More rumors about a Samsung Galaxy S II are starting to trickle in now. Apparently, it's likely we may see the first demo of the device at Mobile World Congress in February. Interestingly, the previous rumors pegged the phone to have a 1.8GHz dual-core CPU, but these new reports suggest that the phone will instead come with a quad-core beast. Supposedly, the chip will be an Exynos 4412, 32nm quad-core Cortex A9 chip. An additional rumor suggests a different chip all-together. It may perhaps end up being part of the Exynos 5xxx lineup. This includes chips like the dual-core Cortex A15-based Exynos 5250; however, more than likely, this part of the rumor (at least) is false, because previous reports say that level of chip will not be available until later on in 2012. There were some additional specs leaked that are more likely to be accurate. Here's a breakdown:
- 4.6” HD (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED Plus display,
- LTE connectivity,
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 12MP Camera that can capture 1080p video
Of course, these specs are pretty easy for anyone to extrapolate, since these few features are now practically requirements for high-end devices (with the possible exception of the 12MP camera).
There was another rumor that came with this report as well: Samsung is actively working on their own version of 3D tech for phones and tablets, and they may debut a Samsung Galaxy S 3D phone at MWS. This one has to make you wonder, though. Why would Samsung try and jump into a market where HTC and LG have already basically failed to garner any interest? For the most part, the various 3D phones, like the LG Optimus 3D and the HTC EVO 3D haven't really sold very well. Of course, it is possible that Samsung could do better in the market, but who knows?