T-Mobile fans rejoice! The Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile has just been verified to arrive with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz (dual-core) Scorpion processor. This news directly arrived from the Galaxy S support Twitter account, so it’s an authentic one.
Actually, the chipset that runs the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II has been recognized as Qualcomm APQ8060. Yup, you got that right! That’s the same board which is inside the HP TouchPad, excluding that this time its a dual-core processor and at the same time clocked a lot higher. Its key benefit over the Samsung Exynos platform is the instant network data that enables network downloads with up to 42 Mbps, which is almost half to the Exynos platform.
The Exynos then again has a key point when it comes to performance, since the faster CPU clock of the Snapdragon running inside the T-Mobile Galaxy S II will most likely wipe out the benefit of the Cortex-A9 cores, but the Adreno 220 GPU isn’t fairly equal to the Mali-400MP. Yet, everything should still perform efficiently on the Qualcomm-powered T-Mobile Galaxy S II!