A South Korean website has dug up some new info on the Samsung Galaxy S successor. The Galaxy S2 or whatever it's called, will have a dual-core CPU and an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p FullHD video recording.
Codenamed Seine (as the French river), the follow-up of the Galaxy S has been in the rumor-mill for some time, but as it's announcement is nearing, we get confirmation on some of the previously rumored specs.
By the way that image on the left is from an earlier leak and while we've seen other blurry photos of the S2 pop up as well, we still believe this one is closest to the real thing.
But back to the today's news, the Galaxy S2 will run the latest Android - 2.3 Gingerbread - and is reportedly based on the Samsung's custom dual-core Orion SoC. The platform uses two ARM Cortex A9 cores both running at 1GHz much like in NVIDIA Tegra 2. We don't know what graphics chip it's using, but Samsung promises up to 5x improvement in the graphics performance compared to the current Hummingbird SoC so it might as well be the PowerVR SGX543.
The source confirms that the Galaxy S2 can record 1080p Full HD video through the 8MP camera on the back. Its RAM is pegged at 1GB - a match for the high-end droids that were announced at CES.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 should have a 4.3" WVGA screen that uses the next generation Super AMOLED plus technology. All this is packed into 9mm of thickness, which should make it one of the thinnest phones around.
Other features of the next-gen Galaxy include NFC integration (following the Google Nexus S trend) and "Personal Cloud Computing", which, we guess, are some sort of cloud services similar to what the competition has to offer.
On February 1, Samsung will release another teaser but we'll have to wait till the 13th for the official announcement at the MWC to see how much of these specs will turn out true.