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January 11, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S2 gets a Jellybean clone

If you’re thinking that the device that we’re reporting right now is knock-off from some Chinese company who got a hold of Sammy’s Galaxy SII mold, well think again. This SGS2 clone is actually from the South Korean firm’s stables and it goes by the name of Samsung Galaxy SII Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus

So it seems like despite of the success that Samsung had with the SGSII, they still have a lot of unsold units which they decided to dust off and retail under a different name. The new, or we should say recycled handsets doesn’t really offer much of a difference from the first SGS2 (GT-i9100). So rather than showcase its specs in detail, we’ll just give you the main differences between the two.

• 32nm Exynos 4 Dual (GT-N9100 had the 45nm)
• Hyperglazed plastic back cover, same as the SGS3
• Android 4.1.2 out of the box
• Nature-inspired UI called Nature UX (SGS2 had TouchWiz UI)
• Optional NFC for some models
• New color variation (Chic White and Dark Blue)

The only key dissimilarity between the Galaxy S2 and the S2 Plus is the OS and the UI that accompanies it. I’m not sure about you, but if I’m a proud owner of the OG SGS2, I’d be furious to know that a slightly tweaked version of my handset already has Jelly Bean out of the box while I silently weep for the update to come to my 2 year old handset.

SGS2 Plus

To call the changes made by Samsung on the SGS2 Plus insignificant is an understatement. We just don’t see the point why the company needs to release such handset, but we guess that’s one of the perks of being on top. You can get away with virtually anything.

Pricing and availability of the Samsung Galaxy SII Plus is still under wraps, but will keep you updated once we hear a word.

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7 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy S2 gets a Jellybean clone”

  1. William C says:

    For those with the S2, this could have been a great handheld, since they already had an assortment of accessories. But they SHOULD have at the very least bumped up the processor to quad core. Without the increase in CPU speed, there’s just no incentive to upgrade (like when the iPhone 4 was upgraded to 4S).

    Given the S2 name, I doubt Samsung will sell this any lower than 13-15k, and nowadays all those local brands are selling similarly spec Androids for 7k or less. Sure, those are ICS not Jellybean. But by the time, the S2 Plus get to market, I am sure the clones would have Jellybean and 1GB RAM as well…So this would not be of much lure to newbies as well.

  2. Paul says:

    • Nature-inspired UI called Nature UX (SGS2 had TouchWiz UI)

    Nature UX is also TouchWiz, it’s the latest version.

  3. Rapha says:

    Been looking for an S2 for the past week but couldnt find one in the retail stores I passed by. This is exactly what Im looking for. cant wait!!

  4. Mica
    Twitter: micasobre
    says:

    I’ve always loved the way the S2 looked over the S3. But I’m still waiting for that dual-sim feature. I got excited to see it on this post but.. no luck. Maybe the next time!

  5. jose procopio says:

    “So it seems like despite of the success that Samsung had with the SGSII, they still have a lot of unsold units which they decided to dust off and retail under a different name. The new, or we should say recycled handsets doesn’t really offer much of a difference from the first SGS2 (GT-i9100).”

    aba aba aba :D

  6. chacha says:

    sulit has samsung clones from korea daw, just search there “galaxy S3 Korea” they have one for as low as P8.5K, i’ve seen someone selling it to foreigners on Ermita for P10K, i dont know if they could easily distinguis it, since they have an almost authentic box labeled made in Korea:)

  7. paolo
    Twitter: OdeiraOloap
    says:

    This is completely pointless of Samsung (But, hey. There HAS to be a reason why Samsung is Number 1 in the Android space), but this is Still better than many Androids that are poised to be way, way cheaper and have qHD IPS displays, to be frank. :D

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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