Rumor: Samsung to release new phone to compete against the iPhone 5 in September

One of the big rumors of today is that Samsung could be working on another powerful phone that will compete against the iPhone 5, which is scheduled to be released this September.

The phone is expected to be powered by a powerful 1.4Ghz dual-core Samsung Exynox processor and will feature the following: 1GB RAM, Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread), and Samsung’s Touchwiz UI. The specs pretty much look like those of the current Galaxy S II, with the exception of the boost in processor speed; the Galaxy S II has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

At first, the sources indicated that the device was going to launch with the Galaxy brand name, specifically the Galaxy S II Plus, but that information was later retracted and sources are now saying that the phone won’t have the Galaxy branding anymore.

The phone is scheduled for an August or September release, around the time the iPhone 5 is going to be released.

This is all a rumor, and Samsung hasn’t announced any plans for a phone to compete against the iPhone 5. If this rumor is true, this could spell bad news for those of us waiting for the Galaxy S II in the U.S.

Does it make sense for Samsung to release the Galaxy S II in the U.S. and within a month or two, release a similar phone with a faster processor?

What do you guys think? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Source: Pop Herald via IT Pro Portal, GSM Arena, Phandroid

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