While we know that Samsung has no plans to showcase the true successor of the Galaxy S II at this year’s Mobile World Congress, that doesn’t mean that the manufacturer doesn’t have anything to show off. And while before yesterday it was anyone’s guess, the rumor mill has kicked into overdrive with speculation that the device in question may have shown up in An3DBenchXL’s benchmark database. As the title suggests, the handset is apparently the Galaxy S II+.
It isn’t out of the realm of possibility, as Samsung has used the “Plus” title before on past devices. As far as features go, the benchmark database has the rumored Galaxy S II+ with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. While the processor in the device is interesting, as it’s always a fun game to play to guess which CPU Samsung will use next, the big takeaway is probably the version of Android they will use when they show it off.
We’ll just have to wait and see where this goes, but if Samsung is going to unveil a slightly faster version of the already released Galaxy S II, perhaps they should at least aim to equip it with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.