Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S II breaks cover, along with specs for it and Galaxy Tab IIAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
There's been a lot of Samsung-related leaks ahead of the company's big MWC event tomorrow, and today we've got even more information on Sammy's two new flagship devices. First up, the Galaxy S II: according to some internal documents spied by Engadget, the Galaxy S II will feature a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, dual-core 1GHz Exynos (aka Orion) CPU, NFC, 24Mbps HSPA+, and a thickness of 8.49mm at its thinnest points. Other specs we've heard for the S II include an 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 512MB RAM, and 16GB internal storage. Along with the specs, a high-res image that's said to be the Galaxy S II has leaked, which you can see above.
Moving on to bigger things, the Galaxy Tab II's specs look a lot like the ones we heard yesterday, although with a few added goodies: 10.1-inch 1280x800 display, 1GHz CPU, and a completely stock version of Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
Finally, Sammy is said to be working on a new 3D-capable display, likely similar to the glasses-free one found on the Optimus 3D, that's four inches in size with a resolution of 800x480. There's also something called the "Motion UI" supposedly in the works that will allow users to pan and zoom around in apps like Google Maps simply by panning and tilting the phone. There's also some big LTE-related things in Samsung's plans, says Engadget, as the company is planning to use the 4G tech for things like Internet TV and "cloud-based gaming."
Both of Samsung's new high-end devices sounds pretty great, although I'm kind of surprised that the Galaxy S II may not sport a 4.5-inch display like the Infuse 4G, especially since both handsets look so similar to one another. As for the Tab II, I'll be really happy if Sammy ends up putting stock Honeycomb on the device (as I'm sure you all know, I'm all about vanilla Android). A lot of you said that you'd prefer a 10-inch tablet over a 7-inch one, so the news that Samsung is upping the Tab's screen size should make a lot of people happy, too. So, what do you all think of these specs for the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab II? Are they enough to convince you to pick up Samsung's new products, despite their less-than-fantastic history when it comes to Android updates?