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It seems that Android and Samsung fans can't get enough of the Galaxy S2 smartphone as the electronics giant is planning to release yet another variant of the smartphone at this year's Mobile World Congress.
Unfortunately the Galaxy S3's reveal got pushed back for a few months, but the latest rumors state that the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus will debut at this year's MWC. The main feature to change with the Plus model will be its processor which will upgrade to 1.5GHz. The first Galaxy S2 featured a 1.2GHz dual-core chip.
However, this is not too much of an upgrade for Samsung fans that already own a Galaxy S2 Skyrocket or T-Mobile's version that already packs 1.5GHz chip. The Plus will also resemble the Skyrocket since it will have a 4.5-inch display, compared to the 4.3-incher on the O.G. S2.
A galaxy's worth of Galaxy S2s seems to be Samsung's strategy to create a device that can rival the iPhone in terms of handset sales. However, the company's marketing strategy is somewhat confusing, since its flagship device, the Galaxy Nexus, will also receive an upgrade at MWC.
The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered device will come with a faster processor, making it up to par with the new line of Galaxy S2s. The true upgrade will not arrive until the Galaxy S3 arrives sometime before the summer.
There is also the possibility that the Galaxy Nexus camera may be bumped up to eight megapixels from the five it currently has.
The Galaxy Nexus is expected to move to other carriers in the U.S. where it is currently a Verizon Wireless exclusive. This upgrade could entice other carrier's customers to get their hands on the flagship ICS handset.
Samsung is also rumored to be unveiling some new tablets at MWC 2012.