Samsung: A 2GHz Smartphone by 2012

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that the smartphone industry has come far enough that 1GHz CPUs are the status quo. There’s even a few dual-core options out there, and with rumors that the new iPhone will pack Apple’s own dual-core A5 chip, dual-core cell phones are likely to become more popular. Yes, smartphones are becoming ridiculously powerful.

Still, Samsung, which will soon release a 1.2GHz dual-core version of its Galaxy S smartphone, is not resting on its laurels. The company this week promised we’d see a 2GHz Samsung smartphone by next year. Mashable cites a “high ranking Samsung official” who confirmed plans for a 2GHz mobile phone CPU during a conversation with the Maeli Business Newspaper.


"We are planning to release a 2GHz dual core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year. This product will have the data processing capacities of a regular PC," the official said.

However, those panicking that they’ll have to go Samsung if they want the fasted phone out there need not worry. Samsung is said to be considering selling the chips separately to third party manufacturers. 

Samsung's 1.2GHz Galaxy S2 is set for a May launch in the United Kingdom. It will use Samsung's own dual-core Exynos CPU. The North American release for this device has yet to be announced.

(via Engadget)

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  • agnickolov
    At this pace, some day in the not too distant future we may start purchasing smartphone coolers as well not just notebook coolers...
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  • Parsian
    it is interesting how the exponential growth of handset/mobile devices processors are greater than their desktop counterpart.
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  • ionut19
    Anonymous said:
    At this pace, some day in the not too distant future we may start purchasing smartphone coolers as well not just notebook coolers...


    Not true, the heat will be dissipated by the case. And don't you worry, there won't be much heat. My 1Ghz CPU barely heats up the back of the case in 1 spot when i use the internet with 3g on, in games and when it plays movies it is cooler.

    Also do you see the current desktop 2Ghz CPU's heat up at all? Same thing will happen with the mobile CPU's, faster and better architectures with less heat.

    Also a 1Ghz dual core CPU uses less battery than a single core CPU at the same speed meaning less heat and more efficiency. You don't really think that the new SGS II with it's dual core 1.2Ghz cpu will last 3 ores powered, no?
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