Samsung may have a device on their roadmap to help ease the wait for the anticipated launch of the Galaxy S III after news broke that the upcoming device would most definitely not be making a trip to Mobile World Congress at the end of the month. A benchmark report has surfaced through An3DBenchXL with a rather curious device name assigned to it, the Galaxy S 2+. The Android 2.3.4 device is shown to have a CPU clocked slightly higher than the original Galaxy S II’s 1.2GHz. At 1.5GHz, the bumped up processor calls to mind a recent benchmark report for an updated Galaxy Nexus. The device in that case appeared to be running on the TI OMAP4470, and the same processor could replace Samsung’s Exynos chip in a potential upgrade to the Galaxy S II.
The move would not be without precedent. Samsung released a refresh to the original Galaxy S in the form of the Galaxy S Plus and more recently announced the Galaxy S Advance. The slight bump up in specs found in the supposed Galaxy S II Plus wouldn’t be enough to stop people from holding out for the big boy Galaxy S III, but it would certainly help fill a gap in Samsung’s product lineup until the more advanced device is ready for launch.