Samsung has earlier confirmed that the company is not going to launch its Galaxy S3 phone at the upcoming MWC 2012, instead holding up a dedicated event for the launch. Rumors have also surfaced of a phone that widens the gap between S2 and S3 – knows as the “Galaxy S2 Plus” and today tech journalist Eldar Murtazin has released what he says is a leaked MWC press photo of a new Samsung phone. The photo appears to show a phone similar to the Galaxy S II, but with different hardware buttons and running Android 4.0 instead of 2.3. Benchmarks for the Galaxy S II Plus indicated that it would be running 2.3.4 Gingerbread, but it’s always possible that they described an earlier prototype.
Android Community stated a long list of reasons claiming the image is not real – including what look like artifacts from stitching together images and also pointing out that Android 4.0 build-up is different from Samsung’s ICS latest work. Android Community guesses that someone might has taken the international version of a Galaxy S II and swapped out the capacitive buttons. Murtazin is well-known in the mobile community for his leaks and reviews. This photograph, however, seems at least plausible for a Samsung update.
(Image Source: @eldarmurtazin)