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Samsung To Pit Updated S2 Called Celox Against iPhone 5

Samsung is bringing an updated version of its popular Galaxy S2 smartphone just in time to compete with the soon to be released Apple iPhone 5.

The new device, which is codenamed Celox, will be launched in September and its appearance may coincide with the roll out of Apple's successor to the iPhone 4.

According to SammyHub, the phone will be an LTE/4G compatible handset and will come with a 4.5-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display, a tad bigger than the 4.3-inch screen found on the S2.

Also out is Samsung's own Exynos 4210 SoC replaced - apparently - by the Qualcomm APQ8060 SoC (coupled with the MDM9200).

Other features include a 1750mAh battery, an eight-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, Android 2.3 OS, TouchWiz UI 4.0, 16GB onboard storage and a microSD card slot.

SammyHub also says that the phone will reach Germany "later this year" but doesn't provide with more details.

The price of the Samsung Galaxy S2 has been dropping steadily over the past few months, prompting rumours that the smartphone might be replaced at the apex of Samsung's product portfolio by an even more powerful handset - which could well be the Celox.