Back at the beginning of July, a list of specifications of the successor to Samsung's increasingly populary Galaxy S line of phones made its way to the Internet before the predecessor ever hit the market. Rumors say that the Galasy S2 should be hitting shelves by the beginning of 2011 and will put it's younger brothers to shame with its 4.3-inch Super AMOLED-2 (1280 by 720 pixel resolution) display, 2 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM, 32 GB flash storage, 8 megapixel camera with 1080p recording, and Bluetooth 3.0. It was also expected to be running Android 3.0, which at the time was believed to be Gingerbread. Since then, we have learned otherwise. Gingerbread is actually 2.3 and Honeycomb should be 3.0. The first impressions of this device were that is was a fake, and we've heard very little of it until now.
Earlier today, an anonymous Samsung employee using the SamsungFUSNews Twitter account leaked the firmware for the Samsung GT-I9200, or assumed to be the Galaxy S2. At first, this could easily be mistaken for the Nexus S firmware seeing that the device model number for that is GT-I9020, but we have yet to actually see GT-I9200.
An interesting take from BriefMobile is that instead of the firmware being of the Galaxy S2, it could actually be for the Samsung Elite, and iPhone 4-looking, Android device. Regardless of which device this is, the Elite or S2, this should still be a newer, unseen verson of Android. What do you make of it? Is it the Elite or S2? Is this Gingerbread? Oh, so close!