The eagle-eyed chaps at Pocket Lint have spotted a footnote on a press release confirming that Samsung and Nvidia are “partnering to bring a new Android-based super phone with a dual-core CPU to consumers, for never-before-seen experiences.”
The Samsung Galaxy S II uses Samsung’s own dual-core application processor. Surely a sequel to the S II isn’t in the works already? Well, probably not. Maybe.
The Pocket Lint guys grabbed a Samsung rep at Mobile World Congress, who flicked through a catalogue to the Samsung Galaxy S II specs. An asterisk beside the processor info states: “May not be applicable in some regions”. The Sammy rep then added: “There are no Tegra 2 dual-core phones on the stand,” before slinking off.
An Nvidia spokesperson at the conference would only confirm: “[we are] working with Samsung, as we stated in our press release earlier in the week.” Very good.
So there might be a sequel to the Samsung Galaxy S II in the works, but it seems unlikely at this stage. The Samsung Galaxy S II was officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress just six days ago.
Alternatively, we could see two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II, one with Samsung’s own processor, and another with Nvidia’s gaming-oriented Tegra 2.
Time will tell. The expected release date for the Samsung Galaxy S II is, erm, soonish. End of February/beginning of March, we reckon.