Tweet from Samsung reveals 1.5GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor on T-Mobile's version of Galaxy S II
T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S II will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm chip
The reason why T-Mobile decided not to use the Exynos chip has to do with the compatibility between the Qualcomm chip and the MDM8220 category 24 HSDPA modem processor said to be inside the device. With that in mind, T-Mobile customers might not be so upset about not having the Exynos chip in the phone. And now that it has been confirmed that the smartphone will be equipped with 1.5GHz of dual-core Qualcomm power, we might actually see some smiles on the faces of T-Mobile customers who are planning to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S II.
source: @GalaxySsupport (Twitter) via AndroidandMe
3. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
You didn't exactly read the whole article did you?
6. Samk1234 (unregistered)
The Qualcomm APQ8060 dual-core 1.5GHz processor is in the new htc jetstream. Go see why this chip still sucks compared to a exynos. Even tegra 2 can still beat it.
Qualcomm's dual core chips is no compitition in terms of performence until they move in the 28nm chips.
85. kenshiro (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)
What a shame, it's using the same damn Adreno 220 they've been putting in HTC phones for over a year. May as well get a MyTouch 4G Slide at this point. Screw you Qualcomm for never innovating, just recycling the same tech for years, you are like the Tai Yong Medical of SoC manufacturers. I'll just wait for the Nexus Prime.
86. Samk1234 (unregistered)
Too bad you cant get your facts straight. The Adreno 220 is only found in the dual core snapdragon. The first phone with this was the HTC sensation and that barely came out in june. The Adreno 205 was the gpu they been using for the past year.
92. kenshiro (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)
Well, it's a POS compared to the Mali-400 regardless. Qualcomm should just stick to their military contracts and making satellite phones.
26. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i dont know why anyone would smile that an exynos is being replaced with a snapdragon.
wooo hooo!!! the phone ive been waiting for, for 6 months has been stripped down to a base model! horraaay!..
no.. not quite.
68. kenshiro (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)
2. 100%Applefree (unregistered)
Damn that seriously sucks. I swear if Samsung does the same for the AT&T version I swear I'll go bananas.
27. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
im here.. and good or bad.. well, ive had a fun night at the bar... so.. ya know what.. f**kit..
i... i really HATE the fact that the tmobile version is exynos free. I know im not the only one that has been DROOOLING over this phone for quite some time, only to be given a half arsed version of it.. sCREw it. period. Give me the exynos monster Ive been dreaming of....... or dont give me anything at all. I have half a mind to transfer to VZW so i dont have to worry about a half jacked version.
man, i love google auto correct.. lol. you dont want to see the mess Im actually typing.. haha.
Qualcomm sucks. Period. If i wanted walmart quality, id get a frikkin thunderbolt or sensation. Ive been holding out for the king of specs... the exynos equipped SGS2.. just to get robbed by my own boss qho prefers 42mbs braging rights over pure processor speed... UGH!!
40. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Yup. . . Anybody who prefers the android OS is drooooling over this phone feakin phone. . . In my home country the SGS2 was released a week after I bought my Arc (I think Im screwed) I almost hit my head with a Baseball bat for rushing and not waiting. . . >_
9. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
Which has a less powerful processor.
11. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Which doesn't mean squat.
Fail lesser please.
12. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
You're right, what does matter is that even the iPhone 5 will be running yesterday's specs with an app-launcher-come-OS.
Once again, troll harder. (:
24. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Uh huh, and yet that same phone outsells everything on the Android scene lol.
28. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
last article showed the SGS2 outselling the iphone4 in a 2 to 1 margin in europe.. try again u pointless troll..
39. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
Not only is that not true, Justin Bieber's albums outsell Between The Buried And Me's. Does that make him a better musician?
On topic: Damn, that sucks. Guess that means Rogers is getting the Qualcomm as well, as it's said to be clocked at 1.5 GHz.
