A couple of weeks ago, at Mobile World Congress, we reported the speculation that some regions might see a Tegra 2 variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II.
Now, according to Engadget’s “own sources”, Samsung's Galaxy S II will indeed ship in certain regions with Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor, and not its own in-house chip.
The smartphone powerhouse was initially announced with its own Exynos dual-core processor, however an asterisk on the spec sheet, visible on the Samsung website, states: “May not be applicable in some regions."
An MWC press release from Nvidia confirmed that they were working with Samsung “to bring a new Android-based super phone with a dual-core CPU to consumers, for never-before-seen experiences,” though no further information was given at the time.
Now, having struggled to meet demand for its own Exynos chip, Samsung has enlisted Nvidia to supply its Tegra 2 processor, highly popular among the new generation of smartphones, including the Motorola Atrix and the LG Optimus 2X.
It’s speculated that the US and UK will get the Exynos edition.
The release date for the Samsung Galaxy S II has yet to be confirmed. Play.com had earlier stated March 31 for the SIM-free model, however it appears to have slipped back to May 6. Expansys, meanwhile, reckons April 11.