can also enjoy all the benefits of Samsung Hubs, including the latest versions of Readers Hub, Video Hub,
Game Hub and Music Hub.

No words yet on when this handset is going to be released and whether it will be made available in the international market. But then again, would you really be interested in getting a smartphone which is more than a year older already?

Via [Samsung]

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