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U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S II may keep the Exynos chipset after all

0. phoneArena 06 Jul 2011, 06:38 posted on

It turns out that the Samsung GT-I9103 that seemed one of the U.S. versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II is actually the Samsung Galaxy Z - a smartphone similar, yet different from the...

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posted on 06 Jul 2011, 06:46 2

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Along with no unlimited data, AT&T-Mobile is giving their customers who are wanting Sammy's fastest handset the middle-fingered wave with a slower CPU.

And the merger hasn't even closed. Imagine what life at AT&T-Mobile will be like post-merger....

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 06:51 1

2. pandamaja (unregistered)


lol "U.S. GSII"

In all honesty though, Sammy dropped the ball big time on this phone. Its been out in EMEA (at least Europe) for how long now?

Better off waiting for the ICS Nexus at this point. What's a few more months?

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 06:53 3

3. AndroidOS (Posts: 100; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)


AT&T,

Just bring me the damn phone already, my last phone was a single core iPhone 4 so either is an upgrade.

I'll overlock the phone anyway so either will be ridiculously fast.

Didn't Tegra 2 score higher in some areas than Exynos?

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 16:10

25. AwesomeMiz (banned) (Posts: 15; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Didn't you read the damn article? Exynos scored higher than Tegra.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 18:06

31. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


exynos is the king of dual core phones.


i read another article today that said the opposite. That this version would more than likely go to places like russia and other "non prime" markets so the exynos can have enough supply for "prime markets" like the USA.


if it comes with a dual core tegra in america that would be rediculous.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 07:10 3

4. Knicknevin (Posts: 135; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


Exynos smoked the Tegra

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 07:28 5

5. se7en11 (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Oct 2009)


I highly doubt this is true. After seeing this phone do so well everywhere else, why would they reduce the specs?

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 07:54

6. snowgator (Posts: 3159; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I am not sure about the whole "messin' with success" thing here. Is Tegra a cheaper chip? Doesn't this make this a whole different device, at least as far as far as benchmarks and long term smoothness goes?

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 16:17 1

27. Su-Rio (Posts: 51; Member since: 05 May 2011)


idk if a tegra chip is cheaper, but it makes it easier for samsung to make many more galaxy s2's as their exynos chip is not widely available like the tegra. the exynos is also manufactured by samsung, so if they make the chips, it slows down the galaxy s2's production rate having to make everythin...

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 07:55 2

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


I'm just going to cross my fingers and pray that Sprint doesn't drop the dam ball like At&t just did. Take the fastest phone out there and make it slower then exspct me to buy me to buy it ...won't happen.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 08:36 1

9. dj (unregistered)


sprint will add a keyboard like last time. or maybe a second screen or even 4d. as much as i wish sprint leaves it alone, sprint will manage to ruin it.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 08:16 2

8. Dec0der (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Jun 2011)


I've been off contract for months waiting to use my upgrade on the GS2. If this proves true, I'll be bailing on BOTH Samsung AND AT&T. The US release of this device has been an epic failure. Changing the chipset (and subsequently lowering across the board specs), yet releasing it under your flagship moniker is a ballsy move. It sounds like the US release is going to be the just announced Samsung Galaxy Z. With its Tegra2 processor, 5mp camera, 720p video, and half the storage of the GS2, this is a fail on all fronts. I'll be hanging onto my captivate until September now, and seriously considering the next cr@pple iFail offering.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 08:49 9

10. Fallout (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Apr 2010)


Hey PhoneArena, the I903 is the Galaxy Z, a completely different phone:http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9103_galaxy_z-review-614.php



Tell your writers to wake up and and stop spewing bulls**t.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 09:45

14. AndroidOS (Posts: 100; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)


Yep yep yep. This is the Galaxy Z, PA. -.-

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 14:23 4

19. snowgator (Posts: 3159; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Thanks, Fallout. You just pulled a bunch of Phone Geeks off the ledge....

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 16:11 1

26. AwesomeMiz (banned) (Posts: 15; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


PA's writers aren't exactly the most competent considering the ridiculousness of their stories and the idiocy of some of the comments.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 16:24 1

28. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 275; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Excuse the hell out of PA for giving you every story they get a hold of. HOW DO PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT THIS?

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 21:36 1

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


Fallout you're my hero you saved my life. I was about to slit my rist when i read this artical. The only thing i want to be razor thin in my hands now is that sweet GALAXY SII!!

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 09:03 1

11. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


The only way I wasn't going to WP7 is if I got a beefed out Android, such as this one. If this is true, I am definitely waiting until 2012 to get a Mango device. Seriously SAMSUNG, 3-million phones in 55 DAYS?!?! Do they really think they sold them that fast because they looked pretty?!?! FAIL.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 09:37 3

12. AndroidOS (Posts: 100; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)


Perfect explanation, this must be the Galaxy Z. I was starting to get worried for a bit. lol

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 11:31 1

17. Simba501 (Posts: 27; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


Me too! I was thinking, "Nooo!!" My next phone is an EXYNOS powered GS2. If AT&T's version ended up being Tegra, I'd just purchase the Euro version.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 09:41 2

13. Knicknevin (Posts: 135; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


I agree with the 'doubting' category.

