Yesterday came the news that the Samsung Galaxy S III launch had been pushed back to a later date at a dedicated event, but that does not mean that Samsung will not showcase a high end smartphone at MWC. Samsung perhaps has pulled an Apple like manoeuvre as reports about a Galaxy S II plus are flooding the cyberspace. An3DBenchXL, a benchmark database for smartphones is showcasing benchmarks for a device marked out as the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus. The benchmarks show that the device is running a 1.5GHz processor. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, S22 set to annoy plastic haters in 2022
While we don’t know which processor stack the device packs in, the scores at definitely higher than the Galaxy S II by some margin. One should note that Samsung has a tendency of using different pieces of silicon from different vendors, case in point being the Galaxy Nexus, which packs in a Ti OMAP 1.2GHz chip, while the Galaxy R uses the Nvidia Tegra 2 and the Galaxy S II uses Samsung’s own Exynos processor.
From what we understand the device will be spec-wise identical to the current Galaxy S II expect for the minor bump in the processor spec. Frankly speaking we are not big fans of such an iterative update strategy, as a 0.5GHz bump in processor speed will not do much to improve the user experience. Having said that, such a device makes sense for Samsung as they have done this before with the Galaxy S Plus, which was an upgraded variant of the original Galaxy S. Prospective buyers will do well to stray clear of such a device and not get lulled into Samsung’s strategy. They should rather opt for the Galaxy Nexus or wait on for the Galaxy S III.