We’ve just received word from a source filled with trusted Telstra knowledge that our nation’s largest carrier is planning on selling the Samsung Galaxy S Plus (i9001) in the near future. The Galaxy S Plus is pictured above and looks absolutely identical to the original Galaxy S; that’s because it is. The only difference between the i9000 and the i9001 is that it has a Qualcomm MSM8255T CPU which is clocked at 1.4GHz; a larger battery (1650mAh over 1500mAh); an upgrade to 14.4Mbit HSPA; and launches with Android 2.3 “Gingerbread”.
Seeing as the Galaxy S II is hitting Telstra next month, I don’t see why Telstra can’t price the Galaxy S Plus quite aggressively. Match the i9001 up with the Galaxy S II, Sensation and EVO 3D, and you’ve got yourself an Android Party at Telstra’s place.