We recently reported
that the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S II will not feature the 1.2GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos chip
seen on the AT&T and Sprint variants of the phone. T-Mobile customers were upset because the Exynos chip is seen as one of the big reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S II scored so high
on the Quadrant test.
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A tweet from @GalaxySsupport confirmed that the Exynos chip will not be in the T-Mobile version of the hottest phone this summer. But the message also brought a little bit of a positive surprise to customers of the nation's fourth largest carrier. According to the tweet, instead of the expected 1.2GHz dual-core processor thought to be under the hood of T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S II, there will be a Qualcomm APQ8060 dual-core 1.5GHz processor
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.
(Twitter) via AndroidandMe