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.