97. Dirtybudha (unregistered)
ACTUALLY the Android phones outsold the iPhone back in late 2010. It then passed Blackberry to be the most used phone OS. Sorry bro, iPhone can't keep up, and will be dated when it gets released.
Then again, it works GREAT for the elderly.
53. Soulmanager11 (Posts: 26; Member since: 04 May 2011)
For your info google A5 Processor and see the benchmarks against any of the competitors. A5 rumor to be in the iPhone 5. And by the way, I own a Moto Atrix. (and an iPad-iPad 2) and Galaxy Tab 10.1
75. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
The A5 is a decent chip. It actually has some chops.. if iOS5 uses them or not is a different question all together.
18. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)
Save ur self the trouble don't listen to the_miserable ,he wouldn't know a good phone if I hit him in the head with one,get off Apple ,dic
43. the one (unregistered)
why because your service sucks, as well as your phone selection?
62. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
they are getting the best version of the SGS2, thats why.
10. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Excuse me for being a bit tech illiterate because I never followed the processing power of phones...but isn't a 1.5 better than a 1.2?
13. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
There is more too it then that. The 1.2 is faster because its based on a a9 cortex while this 1.5 isn't. But thats more then you prob want to know :O.
14. Nee (unregistered)
You are correct. A lot of the folks in here loves everything that Samsung's processors do, and are not willing to see past anything else. The Qualcomm processor is excellent as well. it's just a different vendor.
19. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
There is no doubt the qualcomm is good but the 1.2 exynos processor is in a different league as far as power goes. That being said the qualcomm is probably more then enough power for mostly everyone. The reason the exynos samsung is faster is because it based on a a9 cortex not an a8 which gives it amazing power. In your post you make it seem like there equal and as much as I hate sammy I have to admit there not.
29. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Seriously though I laugh at everyone crying for this exynos chip because as you stated the qualcomm is gonna end up being more than enough for them. I swear people just want the latest and greatest, and it's kind of sad.
38. daniyo (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
the epic i know and the original galaxy s line i think have an a8 XD
66. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
cortex build numbers are odd builds.. A7, A9, and the next one is A11 which is what the next snapdragon is going to be built on.
46. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
WHats i meant. You agree with the jist of what i am saying anyway
71. Samk1234 (unregistered)
wow your so freaking smart here let me prove you wrong....
77. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
oh no, your right. Sorry, was drunk last night and hung over today so my mistake. I was thinking of ARM which is made by the same company.. its the older set before Cortex. arm 7,9,11.
hey, at least i got someone to do some actual research :)
72. Samk1234 (unregistered)
the last link was in response to remixfa who thinks he so smart. his comment about it being odd numbers refer to the link to see there will be no such thing as cortex a11. its going to move from a9 to a15.
please do some research remixfa before you state something like you know it
78. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
no need to be a troll about it though.. lol
81. Samk1234 (unregistered)
Acutally remixfa your more of a troll than anyone else on here. You comment on things like you know everything without facts or even sources.
Im just here to correct dumb people like you. I would prefer not to insult people but you make it difficult for me not to. And now i know why you have a lot of haters
You should lay off on commenting for awhile if your going to be dumb about it and dont use being drunk and hung over as an excuse.
82. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
aww, an unregistered user is being mean. that makes me very sad. Funny, i easily admit that im wrong and correct myself, yet you still act like a jackass. Making a mistake and not knowing what I'm talking about are 2 separate things. I guess you have never ever mispoke in your life at all right? Thats what I thought.
I have haters? really? Other than a few stupid iTrolls that only post to incite angered responces, who hates me?
Guess theres some things ya just cant fix.
im sure glad you gave me that advice... ill be sure to.. follow... something else.
84. Samk1234 (unregistered)
well i took offense to you calling me a troll. i was merely responding to your comments and i tried to do that without insulting anyone. You have several different comments so me responding to it makes me a troll?
remixfa : "Making a mistake and not knowing what I'm talking about are 2 separate things." from comment 82
yes these are two different things and you succeed at doing both.
remixfa: "A7.. A8 doesnt exist. :)" comment 33
i proved you wrong with the link.
