Feb 12 AT 11:35 AM Nick Gray 70 Comments

Korean news site leaks Samsung Galaxy S 2 image and specs

We still have about a day before Samsung is scheduled to unveil their new devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but that has not stopped a Korean news site from accidentally publishing a news article, revealing an image and detailed specs on the Samsung Galaxy S 2. The image clearly shows a revamped UI with much larger widgets (which look eerily similar to the Live Tiles from Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7) and a front-facing-camera.

As for specs, the Samsung Galaxy S 2 is said to feature a 4.3 inch display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, HSPA+, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, and will be powered by Android 2.3. The Samsung Galaxy S 2 will be slightly lighter than the original, weighing in at 116 grams and may also be the worlds thinnest handset at 8.49mm thick.

The news article also confirms the 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab followup which we reported on yesterday. The Honeycomb tablet will have a 1GHz dual-core processor, surround sound speakers, and an 8 megapixel camera capable of recording video in full HD.

Many of you are still disappointed with how slow Samsung has been rolling out Android updates to the original Galaxy S, but that hasn’t had any apparent effect of Samsung’s sales numbers and the popularity of the Galaxy S line. Let’s hope this time around Samsung has a much better plan in place to deliver timely updates to their customers.

Bonus video: Samsung just uploaded another Galaxy S II teaser.

Via: Samsung Hub

Source: MovePlayer

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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          Just buy the Canadian version. All the Galaxy S devices in Canada got updated.

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    “Many of you are still disappointed with how slow Samsung has been rolling out Android updates to the original Galaxy S, but that hasn’t had any apparent effect of Samsung’s sales numbers and the popularity of the Galaxy S line. ”

    This is the exact reason I want to stay away from Samsung phones at the moment. They have sold a massive amount of these phones despite the outcry over updates. I can’t imagine they would do it any differently next time around when they’ll expect to have a repeat. They’ll consider the timeliness of updates a low priority issue until they feel it in their sales.

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      I have a feeling that everytime a new Samsung product comes out all of the blog sites we love and trust will be repeating that exact same quote.

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    Very nice specs. What the Nexus S should have been in my opinion.

    I doubt there is a big difference between a 1ghz and 1.2ghz dual core for quite some time. Android isn’t even optimizing dual cores at this point. Touchwiz, as always is a downer, but thankfully there is an active XDA community to dampen this otherwise major negative.

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    I know people are going to complain about updates, but what phone do you know that is out now has an official update from their carrier or google that is 2.3 right now. And somebody posted saying “only 2.3.”. Lol! What the hell! What other firmware did google let out. What expectations were you looking for!?

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      Correction: actually the worst Android phone I’ve used is the Galaxy, not the the Galaxy S. If you add poor performance and a cheap display to the bugginess of the Galaxy S, then you get the Galaxy. Just horrible.

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    Hummingbird vs Snapdragon.
    Compare the cameras (not megapixels but the photos and videos taken).

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    Form factor that look eerily similar to that of iPhone 4
    Widgets which look eerily similar to the Live Tiles from Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7
    Operating system which look eerily similar to Android…

    oh wait… sorry about that.

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