This (the GS2) is supposed to be their FLAGSHIP for the next year. Why, would they put a sub par chip in their flagship phone. That would be one of the worst moves they could make, especially following such business insight by appealing to the modding community to bolster the phone in those circles.

*Edit* http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Galaxy-Z_id5684
The Galaxy Z is SUPPOSED to have the Tegra 2.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 10:08

15. lacp (unregistered)


Then, the americans don't like only their products, their hardware? If what is american is good, then let it be his will.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 10:43

16. lacp (unregistered)


Their will, sorry my english.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 12:04 1

18. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Thank God...

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 14:44

20. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 275; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Galaxy S2 or Bionic. Been waiting for 7 months! Seriously the first damn phone on store shelves is mine.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 15:40 1

21. straw55 (unregistered)


Before any one gets out shape about U.S. phones getting tegra. READ This
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsun​g_i9103_galaxy_z-review-614.phpbr /> there are 2 phones being released, is what I believe.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 15:42

22. straw55 (unregistered)


I got one of the first versions of Captivate, 1006, rooted, now running Gingerbread XXJVP ROM by cezar Continuum v6 RC1, Baseband I9000TUBV6 Firmware version 2.3.4 Talon kernel 0.3.1 OC to 1440 Mhz, yet to have any trouble, I want the new Attain soooo bad LOL, just to see what it will do, I got over 3310 on Quadrant Standard, doesn't mean that much, but on Smartbench 2010 and 2011, score. 2010 1649, 3918 - 2011 scores 1394, 2999, RL Bench 61.177 on my Captivate and I think I will keep it, just to have a great phone, I know why 2 phones, just a backup, I suppose. Good Day, HOT in TEXAS TODAY.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 15:51

23. straw55 (unregistered)


This upgraded version of the Samsung Galaxy S II is said to have a bump in its processor power, that being the 1.2GHz we see today bumped up to a larger more powerful iteration, this new Galaxy S II Plus having a 1.4 GHz in its Samsung Exynos SoC dual-core processor – for total world domination, if this Android fellow would be so kind as to say so. This device will be set, if Samsung has anything to say about it, to go in direct competition with the iPhone 5 - I might change my mind and acually wait until Christmas LOL

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 15:57

24. straw55 (unregistered)


http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-plus-1-4ghz-upgrade-tipped-as-global-iphone-5-competitor-27161593/

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 16:35

29. raymond513 (Posts: 12; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


It seems like if the galaxy s2 is gonna be windows phone 7, microsoft wouldn't want samsung to use there own chip and use something avalible to more manufacturers, a tegra chip. Just my thoughts

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 17:01

30. Whysamsungwhy???? (unregistered)


Why does samsung do that we have been waiting long enough already, I was really interested to buy this phone but samsung ruined it hope it's not true

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 18:46

32. stelv (unregistered)


Have you guys thought that maybe us carriers will only carry the Samsung Z and not the full SGS2. That's what it looks like to me.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 22:22

35. rockky (unregistered)


So...why wouldn't you AT&T'rs just get the European version?

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 09:55

36. Forsaken77 (Posts: 542; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Because getting a euro version off ebay costs AT LEAST $600!!! Where as if you get the phone w/contract it's $200. I already looked into that because I'm getting tired of waiting. And I, like most other people, wont spend $600 for a phone.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 19:48

37. poopfeast420 (unregistered)


I've been waiting for this phone to hit the states for quite a while now... This needs to come out...now... This is such a joke. This phone should have been in our pockets months ago

posted on 09 Jul 2011, 09:15

38. pilottalk2 (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)


Can i just have my phone already......Ive been waiting too long

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 17:05

39. Lubedkoala (unregistered)


So the GS2 will keep the Exynos chipset for the US market?

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 21:47

40. confused (unregistered)


is this wat we as US consumers have become , a second hand consumer market? we should be getting the best not the cheap s**t man. this is bull balls. this makes some marketing sense but i dont like to e bullied but the general populous will never know. even the retail stores dont know crap about the phone. Guys i fear we are going to be tricked and flicked.

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 21:49

41. confused (unregistered)


is this wat we as US consumers have become , a second hand consumer market? we should be getting the best not the cheap s**t man. this is bull balls. this makes some marketing sense but i dont like to e bullied but the general populous will never know. even the retail stores dont know crap about the phone. Guys i fear we are going to be tricked and flicked.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 14:02

42. Akalend (unregistered)


Great News Everybody!!
US Galaxy S 2 will not have tegra (most likely) if it's the same as the canadian version!
http://www.tektok.ca/2011/07/samsung-galaxy-s-2-available-july-21-in-canada/
Follow the link third picture down enhance the writing under the display case- 1.2dual core meaning probably not tegra and another review said exynos!
Also the ATT S2 might have 4g LTE, the first phone to premiere with the new network Q3! (This might mean the verizon will as well!)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1162330

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 17:57

43. hooher tod (unregistered)


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