Samsung Galaxy S II: Processor change as T-Mobile US release date looms

By Posted 15 Sep 2011, 00:08

We know that the majority of US customers are waiting patiently for the chance to pick up the highly sought after Samsung Galaxy S II, but we have some important news for those of you specifically looking to pick up the T-Mobile USA version of the device.

Unfortunately, we are still no closer to finding out when the device will be available for T-Mobile customers, as the latest information from T-Mobile themselves is that it will just be available sometime ‘this fall’, with no solid release date despite the fact that we’re already coming up to mid September.

However, the one aspect that we have new information on is the dual-core processor featured on the device. Samsung has previously been reluctant to reveal specific details on the processor included on the device, but it looks like that puzzle has been solved thanks to Samsung’s Galaxy S II support page, as reported from PhoneDog.

According to Samsung, the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II will be equipped with a 1.5 Ghz dual core Qualcomm APQ8060 processor which if you have done your homework on the other US versions of the Galaxy S II, you’ll know that this processor isn’t featured on the AT&T and Sprint versions of the device. The AT&T and Sprint variants of the Galaxy S II both come with a dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos processor, which is actually built by Samsung themselves.

Exact details on this change haven’t been made public yet, but speculation is brewing that it is due to the MDM8220 modem, which is compatible with both T-Mobile’s 42Mbps network and also the Qualcomm APQ8060 processor. Whatever the reason, a 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor certainly looks good on paper so we have a feeling that T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II is going to prove to be very popular when it finally releases, we hope sometime this month.

Are you still looking to pick up a Samsung Galaxy S II or have other handsets such as the Droid Bionic or the elusive iPhone 5 tempted you away?

  • JoeColorado

    Who wants an iPhone 5? from a company that can only compete through lawyers any more, not through innovation…