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Samsung Galaxy S2 Announced At MWC?

The successor of the very popular Samsung Galaxy S may be presented at the Mobile World Congress one month from now as a Korean newspaper unearthed more details about the handset.

ETnews (opens in new tab) suggests that the device will come with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with the same resolution as the HTC Desire HD, a dual core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) as well as NFC technology.

Obviously, it will be a beefier variant of the Samsung Nexus S which was unveiled a few weeks ago. Expect the Galaxy S to come with Samsung's own TouchWiz 3.0 user interface.

The mockup presented by the Korean newspaper looks a lot less curvy than the recent Samsung models and reminds us of the lines of the LG Chocolate.

Should the extra core be confirmed, we'd be curious to see whether that will be the Samsung Orion, whose graphics is said to be five times faster than its predecessor, or as another rumour puts it, the Nvidia Tegra 2.

The Orion SoC, which was released last year, may well provide the fundamentals for the Apple A5 processor set to equip the iPhone 5 and possibly the iPad 2.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.