T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II Will Not Have Exynos Processor

Well this is a little shocking and possibly disappointing at the same time. Philip Berne, Samsung Telecommunications Marketing manager, has let the cat out of the bag and said T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II will not be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos processor. Both Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch and AT&T’s Galaxy S II are strutting the Exynos and in my opinion, this is the processor that really gave the heart of Galaxy S II it’s name. Rumors are saying T-Mobile’s version will be using Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon processor like the 1.2GHz APQ8060 (the same processor in the discontinued HP Touchpad). It’s said this is a logical move since the Qualcomm chipset supports HSPA+ up to 42Mbps, where the Exynos tacks out at 21Mbps.

T-Mobile’s processor of choice for their S II variant is totally hanging out in Rumorville right now, but with a launch hopefully in October we should know more soon. Stay tuned as we will be reporting it right here. Anyone else besides me disappointed by the loss of the Exynos or is this a good thing?

[via electronista]


About the Author: Harold Williams

Harold was born and raised in Whitehall, NY (supposedly the birthplace of the US Navy). His first real smartphone experience belonged to Nokia and Symbian. Following came years of being a happy BlackBerry follower with a brief moment on Windows Mobile. Once a Droid X landed in his hands, he was forever converted to the dark side of the force. Memories of a Star Tac filled his head with happiness and once again joining Motorola in a new revolution. When not playing guitar he's following the tech world via Twitter and the mobile web trying to fill his need to have and know about the latest and greatest tech. Being grateful for all the free tools Google has provided, he is now sold on Google for life. In the real world he is filling his dorky needs as a project manager for a medical technology company.


  • Arod

    Another reason I’m waiting for the Nexus Prime!