Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus with Android Jelly Bean now available, but not in USA
The rehashed Samsung Galaxy S2 with “Plus” name is now available in Finland, no word yet for the unlocked international market.
Feb 04, 2013, 12:12 A.M., MONDAY. Article by: Carlo Raphael Diokno – Not for US smartphone market though, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus sporting Android Jelly Bean 4.1 mobile operating system out of the box is now available in Finland for €378 or $512 after the current conversion rates.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus, with the same S2 design, is offering a more advanced OS than its predecessor. With Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, the S2 Plus is arguably the “toned-down” version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 — and it targets customers who aren’t willing to pay $600 to $700 for a smartphone.
It is too early to predict, but this phone might not hit the US market with carrier support. Carriers like Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile are currently focused on bringing top-end materials for their LTE or 4G networks with expensive price tags. Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Note 2 are still available in the United States and some stores offer cheaper option either on or off a carrier contract.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus features a 4.3-inch WVGA (480×800) Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel primary camera, front-facing camera, dual-core Broadcom 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM and 1650mAh battery.
It is worth noting that the older Samsung Galaxy S2, at least some of its variants, are set to receive the same Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system via update, but apparently, US carrier-based Galaxy S2 phones are still waiting for their own software OTA or over the air system update and the recently leaked time table could be for European based handsets only. Via Sam Mobile.