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?