Samsung’s best-selling Galaxy SII is about to get a bit of a face-lift and tummy tuck. After sliding out the ace-up-their-sleeve of announcing that the original Galaxy SII would be receiving a manual Android 4.1 Jellybean update, Samsung has now shown the rest of their hand. Say hello to the Galaxy SII Plus.
The Galaxy SII Plus, powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, will be running Android 4.1.2 Jellybean out of the box! This will allow the revolutionized 2-yr old device to have smoother and faster transitions between homepages, the app drawer, and switching between applications via the improved task manager. The UI of will also be revamped, bringing the same Nature-inspired interface that owners of the Galaxy SIII and Note II are currently enjoying.
Other notable features and additions:
- Direct Call: enables users to automatically dial a call when the phone is risen to the ear.
- Smart Stay: the phone recognizes when the user is looking at the screen.
- Smart Alert: lets users see missed events and updates once the phone is picked up.
- Popup Video: allows a video to play anywhere on the screen, in a re-sizable window.
- S Voice and Google Now - Voice Unlock – allows users to unlock the device via their voice.
The Galaxy SII Plus will sport a 4.3″ WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display, and is backed by a 8MP shooter (2MP in the front) that I would assume is on-par with the cameras in the SIII and Note II.
No release date or pricing has been revealed as of this posting. Once the Galaxy SII Plus hits the market, it will be available in white or black. Is this device even necessary?