Samsung Galaxy S II Plus Review: Sneakpeek

Reinventing and re-engineering. What do you do when you have a very popular product and its been around for a very long time. You either take out the next better product or you redesign, innovate and re-engineer the popular product into a better product to make it more popular. Samsung does this and is in fact very adept at it. If any one out there is to see Samsung‘s line of products most of them carry the legacy of a product lineage. Take the S II, S III or even the Ace and you would find this trend being repeated by Samsung. In these efforts to re-produce market holding products it has been pretty successful. In the year ahead one of Samsung’s that I am looking ahead to trying out is the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus. Designed probably to carry ahead the Galaxy S2 legacy, I am not looking ahead  to checking out the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus because it would be one of those products which we have to get before the world ends speculatively in 2013. I hardly care about that. What entices me is a look at whether the S II Plus would add on any value to the already very commendable S II or would it just be another sequel that’s made to look like a plus. For the starters here is a speculative review of the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus.



The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus by the specifications available currently seems to be a similar design package like the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Galaxy S II Plus has a dimensions of 66.1 x 125.3 x 8.98 mm which is almost same as its prequel S II model. The plain difference is that the S II plus is thicker than its predecessor implying it will probably have a weightier feel to its hold. This is reflected in its weight which is 121 gms as compared to the 116 gms of the S II.


Sound, Camera & Action: The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus sports a mono output on its audio scene. With most of the Samsung phones sporting similar features on the audio output and delivering a pretty good performance, the Samsung Galaxy S II can also be expected to play along similar lines giving the earthy sound output that Samsung phones are identified with.

Camera on the S II Plus is a standard 8 MP affair in the primary camera area and a 1.9 MP camera on the secondary option with an optical zoom of 1x scope. The S II symbolic LED flash accompanies the camera hardware.

Action on the hardware of the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus is as usual with the display which is a 4.3 inch super AMOLED display that gives a highly vibrant visual experience the same way an S II does. It offers a resolution of 480 x 800.


The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus is expected to feature the Android 4.1 Jelly Beans as well as 1.5 GHz dual core processor and 16 GB of internal memory. The S II plus should have a deliverance upon fast performance if the specs here are any indication. However the processor is still speculative.


The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus is yet to debut in the market and has been so far glimpsed only in the Chinese market. However it will probably be priced in the range of $250-300 going by the features and the range. However whether the magic of the S II plays out here or not is not very clear because considering the comparison of the machine with the present S II it almost seems like a new born which will feature most similar functions like the present. However to see for yourself wait on till January because this phone is expected by January 2013. 

No ratings on it for now. Lets wait for New Year to snap up this product.