As expected, Samsung has just introduced the Galaxy S II Plus smartphone, which makes the link between the popular Galaxy S II and Galaxy S III handsets.
However, those who already purchased the Galaxy S III mini will not miss the Galaxy S II Plus at all.
The Galaxy S II Plus ships with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, integrated with Samsung’s nature-inspired user interface.
Unlike the Galaxy S III mini, which packs a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz, the Galaxy S II Plus is powered by a slightly better 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, which is complemented by 1GB of RAM.
The smartphone comes with only 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
Another strong point of the phone is the 4.3-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution.
The 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back features LED flash, autofocus and full HD (1080p) video recording, while the secondary 2-megapixel camera in the front is perfect for video calls.
Other highlights of the smartphone include: NFC (Near Field Communication), GPS with GLONASS and 1650 mAh Li-Ion battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer.
Samsung Galaxy S II Plus users will be able to enjoy the benefits of Samsung Hubs, including the latest versions of Readers Hub, Video Hub, Game Hub and Music Hub.
It is also worth mentioning that the Galaxy S II Plus features Group Facetag and Face Zoom camera functions to deliver a complete photographic experience and is packed with the latest Samsung content services including AllShare Play, allowing users to share content across Samsung devices using a single account and password.
Unfortunately, Samsung has yet to announce any details on the Galaxy S II Plus availability and pricing options, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter.