Posted by: Brett
Samsung announced the Galaxy SII Plus today, a very, very minor refresh of the original Galaxy SII. It’s unclear as to why Samsung felt the need to upgrade the Galaxy SII as the new Plus version announced today offers no new features or hardware that would make it worthy of the “Plus” moniker. It has the exact same specs: a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAN, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, an 8 megapixel camera, NFC, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Also note that there is only 8GB of built-in storage, compared to 16GB or 32GB in the original SII, although you can put in a micro SD card up to 64GB. Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is scheduled to roll out to the original Galaxy SII soon as Samsung Korea has already posted an outline of the pending update. It will bring the new Nature UX and all it’s accompanying features just as you’d find on a Galaxy SIII.
Samsung did not mention any details regarding pricing or availability. I’m curious as to whether any US carriers will pick up this device considering it boasts nothing new compared to the original model from 2011.