With all the latest tablet news, including the launch of the iPad 2 it seems smartphones have been forgotten about, but not by us. Today some exciting news about the Samsung Galaxy S II (S2) was announced.
The 4.3” Android device will soon be getting a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor instead of Samsung’s own dual-core Exynos. According to Engadget this is because of the short supply of the original Exynos chip due to the handset’s high demand.
The news came exclusively to ITProPortal who say they were shown a presentation slide representing which phones designs would feature the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processors. Three phones were listed with the Galaxy S II being the surprise as previously only the LG Optimus 2X and Motorola Atrix 4G were reported to be getting the chip.
The NVIDIA Tegra 2 is the perfect substitute for the Galaxy S II’s existing processor as it offers similar performance and the runs at the same 1GHz. The way in which Samsung will decide which customers get which processor just depends on what part of the world you are from.
The U.S and UK are said to be getting priority for the Exynos. Check out the articles from Engadget and ITProPortal for more details by just clicking each link above. What do you think about the Galaxy S II getting the Tegra 2? Will you be getting a Galaxy S II? Let us know whether you are or not below.