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Samsung Confirms 1.5GHz Snapdragon for T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II

Written on September 14, 2011 by Lulu

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Samsung confirmed that they will use 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor for the T-Mobile version of Galaxy S II.

gave an answer on Twitter regarding the mystery of ’s processor. A social media spokesperson said it will be the 1.5GHz Snapdragon APQ8060, which is also used in the TouchPad 4G. Meanwhile, other version uses Samsung’s own 1.2GHz chip so far.

However, it’s still unclear why the T-Mobile version will have one of ’s chips even though it may have to do with network choices. T-Mobile’s need for the 1.700MHz band on its HSPA+ 3G, which might go to a rare 42Mbps, could have forced Samsung to change processors to get the frequency support they needed.

When the said device ships in – which is scheduled in mid to late October – the T-Mobile version may not be as fast in raw performance as the versions of and , but it could make up for this with faster data and a larger 4.5-inch screen. All Galaxy S II models has an eight-megapixel rear camera and a two-megapixel front camera.

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