Samsung Confirms APQ8060 for T-Mobile Galaxy S 2by Brian Klug on September 13, 2011 5:06 PM EST
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After the Samsung Galaxy S 2 launch announcement, I made an educated prediction that the T-Mobile variant would come with a Qualcomm SoC and not Samsung's own Exynos. The combination of no hands-on, T-Mobile's desire to have a DC-HSPA+ phone for its DC-HSPA+ network, and also talk of the Samsung Hercules all clued us in. Further, to use Qualcomm's MDM8220 would necessitate use of a Qualcomm SoC to enable voice. Just as we predicted, Samsung today indirectly confirmed our suspicions by tweeting that the T-Mobile SGS2 will indeed include a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8060 SoC. The GalaxySsupport account purports to be official Galaxy S support for Samsung.
As a reminder, the APQ prefix in Qualcomm's lineup denotes an AP-Only (only the Application Processor inside) SoC, with no cellular baseband. The reason for the T-Mobile variant including an SoC without baseband is that it is highly likely to include an MDM8220 for DC-HSPA+ connectivity, which would make it the first shipping DC-HSPA+ enabled smartphone.
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biassj - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - linkBesides the mhz boost, is the Qualcomm SoC slower than the Exynos SoC with dual core Cortex A9?
aNYthing24 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - linkAt 1.5 GHz, a dual-core Scorpion should preform as well (give or take a few) as the Exynos at 1.2 GHz.
ph0tek - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - linkIs the 1.5 GHz Qualcomm SoC actually dual-core though? Cant find an answer to this.
Paulnsx1 - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - linkYes, the 8x60 has two CPU cores. Also, the GPU is significantly more powerful than that in the 8x55 SoC (Adreno 220 vs Adreno 205).
aNYthing24 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - linkI knew it. A bunch of people on Engadget thought I was crazy because according to them the GSII would never use another processor besides the Exynos.
Omid.M - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - linkEngadget is the MySpace of tech sites.
ph0tek - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - linkThe Myspace of tech sites thats also undeniably run by Apple fanboys.
dagamer34 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - linkThat's dumb of them, as there are Galaxy S II variants that use the Tegra 2 in cheaper markets.
Brian Klug - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - linkI accidentally'd a word there for a while, apologies, fixed now!
Meegulthwarp - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - linkWait, isn't this the same SoC that the Touchpad was "bashed" for using? Any chance we can get a proper comparison between the two to highlight where webOS went wrong? Because according to the SGSII review this SoC is a beast.