Samsung is betting heavily on its Galaxy S brand. They already have quite a few variants of the device, including the Galaxy SL which rocks a Super-LCD rather than Super AMOLED screen. Now they’re taking another step forward and the result is (or that’s will be) called Galaxy S Plus (i9001).
From what we’ve heard — and this is far from official — the upcoming handset will rock a faster 1.4GHz processor and preloaded Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Rest of the specs will remain pretty much the same and include such things as a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 8GB of internal memory and 1650mAh battery (as well as other “standard for Android” goodies like sensors, cameras and so on).
Apparently the new phone will first hit Russia at the end of April when interested folks will be able to grab it for 23,990 rubles (about $842). That’s kinda steep but I’m sure the price will go down soon afterwards. Moreover, it’s safe to bet that following Russia, the Korean giant will launch the Galaxy S Plus in other countries across Europe…
UPDATE: Eldar Murtazin tweeted that the Samsung Galaxy S i9001 will replace original Galaxy. It will use the same CPU but overclocked to 1.4GHz. It is Samsung answer to HTC Pyramid.