We’re just over a week away from the Mobile World Congress and the leaks are raining down with details about what to expect at the show. And the latest leak contains details of Samsung’s potentially upcoming Galaxy S 2 Android handset. If the leaked specs are true, then this is going to be one of the most coveted handsets of 2011.
Apparently Samsung will announce its next generation Galaxy S handset at the show with a 4.3 or possibly a 4.5-inch sAMOLED Plus display with a yet unknown resolution. It’ll feature a dual core Samsung Orion SoC with a clock speed of between 1 to 1.2GHz, although there’s no word on how much RAM or built in storage memory it will feature.
It was also said to have dual cameras, an 8-megapixel with LED flash on the rear and a 1.3-megapixel on the front. Other features include Bluetooth 3.0 support (that’s the version that offers faster data transfer speeds) and this also suggests that we’ll be seeing 802.11n Wi-Fi. It will also have a built in NFC (Near Field Communications) chip for contactless payments, a micro SD card slot, a micro USB 2.0 port and a 3.5mm headset jack.
The Galaxy S 2 is also said to ship with Android 2.3, most likely ruined by Samsung’s TouchWiz UI which no one really seems to like, yet Samsung insists to add to all of its Android handsets. It’s also worth noting that the CPU inside the Galaxy S 2 ought to be quite similar to what we’ll see in future ARM powered devices from Apple set to launch later this year.