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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)

  • 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
    9285203 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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  • joytech22
    Still angry at Samsung about their original Galaxy S i9000 (RAM issue)

    Nuff said.
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  • ionut19
    I never ran out of RAM(android 2.1). That problem was on HTC. If you had problems with RAM use android 2.2 because it is said that the issue is fixed. :)
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  • cdamccann
    ionut19I never ran out of RAM(android 2.1). That problem was on HTC. If you had problems with RAM use android 2.2 because it is said that the issue is fixed.
    Also GPS issues. I've gone through four Captivates to finally find one that gets descent satellite reception.
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  • feeddagoat
    2GHz dual core would be epic, especially if they gave you the option of down-clocking to 1GHz unless your playing something that requires that speed. For example browsing the web or watching a you tub vid doesn't need it tho fire up a game or a 1080p vid might. Think of the battery savings even some older phones used downclocked versions.
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  • joytech22
    Seriously Windows XP is more friendly with it's ram than Android 2.2 on the SGS..

    And Windows XP is a fully blown OS..
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  • rantoc
    feeddagoat2GHz dual core would be epic, especially if they gave you the option of down-clocking to 1GHz unless your playing something that requires that speed. For example browsing the web or watching a you tub vid doesn't need it tho fire up a game or a 1080p vid might. Think of the battery savings even some older phones used downclocked versions.
    Most "smart" smartphones under clock/volt in light loads already to save power and step up when needed
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  • plznote
    Battery Life.
    Nuff' said.
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