Samsung Confirms Galaxy S II Running 1.2GHz Dual-Core


Since first hearing about Samsung’s Galaxy S II, we’ve been trying to nail down one of its most elusive specs: the processor. Things haven’t been made any easier by the suggestion that the phone will ship with two different architectures, one based around Samsung’s Exynos 4210 and a Tegra 2 version. Of all the options we heard, the one sticking point seemed to be “dual-core 1GHz”. Now even that’s up for revision, as Samsung’s Estonian branch has posted that the phone will indeed have a dual-core chip, but running at 1.2GHz.

The company confirmed that the chip will have Cortex A9 cores, which fits with both Exynos and Tegra chips. The Exynos 4210 is only supposed to reach 1GHz, though, so maybe Samsung is looking at a slightly different chip, or the 4210 is more scalable than we thought.

Besides the Samsung Estonia revelation on its Facebook page, GSM Arena has reached out to its sources and reports that one close to the situation has also confirmed the 1.2GHz figure. All the phone’s page on Samsung’s site reveals is that the phone will have a “Dual Core Application Processor”, without going into specifics.

Europe looks like it will be getting the phone in May, just slightly behind schedule.

Source: Samsung Estonia Facebook

Via: GSM Arena

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!