Samsung Galaxy S2 specs and photo leak before MWC starts

12 February, 2011


The Samsung Galaxy S2 is out in the open a day early - specs, photo, the whole shebang. A Korean website slipped up and we now know everything about the next-gen droid, plus info on the Galaxy Tab 2, which reportedly will be 10-inch this time around.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 has grown a bigger screen, another core and somehow gotten thinner in spite of all that. The phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a 1GHz dual-core processor.
The Galaxy S2 screen has a 4.3” diagonal. The phone is just 8.49mm thick and weighs 116 grams. The photo on the left also leaked and the S2 looks just like we expected it to.
The connectivity specs of the Samsung Galaxy S2 are very curious - “4G” (actually HSPA+), Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0+HS. The 802.11a standard uses the 5GHz band rather than the more common 2.4GHz so perhaps the WLAN radio of the Galaxy S2 will be dual-band for the other protocols too. There's also Bluetooth 3.0+HS, which should support 24Mbps data transfers (unlike the non-HS BT3.0, which as we found brings no speed improvement at all).
As for the tablet, it’s the Galaxy Tab successor - a 10.1” Honeycomb tablet, with dual-core 1GHz CPU, 8MP camera with FullHD video capture and stereo speakers.
One final bit of info was in the leaked article - version 2.0 of Samsung’s Bada OS is getting launched at the MWC as well.
Well, we guess we can check two things off our “What to expect from the MWC” cheat sheet.