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Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 leaks, has better screen and processor

It's not due to be announced until Mobile World Congress, but the Galaxy Mini 2 has popped up early online.

Mobile World Congress is just a couple of weeks away now, and another phone has leaked ahead of show.

The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is the follow-up to the Galaxy Mini, and is another budget Android phone, GSMArena reports. So what's new? There's a slightly larger screen (3.3-inches, up from 3.14-inches) and a better processor, and while it won't come with the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android, it will have Gingerbread on board.

As well as the screen being slightly bigger, it has a higher resolution (up to HVGA from QVGA). The processor also gets a bump, from 600MHz to 800, and it'll have 3GB internal storage. The camera stays the same 3-megapixel effort though. Well it is a budget handset, so we can't expect too much.

The Galaxy Mini 2 also has a new look, looking a lot less squat than the original. The official product code is GT-S6500, Jena, if you're into that kind of thing. There's no word on pricing or availability, but "Feb2012" is mentioned alongside the specs, so we presume Samsung will make the announcement at Mobile World Congress.

MWC kicks off on 27 February and we'll be there bringing you all the news as it happens. We're expecting to see a pink Galaxy Note from Samsung, along with a slew of LG handsets, including a quad-core model, and another rocking Ice Cream Sandwich. HTC is also expected to out a quad-core phone, hinting this could be the year dual-core became passe.

What do you make of the Galaxy Mini 2? How does it compare to other budget Android phones? And what do you want to see at Mobile World Congress? Let us know on Facebook, or in the comments below.