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

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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11 Comments

1. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

what phone is that on the lower right?

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

looks like a Duo S or s3 mini

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+ ?

5. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

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

6. thelegend6657 unregistered

Its a typo

8. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 575; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

9. thelegend6657 unregistered

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

10. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 575; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

11. thelegend6657 unregistered

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

4. yousef8824

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

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

7. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Hope it's priced right.

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