Samsung unveils the Galaxy S2 Plus – are you confused yet?

galaxy s2 plusSamsung may have left us disappointed after a pretty mellow keynote, but it looks like this isn’t stopping them from throwing out a few more announcements this week. While rumors abound over a Galaxy S4, Samsung decided to relaunch an old favorite: the Galaxy S2 Plus

Though Samsung is far from naming products as badly as Qualcomm, the new product is sure to confuse customers as they make their way to stores looking for the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone, and while they’re glaring at the Galaxy S3, or Galaxy Note 2, they could also get the new Galaxy S2 Plus, a smaller, but beefy buddy to the Galaxy S3. The phone has some pretty good hardware: a 1.2GHZ dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4.3″ Super AMOLED display, and Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Compared to the Galaxy S2 it’s a big upgrade, though the Galaxy S3 still outmatches it in a few departments. Still it’s probably going to be a great choice for those who want a smaller screen or (likely) a cheaper phone than the Galaxy S3 or upcoming Galaxy S4.

We’re guessing the rehash was done by Samsung to encourage sales of the phone with the Galaxy name, but not to make it look like a successor to the Galaxy S4 and its superior hardware. Either way, if Samsung can prevent customers from getting confused when they head to the store, it should be another welcome addition to the Galaxy family.