As reported by SamMobile, it's likely that samsung will introduce is 2 variants of the Galaxy S II Plus, one version with NFC chip and one without NFC. The Samsung GT-I9105 will not use NFC but the Samsung GT-I9105P will have NFC.
There are rumors that Samsung delayed the Galaxy S II Plus because of the success of the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3, but that's debatable. Regardless, the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus will run on Android 4.1.2 and comes in the first quarter of 2013. This model will be available in two colors, Chic White and Dark Blue, and will only be available with a 8GB Storage option.
Screen size and resolution are the same as the current Galaxy S II (4.3" 480 x 800)
Samsung downgraded the processor to 1ghz dual-core processor and the internal storage is 8 GB.
More information about the Galaxy Pocket has been revealed, the Galaxy Pocket runs on Android 4.0.4 ICS and uses the new touch-wiz interface by Samsung.
Compared to the non-Plus version, only a small step up in terms of processor speed, to be exact, it's 18 MHz increase, and storage space of 1 GB more, and everything else seems to have stayed the same.
The handset will have a 2.8-inch 240×320 touchscreen, a 2 MP camera, an 850 MHz Broadcom processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage space, quad-band GSM, HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1,200 mAh battery. It will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
- Android OS: IceCream Sandwich (4.0.4)
- BCM21654, 850Mhz (Broadcom)
- GSM (GSM850/ EGSM900/ DCS1800/ PCS1900), WCDMA (W850/ W1900)
- 4G Bytes (eMMC) + 4G bits (RAM) memory
- 2 megapixel camera
- 2.8″ QVGA TFT (C-type, Multi Touch)
- 1200mAh standard battery
- A-GPS / BT v3.0 / USB v2.0 HS / WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) / FM Radio
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Digital Compass
As Samsung earlier this month announced to launch Galaxy i901's better version, it launches Samsung galaxy S2 i905 today. The phone is launched in Taiwan, which is probably the first country to get it. But, the full launch hasn't been made because it's only been launched in blue color; white colored phone would be launched probably next month.
Furthermore, phone runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update, has a 4.3-inch Amoled screen with 800 x 480 resolutions. A rear camera of 8 mega-pixels and a 2 mega-pixel front camera are also installed in the phone. The phone is powered by a 1.5 GHz processor and a 1 GB processor. In terms of storage, the phone is having 16 GB internal storage and a micro SD slot. A powerful battery of 1600 mAh is also installed in the phone. Lastly, the price of the phone is 13,900 TWD or $474.
Particulars about the top of the line 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus have just been released including two new tablets soon to be launched in the near future: a 7-inch affordable one and an 8-inch model.
The AnTuTu benchmark has listed it with a 1.7GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 5 chip (based on Cortex A15) showcasing the most recent Android platform, 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Plus specifications resemble that of the Nexus 10 and has a general score of 13,377. A UAP profile leak confirmed a similar resolution of an enormous 2,560 x 1,600 pixels.
Availability and cost are yet to be disclosed though it is likely to be launched at MWC towards the end of February.
At the Mobile World Congress held last February, Samsung only ended up announcing the Galaxy Note 8.0 and its wireless charging capabilities. However, it was really slated to introduce several tablets but for some reason, they focused on one major product and other mid-range devices.
Some of the Bluetooth-enabled devices for Samsung were already listed at the Bluetooth SIG and one of these is Galaxy Tab 3 Plus. It looks like an LTE version will also be on the way. Furthermore, the SIG confirms that the LTE edition will be released in Europe. No information exists when it will also be released elsewhere but it will be seen in various markets soon.
This is possibly the No. 1 tablet for the Korean giant this year. However, we could be wrong and the company might just come out with a tablet that has closer specs with the Galaxy S 4, Exynos Octa or possibly even one that has a higher RAM, who knows?
