Tweet from Samsung reveals 1.5GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor on T-Mobile's version of Galaxy S II

Tweet from Samsung reveals 1.5GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor on T-Mobile's version of Galaxy S II
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.

T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S II will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm chip

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.

source: @GalaxySsupport (Twitter) via AndroidandMe

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Galaxy S II T-Mobile
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1850 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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96 Comments

1. brant

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

welp that sucks

3. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 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: Sep 12, 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: Sep 12, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.. no.. not quite.

68. kenshiro

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 12, 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.

4. Cinnamon

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2011

You got to be kidding me! :'(

5. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Remoxfa you here?

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 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: Sep 13, 2011

Which has a less powerful processor. troll harder.

11. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Which doesn't mean squat. Fail lesser please.

12. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 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: Apr 06, 2011

Uh huh, and yet that same phone outsells everything on the Android scene lol.

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Sep 13, 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: May 04, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 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

25. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

u mad?

8. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

I'm so glad I have spint!

43. the one unregistered

why because your service sucks, as well as your phone selection?

62. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they are getting the best version of the SGS2, thats why.

10. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 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: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

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