Samsung Promises 2GHz Dual Core Handset Next Year

By Posted 18 Apr 2011, 17:07

Our cell phones continue to grow more powerful with many features we wouldn’t have dreamed of a few years ago. Today we can report that Samsung promises a 2GHz dual core handset next year.

Rachel King over at ZDNet.com is reporting that current processors in smartphones are evolving from 1GHz to 1.2 GHz dual-core, but the processors Samsung are promising are a big step up. It is thought the first Samsung handset to feature such a processor should be released towards the end of 2012.

The company is expected to not only produce the processors, but also sell them to other manufacturers. Devices with processors like these will further allow smartphones to close the gap to the desktop PC. With the news that the processors will be made available to other companies, we should see a whole host of devices using the technology next year.

As smartphones become more of a mobile computer and become more powerful, what sort of affect will processors like these have on battery life? Many users of handsets like the HTC Thunderbolt have been complaining about how long the battery lasts before needing another charge.

Power hungry consumers may have to make some sacrifices with things like battery life, if they want the latest and most powerful handset. Do you think processors with this much power will drain batteries too quickly?

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