Rumours are starting to emerge that in an attempt to counteract the launch of the iPhone 5 in September Samsung will be launching two new Galaxy phones. The two phones will be variations on existing handsets: The Galaxy S2 Plus will be an upgrade to last year’s popular Android device, while the Galaxy S3 Mini will be a smaller version of Samsung’s current flagship smartphone.

The Galaxy S2 Plus will have a larger 4.5 inch Super AMOLED screen and a faster 1.5GHz processor compared to the original. Many other specs are likely to remain the same, including an 8mp camera, 1GB RAM and 16GB storage, although the S2 Plus will come with Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

While the new S2 will be bigger than the original, the new S3 is thought to be smaller. The Galaxy S3 has a huge 4.8 inch screen but this will most likely be downscaled to a 4 inch Super AMOLED display for the Galaxy S3 Mini. Not much else is known about the phone just yet.

The devices are thought to be in the works to provide Samsung with something to divert attention away from the iPhone 5 launch. The Galaxy S3 Mini should offer something comparable to the iPhone but at a much lower price tag. Samsung could potentially unveil these devices at IFA 2012 at the end of this month.


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