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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Samsung To Debut Galaxy S2 Plus At MWC?

Although Samsung has confirmed it will not launch its new flagship, the Galaxy S3, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month, it seems however that the Korean manufacturer will line up quite a few midrange and entry level smartphones to whet our appetite.

A new device called the Galaxy S2 Plus has appeared on a benchmark app database called An3DBenchXL, and appears to be nothing more than the European version of the T-Mobile Galaxy S2.

The device is said to run Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, have a WVGA display (not sure whether it still is a 4.3-inch model), a CPU clocked at 1.5GHz (possibly a higher clocked Exynos or TI OMAP4470 dual core model).

Samsung did the same thing for the Galaxy S, launching the Galaxy W, the Galaxy S Plus and S Advance as well as the Galaxy R.

The Galaxy S2 also has a number of variants including the Galaxy S2 from T-Mobile, the S2 LTE and the Galaxy S2 HD, which has a higher pixel count and a bigger screen.

It would be interesting to see whether Samsung upgrades the OS to Ice Cream Sandwich before its official release.

Although it appears that Samsung is adopting a "divide and rule" strategy as it brings even more handsets to the market, this could confuse potential buyers given how big the Galaxy portfolio now is.