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Samsung Galaxy II ‘Plus’ upgrade incoming to greet iPhone 5 at sea

Samsung Galaxy II ‘Plus’ upgrade incoming to greet iPhone 5 at sea

Samsung is reportedly working on an even more powerful version of its Galaxy S 2 smartphone, boasting a face-melting 1.4GHz processor, as it bids to sink the iPhone 5 battleship before it drops anchor.

Gadget site The Pop Herald claims to have received “a bunch of e-mails from credible sources” in the Far East stating that Samsung is not resting on its laurels at a time when rumours for the fifth-generation iKit get ever-closer to boiling point.

According to the missives, the Korean giant is hard at work on yet another refresh of the Galaxy S 2 to keep it battle-ready come September, the date that's widely anticipated for the launch of the iPhone 5.

Breaking the barrier

First unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, the Galaxy S 2 was originally expected to launch with a 1GHz dual core processor, but following a minor delay, released with an even faster and arguably better 1.2GHz number.

But that seems already too sluggish for Sammy, if reports of a new Galaxy S 2 ‘Plus’ branded handset with a 1.4GHz processor are true. This would essentially make it the fastest smartphone ever. Unless, of course, Apple is cooking up something even faster.

It’s worth noting, however, that one of the sources also claims that Samsung may not opt to brand the handset Galaxy at all and instead call it something entirely different. Universe, perhaps? (Wink).

Whether or not it will boast any cosmetic changes is all up for speculation right now. But even if it packs an aluminum casing rather than the flimsy, plastic-y chassis of the S 2 without sacrificing too much of the slim factor, you can colour us happy bunnies.

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