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Exynos chip out, Broadcom is in for the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and Grand Duos

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Exynos chip out, Broadcom is in for the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and Grand Duos
When Samsung revealed its rehashed Galaxy S II Plus last week, we thought it just swept the floors in warehouses and found a few crates of Exynos processors, S-AMOLED Plus screens and 8 MP camera modules left from the times the S II was being churned out like crazy two years ago, and decided to make a Jelly Bean device from the get-go with them as a stop-gap measure, but it ain't the case.

The S II Plus is actually utilizing Broadcom processor inside, not an Exynos chip, and Broadcom is even using it as a reference device for its mobile CPU. The BCM28155 SoC is a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 fabrication with a homebrew VideoCore IV GPU, and the typical for A9s of yesteryear 40 or 45nm production method.

Broadcom's design is a true system-on-a-chip, too, as it has an integrated 21 Mbits HSPA + radio, which might be one of the reasons Samsung went with it for the Galaxy S II Plus. Judging from the picture below snapped at CES's Broadcom booth, the Galaxy Grand and Grand Duos also use Broadcom's solution, so it si not a one-time order by Samsung, but rather a stop-gap for some entry handsets until it integrates baseband radios in the Exynos line.

source: Anandtech

Exynos chip out, Broadcom is in for the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and Grand Duos

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posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:05 1

1. BattleBrat (Posts: 1055; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


what phone is that on the lower right?

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:19

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1309; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


looks like a Duo S or s3 mini

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:31 5

3. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Why is there so many variants of the Galaxy s2 all using different chip set ?

Galaxy s2 i9100 : the original galaxy s2 , the one that ruled all benchmarks .
Galaxy s2 i9100G : this variant is found in most parts of Asia , the original is only sold for a while before it was replaced by this , Samsung claims its because the original has heat issues , bulls**t , its just cheaper to produce . This version packs a TI Omap 4430 . Its the phone I am using now . BTW , my friend's original s2 feels faster and more solid .
T-Mobile Galaxy s2 : the variant I like the most , with a large 4.5 inch screen and a 1.5ghz snapdragon CPU
Galaxy R : one of the cheaper varient of the S2 , looks the same only the CPU is nvidea Tegra 3 and the screen is SLCD
Now galaxy S2+ ?

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 03:05 6

5. TylerGrunter (Posts: 872; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Correction: the Galaxy R uses the Tegra 2, not the Tegra3

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 04:14 3

6. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Its a typo

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 11:12

8. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 241; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


What is the sprint version made off my girlfriend has it and it feels like the cheapest phone I've ever held

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 21:28

9. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Sprint version has same screen with the t mobile version but the CPU of the original

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 09:47

10. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 241; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


How'd I get thumbed down lol either way it feels cheap

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 09:52 1

11. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Don't you know that this site is filled with Samsung fanboy trolls?

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 02:54

4. yousef8824 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


the samsung galaxy y gt-s5360 and duos 6102 have a broadcom cpu

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:13

7. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


Hope it's priced right.

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