You not knowing what your talking about:
remixfa: "cortex build numbers are odd builds.. A7, A9, and the next one is A11 which is what the next snapdragon is going to be built on." from comment 66.
again refer to the link for reference on cortex build number i provided on comment 71. as for next generation of snapdragon they will move to cortex A9 as they are current using cortex A8. i would love to supply you my source but ill just leave it out and see if your smart enough to research it yourself. there is no cortex a11.
89. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
wow, your just going out of your way to be a jackass huh? Now your stretching too far. you do realize that those 2 quotes that u pulled were from the same train of though, which i already admitted i was wrong and corrected myself when you pointed it out.
like i already stated, i was thinking of ARM 7, 9, 11. Its amazing that they are both chip sets from the SAME developer... ARM. I guess u didnt read that part.
now you really are being a troll. severely. I also see that your being rude to other people as well, so its not me.. its you. get a life, troll.
91. Samk1234 (unregistered)
lol remixfa your too train of thought is too dumb. you make it easy for me to insult you. If me trying to correct people on information makes me rude then i wont apologize for that. Im just trying to inform other people who might get confused from your dumb comments because you sure put a lot of them out there.
93. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
you got picked on a lot in middle school today, didnt ya? geesh.
94. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
you're really grasping onto that one little thing aren't ya? remixfa has proven time and time again that he knows quite a bit about SoCs and you're just an unregistered user dragging out a debate about something as silly as what ARM's processor builds are labeled. guess which one looks like a smartass.
96. daniyo (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
lmfao dude that guy was an asshole, im sorry :P i just own and epic and know about all there is to know. but it actually says a8 on this site :D
30. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
dont listen to uninformed opinions. Exynos is the shyt because it destroys everyone else in a head to head benchmark.
Ghz dont mean squat.. its a number. A 1.2 exynos is faster than ANY other dual core on the market.. even at a 1.5ghz frequency.
Snapdragon is the WORST dual core processor on the market.
live it. love it.. and dont let anyone try to convince you otherwise without hard data
42. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Your order of processors doesn't take into account that the Tegra2 GPU is twice the speed of the OMAP one. run any benchmark and you will see that in terms of CPU, TI wins slightly but in GPU performance, even the Snapdragon S3 GPU is better than the OMAP one.
48. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
do a benchmark on any Galaxy S Device and pay attention to how well the GPU is scored, that's what you're really getting on an OMAP4 but clocked a little higher. the reason it doesn't show accurately in certain tests is because of Motorola's drivers in the Motorola you no doubt used to draw this conclusion. the PowerVR SGX540 is still one of the best GPUs you can get and is a lot better than the Adreno205 used in Qualcomms current chipsets and is still a little better than the GEforce whatever in the Tegra II. you can dance HTCiscool but you can't Tango yet. you're not going to win this one so quit bringing it up over and over. it is what it is.
55. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
as much as he keeps trying, you would think he would have actually read up on the subject..
Thump3r and I are probably the 2 biggest SoC geeks on the boards. And im pretty sure we agree on just about everything in ranking and power, so that should tell u something :)
61. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
yeah, we're much too critical about these things to be wrong. xD
15. Nee (unregistered)
However the Qualcomm processor is faster than the A9 Cortex processor. People just would like to believe it isn't.
20. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
No it isn't if you look at benchmark (which I hate to do but this is hardly a better way to subjectively look at this) the exynos gets double the scores. Im sorry but your terribly misinformed. Are you remixfa's twin by chance lol :).
31. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
excuse me? exactly WHEN have i ever been misinformed by a chip's performance??
yea, u cant say.. because its never happened.
bio, come on.. be better than baseless accusations.
49. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
it's not okay because that wouldn't be perceived as funny even if you said it right here to my face. that was just you failing at making a point to him.