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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.

Samsung gave an answer on Twitter regarding the mystery of T-Mobile Galaxy S II’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 Galaxy S II version uses Samsung’s own 1.2GHz Exynos chip so far.

However, it’s still unclear why the T-Mobile version will have one of Qualcomm’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 AT&T and Sprint, 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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Samsung Unveils ‘Exynos’ Mobile Processors; Dual-Core 4210 Coming This March

Written on February 11, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It's all about the 'Exynos' excitement for Samsung this 2011.

Samsung has just announced the name for its application processor family, Exynos. Codenamed ‘Orion’ a couple of weeks ago at the CES 2011, Exynos is the dual-core successor of the Hummingbird core in 2010 and will be at the helm of Samsung’s next line of application processors designed to power mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The first dual-core processor that will carry the name is the 1Ghz-powered ‘Exynos 4210,’ and will be in production next month. We’ll most likely hear more news as the Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicks in next week.

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