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Samsung will build a 2GHz dual core smartphone

By the end of the year
Mon Apr 18 2011, 16:37

KOREAN ELECTRONICS GIANT Samsung will build a smartphone with a 2GHz dual core processor by the end of the year.

Speaking to the Korean website, a spokesperson for Samsung said, "We are planning to release a 2GHz dual core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year." This is an improvement of 800MHz on the 1.2GHz dual core processor that's found in the Galaxy S II smartphone, which is currently the fastest chip in a phone.

Maybe the handset to feature this processor will be the Galaxy S III. The INQUIRER has contacted Samsung for comment but we're still waiting for its reply.

Apparently it's likely that the chip will be launched under the Exynos brand that Samsung launched in February. At 2GHz the chip will rival or even surpass some PC and laptop processor speeds, and we think it's likely that we'll see more products like the Motorola Atrix Lapdock, which uses the phone to power a netbook.

Samsung is also said to be putting this fast chip up for sale as an individual component, under the Exynos brand, for other manufacturers to use for their own smartphones or other devices.

Perhaps if Samsung does sell its hard drive business it will be able to put more investment into developing faster processors for smartphones, tablets, netbooks and hybrid devices. µ


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