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Samsung adds a Plus to its Galaxy S2, Launches Galaxy S2 Plus

Samsung has added yet another model to its ever-growing Galaxy range of Android phones. The latest to join the list is Galaxy SII Plus.

GALAXY S II Plus Product Image (1)

Ironically only plus from the original S2 model seems to be Android  4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS update. So out of box, Galaxy S2 Plus brings the awesomeness of Jelly Bean along with now standard features of mid range to premium galaxies features like Direct Call, Smart Stay, Smart Alert, Pop Up Video, S Voice etc.

On hardware side Galaxy S2 Plus is no different from the SII. So we have a 4.3-inch WVGA (800 x 480) Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM. The shooter is made of a 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera. It also has features like Buddy Share, Group face tag etc that we have seen in S3 and some of the subsequent models.

I would rather call it a minus, since Galaxy S2 Plus comes with a 8 GB internal storage where as the S2 packed in a 16 GB to begin with.

Galaxy SII Plus is available in white and black colors.

If you are interested in the official press release of Samsung, find it below the picture gallery.

Press release:

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.

0 10 January, 2013 News January 10, 2013

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