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Some Samsung Galaxy S II phones will come with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 instead of Exynos

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Some Samsung Galaxy S II phones will come with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 instead of Exynos

The Samsung Galaxy S II is not simply the successor to the popular original Galaxy S, but it's also the first phone to showcase the capabilities of Samsung's own Exynos dual-core chip, a direct competitor to NVIDIA's Tegra 2. But now it seems that - weirdly enough - some Galaxy S II handsets will ship with this very Tegra 2 chip instead of the Exynos, as per NVIDIA itself, which has confirmed this to tech blog ITProPortal. Check out our in-depth look at dual-core processors to learn what this means for you.


Other handsets however will still ship with Exynos, previously known as Orion, on board. Reporting about the chip on the Galaxy S II was mixed as Samsung itself seemed to mistakenly quote the handset as carrying the Tegra 2 chip. There are no details about whether this will affect all locations, which will get the phone, but some speculations hint to an NVIDIA-powered Galaxy S II for the UK and the US. We'll abstain from any final conclusions until we hear a confirmation by Samsung, but the most likely reason for this is the expected high demand and insufficient production capacity. It will be weeks before we find out, but in the meantime, check out our hands-on of the Samsung Galaxy S II from MWC!


source: ITProPortal


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posted on 03 Mar 2011, 08:47 4

1. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


so disappointing -__-

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 09:16 3

2. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)


It really doesn't matter either way until programers start taking advantage of all these super powerful CPUs why be picky. At this point it all comes Down to the software programers. What's the point of having a phone that can do 90 million polygons per second if the best looking games only use about 27 million and are on a different platform. Apple just seem to be one step ahead in that department, but android is still #1 with me

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 09:19 3

3. Robert Lichota (unregistered)


I would go for tegra 2 as it is more common and I expect programs to be optimized for it.

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 09:36 1

4. Artur (unregistered)


Hello guys, does anyone know for which carrier this phone will be available for? I read some news online saying for t-mobile but the frequencies don't match. Please respond!!

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 12:58 4

7. sam_tek (Posts: 89; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)


ok, i don't get why some just vote people down for no rhyme or reason! The guy was just asking a legitimate question

sorry Artur, i don't know the answer to that

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 17:32

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Yea there seems to be some idiots who have nothing better to do then to vote people's comments down.

Anyway, most likely what will happen is eventually they will release a version of the Galaxy S 2 to all major carriers just like what they did with the first one. I assume in the same order as well. GSM first, then CDMA carriers.

posted on 04 Mar 2011, 19:04

12. chinakidoliver.iab (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


whatever company the galaxy s was in

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 09:55

5. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it will be on all carriers, just like the first one.

common is nice, but i care more about power. Tegra2's are the "first out the gate". And thus, going to be the least powerful. The tegra3's that are comming out shortly are supposed to be uber duber, just like the exenos or however u spell it now.. lol

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 10:26

6. Artur (unregistered)


remixfa, do you know when will it be available? may june? or earlier?

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 13:18

8. Rob C (unregistered)


The Exynos processor will be on the Samsung 4G phone headed to Verizon dubbed the Stealth V.

posted on 04 Mar 2011, 00:28

10. woo (unregistered)


hello. does tegra2 play mp4, mkv files of video? ive heard that tegra2 isnt suitable to play thoes files. some of video stuck or some cant play on optimus 2x. thats y i want exynos.

posted on 04 Mar 2011, 00:31

11. woo (unregistered)


*some cant be played

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 03:59

13. Fios (unregistered)


Tegra 2 is produced in 40nm whereas the Exynos is produced in 45nm. So I assume the power consumption of the tegra 2 will be smaller. The difference won't be big (1-5%), but big enough for some users.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 07:12

14. Robert Lichota (unregistered)


I look, look, and look around and this phone is the only one that amazes me.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 07:13

15. Robert Lichota (unregistered)


It is the best for sure and I have htc phone now.
Robert Lichota

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 03:51

16. rlichota (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


I was so much into it, but the galaxy note changed the game. So Aug 11 no more apply.

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 03:52

17. rlichota (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


And in retrospect, it took only 2 weeks before it happened.
Robert Lichota

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