Samsung used CES to introduce a new handset that’ll fit into the company’s entry-level handset lineup. The new Galaxy S II Plus is an upgraded version of the very successful Galaxy S II.
The new phone has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch WVGA AMOLED Plus display, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 8 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung enhancements including S-Voice.
Samsung did not announce pricing or launch specifics. Details are in the press release below.
Samsung GALAXY S II Plus
January 10, 2013
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…
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