Samsung Upgrades Galaxy S II with Dual-Core 1.2GHz Processor

Paul Lilly

We'll go ahead and start with the good news. Samsung recently made the decision to give its upcoming Galaxy S II smartphone an added power boost by upgrading the already zippy 1GHz dual-core Cortez A9 processor to 1.2GHz. A 200MHz boost might not sound like much, but keep in mind we're talking about a smartphone here, not a desktop PC. So what's the bad news?

According to Samsung Mobile India, the Galaxy S II is being delayed at least until early summer, and perhaps longer.

"Due to delay in the global launch of SGS2 the device won't be launched before June. And, it's not just India but it's delayed all over," Samsung Mobile India stated in a twitter post .

Delay aside, the 1.2GHz processor upgrade, which was confirmed through Samsung Estonia's Facebook page , should make it one of the fastest smartphones on the block, at least until the new batch of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors show up, including the 1.4GHz dual-core Scorpion CPU.

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