Samsung Galaxy S2 vs New S2 Plus, no big changes

Samsung mobiles continues to expand its family of Galaxy devices with the newest Galaxy on the block being Samsung Galaxy S II plus. With this release, the biggest question on consumers’ minds is, what does the Galaxy S II plus offer that the Samsung Galaxy S II does not?


The answer to the above question is, effectively nothing. The dimensions of the phone, the screen resolution as well as the camera remain the same. Both the old Samsung Galaxy S II and the new Samsung Galaxy S II plus possess a 1.2 GHz Dual-core A9 cortex processor which seems to be the biggest let down with the evolution of processor heavy application coming into the market. As for the available memory for data, the new S II plus has trimmed down to 8 Gb internal storage from the 32 Gb or 16 Gb offered by the older S II, though it supports external Micro SD storage up to 64 Gb.

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Let's compare the technical features and specification between Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and SII.
Old Samsung Galaxy S2 vs New S2 Plus
Specification
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus
Model
i9100
i9105
Screen
4.3-inch Super AFMOLED
4.3-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution
800 × 480 pixels (217 ppi)
800 × 480 pixels (217 ppi)
Processor
Exynos dual-core Cortex A9 (1.2 GHz)
Dual-core Cortex A9 (1.2 GHz)
Memory RAM
1 GB
1 GB
Internal storage
16 or 32 GB
8 GB
MicroSD
Yes, up to 32 GB
Yes, up to 64 GB
Rear camera
8 MP (1080 video)
8 MP (1080 video)
Front camera
2 MP
2 MP
Size
125.3 × 66.1 × 8.5 mm
125.3 × 66.1 × 8.5 mm
Weight
116 grams
121 grams
OS
Confirmed as Android 4.1
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Additionally, Samsung will release the I9105P, a Samsung Galaxy S II Plus variant which possesses the Near Field Communication feature. The near field communication feature allows two smartphones to establish radio communication with one another when they are in close proximity.


So its pretty evident that Samsung Galaxy II Plus provides no real upgrade over its predecessor. So this really dents the success of the product, all is not lost for Samsung yet as they can target the lower budget smartphones with this product. The Galaxy S II plus may prove a big competitor to those smartphones and boost sales. It is logical to think that the Samsung Galaxy S II plus will be priced cheaper than the old Samsung Galaxy S II, which is available for around 350 Euros in the market. Ideally, a pricing of about 300 Euros would be welcome greatly and would present itself with an opportunity for success otherwise with these features soon obsolete with better devices presenting themselves in the phone industry, the Galaxy S II plus may prove to be a big mistake on Samsung’s part. An official confirmation of the price has not yet been announced, until that time, a wait would prove virtuous.