Another day, another bit of Samsung smartphone hearsay. Yesterday it was the Galaxy S2-shaped Hercules, today it's a speedy LTE smartphone, codenamed Celox. The source of the rumour is South Korean site IT Tong, where it is claimed the phone's horsepower comes courtesy of Qualcomm's dual-core Snapdragon APQ8060 processor – also found in the HP Touchpad – with 800MHz LTE support, a 4.5in WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display, 16GB of built-in storage, with external storage support of up to 32GB, via microSD. Gingerbread is also on the menu, it rocks a bigger battery than the Galaxy S2, features twin cameras – an 8MP and 2MP snapper – and 1080p video capture.
So far, so Hercules, right? There are a few significant cosmetic differences, though: the Galaxy S2-style home button, its protruding backside and LED flash. Other than the purported tech spec, there's little else we know about this mystery handset, but rest assured, as soon as we know its market destination, price, availability, and whether it's an LTE version of the Galaxy S2, so will you.
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