When you hear Samsung the first thing that comes to mind is probably “Galaxy S3“, probably followed by “Galaxy Note 2“. That’s because the Korean smartphone manufacturer really managed to impress Android enthusiasts with their latest flagship phone, and since everyone is now expecting only great products from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 2 is also expected to make some pretty big waves on the market.
Nevertheless, we haven’t actually heard of many mid-ranged smartphones. It’s almost as if it sounds awkward to talk about Samsung and their plans on launching anything with lower specs than the Galaxy S3, not to mention that last year’s top-of-the-line Galaxy S2 is now one of the best mid-range devices you can buy. But, truth of the matter is Samsung needs to cover other market segments as well. For those that would like to own a quality product from Samsung but don’t feel like spending too much on a Galaxy S3, the S3 Mini and Galaxy S2 Plus appear to be in the works.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus
First, let’s talk a bit about the S2 Plus because in all fairness, we were expecting to see a “Plus” version of the S2 ever since it came out. The original Galaxy was followed by a “Plus” variant and we found no reason why the S2 shouldn’t follow in its footsteps.
The S2 Plus has been spotted on the website owned by a carrier from Chile that goes by the name of VTR. The device boasts a 4.5 inch AMOLED display and it’s powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Exynos processor, it has 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, an 8 MP camera on the back and it seems like it comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. Needless to say, the S2 Plus shapes up to be a fairly decent mid-to-high-end device.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini on the other hand is a bit more mysterious than the Galaxy S2 Plus and we don’t have much information concerning its specifications. What has been leaked so far indicates that the Mini should hit the market featuring a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, a dual-core processor inside (may or may not be Exynos) and a 5-MP camera on the back.
Concerning the exact release date of these two devices, well your guess is as good as ours but word around the campfire is that we might get to see these two handsets on shelves sometime during Q4 this year. Interested in finding out more? Stick around and we’ll keep you up to speed as soon as the story develops.
Thanks Pocket Now for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy S2 Plus.