You didn’t think Samsung was going to leave the classic Galaxy S handset in the past, did you? Dmitriy Ryabinin of hi-tech.mail.ru has tracked down the above comparison sheet showing off a new variant of the 4-inch Android phone, this time packing a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255T chip and a 14.4Mbps HSPA+ radio. Other than those upgrades and a 1650mAh battery, it’s a faithful reproduction of last year’s original and should be arriving in Russia around the end of April for a price of just under 24,000 rubles ($846). What gives us faith in this apparent leak is our earlier sighting of a 3.7-inch Galaxy S2 “Mini” device from Samsung, which also clocks in at a mighty 1.4GHz. Coincidence? We doubt it.
Update: That was quick. Samsung’s Russian mouthpiece has confirmed all of the above, adding note of a metal back cover and a Galaxy S Plus name for markets outside of Russia. Sadly, there’s no word as to where else it might be showing up.
Samsung Galaxy S getting a 1.4GHz ’2011 edition’ next month (update: confirmed) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 31 Mar 2011 06:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.