A slightly larger variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II recently surfaced in Samsung homeland South Korea. The handset, codenamed the Samsung Celox, is expected to launch in South Korea in September and in Germany within the year.
Korean tech blog IT TONG reports the Samsung Celox to be strikingly similar to the Samsung Galaxy S II, but with a larger size and with 4G LTE radios in tow. It comes packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 application processor with the MDM9200 baseband chip. These allow the the Samsung Celox to support 4G LTE frequencies in the 800 MHz range, but that might not be great news for U.S. folks, since major carriers such as Verizon and AT&T use LTE frequencies in the 700 MHz range.
The purported specs sheet of the Samsung Celox claims it will have a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen with WVGA resolution, 16 GB of internal storage (expandable to 32 GB with a microSD card), a 1750-mAh battery (which has a higher capacity than the one in the Galaxy S II, which is only 1650 mAh), Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, an 8-megapixel primary camera, and a 2-megapixel secondary cameras. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is onboard, with Samsung TouchWiz 4.0 user interface.
Whether the Samsung Celox will reach non-Korean and non-German markets remains to be seen. Won’t it be nice to see this powerful gadget arrive in the U.S.?
Image credit: IT TONG