Samsung will surely follow up on its high-end tablets and according to the rumor mill; the next to be featured will be the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus. It can be recalled that Samsung did a "Plus" device two years back with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 Super AMOLED Plus. This device made waves and customers say that it is one of the best tablets in the market.
According to the buzz, Samsung wants to take their tablets to a whole new level and compete head on with Apple's iPad and Sony's XPERIA tablet Z. With the success that they've had with their AMOLED displays, Samsung might just create a bigger tablet fit to rival its major competitors' 10-in and 11-in devices. The Korean company allegedly developed prototypes of various sizes. Furthermore, our insider thinks that Samsung will likely use their Exynos processors, if ever they do launch a bigger, high-end tablet this year.
Well, this comes as a surprise, sammobile basically showed a picture of what they claimed to be the Galaxy Tab 3, I would probably take this as a grain of salt as nothing in the screenshot specify that it's the actual Galaxy Tab 3. It does look a lot like the Galaxy Note 8.0
The product codes are, as rumoured earlier, GT-P8200, GT-P8210 and GT-P8220. What do you think?
Here are the rumored specifications
- Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa CPU
- 4 x (1.6GHz ARM-Cortex A15) 4 x (1.2GHz ARM-Cortex A7)
- Imagination Power SGX 544MP3 GPU
- 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM with 32GB and 64GB Models
- MicroSD card storage expansion (up to 64B)
- 9000 mAh standard li-ion battery
- 10.055″ 2560×1600 display - 300PPI
- Could be PLS LCD or Super AMOLED ‘PENTILE'
- 8 Megapixel camera with AF
- 1080p Video@30fps
- 2 megapixel front facing camera with AF
- 1080p Video@30fps
- IR Blaster
According to SamMobile, two of Samsung's popular devices are getting Jelly Bean updates now. The Samsung Galaxy S II i9100P and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0. Both updates are OTA (over-the-air), as well as through Samsung Kies.
In case you're wondering, the Galaxy S II i9100P comes with an NFC chip, unlike the regular S II i9100. And speaking of the i9100, Jelly Bean updates for it have started in January.
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 is currently available only in Austria. But more countries should follow shortly.
Some of the Enhancements in the new Jelly Bean Update:
- Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
- Full User Interface Revamp (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
- TouchWiz Nature UX
- Samsung's S Cloud services
- Improved Camera features
- New Lockscreen With Many Customization Options
- New Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play
- New Widgets (From Galaxy S III)
- 2 Home screen modes
- New Notification bar With More Notification Toggles
- Google Now
Android and Google really do go together and a good example is the new YouTube application for Android that has Google+ integration. The new version will allow you to immediately post comments or like videos using your Google+.
In the new version, the screen bug has also been fixed when switching, so there won't be any more problems with it.
The new YouTube for Android version also allows playback controls for TV and these can be found on your notification tab. You can easily play your chosen videos back while using other applications and is pretty useful for many who want to multi-task.
Go to Google Play using your Android device if you want the new version for YouTube. You can also update using your computer by logging in to your Google Play account on the web.
Hulu has released an update to their Android app. The 2.8 version of Hulu Plus adds some much-needed improvements, particularly for playback and video seeking.
Some features of the Hulu Android App:
• Watch any current season episode of Community, Family Guy, The Office, Glee, and many more popular shows
• Enjoy popular kids shows, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Kung Fu Panda, Caillou and many more, ad-free
• Catch up on classic series including Lost, Battlestar Galactica and Arrested Development, or explore thousands of critically acclaimed movies
• Resume watching from where you left off on your TV or another supported device
• Add your favorite videos to your queue for instant access and sharing
• Watch over WiFi, 3G, and 4G
• Available for $7.99/month with limited advertising
What's in this version:
- • Improving playback performance, reducing buffering problems and other issues
- • Increasing our device compatibility
- • New streamlined design with 10-second rewind and seek previews
- added support for navigating the app via game controllers and similar peripherals.
Link: Google Play Store