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.
Samsung usually organizes special events on Mobile World Congress, such as the announcement of new smartphones or tablets, etc. This year, there will be no special press conference but they will carry on with launching at least one new device, the Galaxy Note 8. According to reports, it will come in three types and these are the GT N5110, which has Wi-Fi only, the GT 5100, which has 3G connectivity and lastly, the GT N5105, which has 3G and LTE connectivity.
There is no definite word yet with regards to the pricing but anticipate the Galaxy Note 8 to sweep across Europe seamlessly. Moreover, expect Samsung not to overprice the Note 8 especially if it will go head on against the iPad mini, which starts at around $329. Folks are advised to keep guessing until the next Mobile World Congress on February 25th in Spain.
Samsung plans to provide a sample version of the S 4 to retailers who want to experience the device's capabilities. The company has decided to use an LTE with 3G version, which is only one of many, six to be exact, of the Galaxy S 4.
A Samsung insider also surmises that Samsung will most probably use the Snapdragon processor and that it would be the 600. Earlier assumptions pointed to the Exynos processor being used in the flagship phone with a separate chip for the LTE.
As to the design, the Galaxy S 4 will come in black and white and it will be offered in 16, 32 and 64 GB variants for each color. MicroSD will most probably be used to expand the memory. Furthermore, based on teaser banners and logos, a dotted back panel is highly possible. We'll know more in the following days if it will be made out of glass or polycarbonate plastic that is typical for many Samsung products. The Galaxy S 4 will be formally launched in Times Square on March 14th.
Samsung Galaxy S IV in 6 variants.
- GT-I9500 Galaxy S IV 16 GB (White)
- GT-I9500 Galaxy S IV 32 GB (White)
- GT-I9500 Galaxy S IV 64 GB (White)
- GT-I9500 Galaxy S IV 16 GB (Black)
- GT-I9500 Galaxy S IV 32 GB (Black)
- GT-I9500 Galaxy S IV 64 GB (Black)
For the past two weeks, the internet has been bombarded with plenty of fake news about the Samsung galaxy S 4.Let's take a look at a more "credible" source than rumor mongers. The Bloomberg has just issued an article that says the Galaxy S IV will come in two variants. The international version will apparently have Exynos Octa, while the US version will have snapdragon 600 chipset.
However, if the latest photos were true, Samsung might just introduce the S 4 with the Snapdragon 600 in the international markets. These photos were released by SammyHub, the same source that also showed us the first AnTuTu benchmark photos last week.
A few more hours to go and the much-awaited S 4 will already be unveiled. Bloomberg has created quite a long article about it but then, it failed to cite a credible source, quoting, "...according to two people familiar with the product, ...," Nice touch. Here's to hoping there's a Snapdragon version after all.