Leaked Galaxy S II Plus press shot is fake

Blogosphere is filled with stories about a leaked press shot of an upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone from Samsung. Sourced to mobile-review editor Eldar Murtazin, this image is a clear bad photoshop-ed version of White Samsung Galaxy S II.

While other blogs think that it might be the leaked Samsung Galaxy S II Plus, there are several clear flaws in this image that a known manufacturer will never make in a press shot.

  1. Date is wrong; it is from 2011 calender, why would a device being launched in 2012 have a date from 2011 on its home-screen.
  2. Even the calendar widget showing Mobile World Congress Keynote entry has date according to the 2011 calender. In 2012, 28 Feb is Tuesday not Thursday.
  3. Android Market Icon iss old, ICS has different Icon.
  4. Samsung will never have these ICS buttons as main capacitive buttons.. and their placement is all wrong, why all the space around them..

Someone has clearly done a bad photoshop job while designing this so-called leaked press shot and it is not Samsung. I am sure if Samsung launches Galaxy S II Plus at MWC, it will not look like this.

Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

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3 thoughts on “Leaked Galaxy S II Plus press shot is fake


    (February 3, 2012 - 11:15 am)

    The last Thursday 28 was in July 2011.

    How can you have a future news item (Feb 28 has not yet happened in 2012)? The item does not mention Feb. It just says: 28 Thursday.

    Next, MWC has not happened yet this year. So obviously a 2011 image (it’s a leaked shot, hence only a prototype) can be there from last year.

    I don’t see a problem here. Samsung has not denied it. So, it may well be true.


    (February 3, 2012 - 10:06 am)

    nice catch though


    (February 2, 2012 - 11:50 pm)

    It can’t be called bad, if it did fool people for sometime. It’s bad when you see it and realise it is fake. The point being, this picture did make us think it’s the galaxy S2 plus. I would call it a good effort photoshop and a good attempt

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