Samsung preps new Galaxy S2 Plus variant with NFC

by: Bams SadewoDecember 29, 2012

S2 Plus

Samsung has been dominating the Android landscape for quite some time now, but there was a time when it had to play second fiddle to HTC. We’d like to think that the introduction of the Galaxy S2 played a big role in the reversal of fortunes.

Unconfirmed reports about the “sequel” to the phone, the Galaxy S2 Plus, have been making rounds since last August. Now, we’re hearing that Samsung is planning to release two Galaxy S2 Plus variants, the GT-i9105 and GT-i9105P.

According to Unwired View, save for the inclusion of an NFC chip, which the GT-i9105P model will come with, the rest of the Galaxy S2 Plus specs are the same. In case you’ve forgotten all about the unremarkable sheet of specs, here’s what we know of the phone so far.

Like its predecessor, the S2 Plus will sport a 4.3-inch display with 800 x 480 resolution. In addition to the dual-core 1GHz processor, it’ll have 8GB of internal storage, 8MP main camera, 2MP front cam, 1,650mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

For those who are still interested, the Galaxy S2 Plus might be launched in mid-January or February.

  • MasterMuffin

    dual core 1ghz processor? why they don’t use the same processor if they’re going to keep the other specs same?

  • I have a GS2 and mys Exynos CPU is a dual core 1.2GHz I think. Why would they change just that. Other than that I would have liked to have NFC in my S2.

  • Nixon

    I personally love the S2 but the only problem is the low resolution, they should have changed that and it would have been a perfect “budget” phone.

  • 1ghz dual core?.. lols My SII got 1.2ghz dual core, dont mind if they up the processor, screen ppi, and some nfc with jellybean with upzise of the battery.

  • vosg

    My S2 has a 1.2 GHz CPU and 16 GB of internal storage.

  • The GHz are lower, but what is the SoC?

    0.2 GHz less, in a more advanced SoC, could have a better performance AND low battery consumption.

    Numbers don’t mean everything!

  • kascollet

    Again : what’s the point with releasing internally competing phones (S3 Mini & S2+) ?

  • AndroAsc

    I’m going on a rant here, but the sloppy writing from the major Android tech sites is pissing me off, this article included!!! A “dual-core 1GHz processor” is bloody vague, this is the kind of language marketing bozos use… This is a tech site for god’s sake, what is the exact SoC? If you can’t provide that data, what is the CPU architecture? Cortex A8? A9? Scorpion? Krait? A15? A7? A 1.0Ghz A15 vs 1.0Ghz A7 has a HUGE difference in performance! A “dual-core 1Ghz processor” means NOTHING! You might as well not say anything. And what’s the GPU? Why is it that all these sloppy articles never talk about the GPU? PowerVR540 (crap)? Adreno 225 (acceptable)?

  • KeithB

    It has the same (ARM 7)1.2 GHz dual core processor as the original SII.
    I am using one now.

  • Lara

    If you want NFC just get an s3 not s2 + NFC. Seriously Samsung, pick up your game! Stop making phones only to tweak them 6mths-2yrs down the track and release the new tweaked version. Becoming Iike apple.