By Sumit Passary | Aug 22, 2012 09:26 AM EDT
South Korean smartphone gizmo Samsung will soon give fans much to cheer about. If rumors are to be believed, Samsung will be adding two new devices - Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy S2 Plus- to its popular Galaxy range of smartphones. The two new offerings are expected to hit the shelves by Q4 2012.
According to TheDroidGuy, Samsung is "working on two new high end smartphones that are set to be launched in the last quarter of this year." Experts opine that the immense success of the S3 and the S2 smartphones in the Galaxy series may have propelled Samsung to get more variants of these phones, which will cater to more smartphone users with different requirements.
"The big question is, why would Samsung work on these devices instead of developing entirely new gadgets? If the rumor is true, it does not seem to make much sense for an improved version of an older smartphone released last year to cost more than a mini version of a newer smartphone, just a couple of months old," deliberated TheDroidGuy.
Speculations indicate that the Galaxy S3 Mini will sport a 4-inch WVGA Super-AMOLED screen and a dual-core processor will power the Android-based smartphone. The device is also expected to have a 5-megapixel camera. Little information on the Galaxy S2 Plus is available, courtesy an article that Samsung posted for a short time, which it eventually removed. Why the article was pulled down is anybody's guess.
The Galaxy S2 Plus is likely to have a 4.5-inch AMOLED screen with an 8-megapixel camera. The presence of a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM will boost the device. Additionally, it is expected to have 16GB of on-board memory. A wait and watch game is likely to ensue as smartphone fans conjecture whether the S2 Plus will run Android's Ice Cream Sandwich or the much-awaited Jelly Bean.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is likely to have a price tag of $200 and the enhanced Galaxy S2 Plus may be offered between $250 and $350. The pricing strategy seems to target mid-ranged smartphone buyers at the same time promoting the Samsung brand name.
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