Samsung’s Estonian office made an official announcement on April 6 that their much-anticipated Android superphone, the Samsung Galaxy S II release date will be in June. This delay was explained by Samsung as to give way to a more powerful dual-core 1.2 GHz Tegra 2 chips to be installed on the Samsung Galaxy S II Android Phone (code: GT-i9100) instead of the previously announced 1 GHz Tegra 2 processors. This model is one of the new android phones you gotta watch out for this 2011 along with HTC EVO 3D on Sprint and definitely, T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Android Phone.
It’s an unexpected move, this is the first time that Samsung ever changed their product specs from official announcement to product delivery. Some UK mobile carriers already leaked that the Galaxy S II will launch on May 6 but Samsung belied this claim already by this announcement.
I can only safely surmise that Samsung’s move is an answer to the direct challenged by rival chipmaker Qualcomm who is now boasting about their dual-core 1.4 GHz SnapDragon Scorpion CPUs. The Korean company apparently wasn’t satisfied with 1 GHz Tegra 2 and so they decided to postpone their new superphone to give it a more powerful engine.
As per GSM Arena, Samsung has officially confirmed that their Samsung Galaxy S II android phone will have a 1.2 GHz Tegra 2 processor. It will use the new Exynos chipset and Mali 400 graphics accelerator. And if you want further proof, go to this website, http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxys2/html/specification.html. Samsung removed the old 1 GHz Tegra 2 in the specs list and upgraded this Android mobile phone with a better CPU. If you can’t wait for the launch date of this phone, check out Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Android 2.3 OS 3D phone models (with the latter already released in the UK). US and Canada consumers will have to wait a little while before these SE phones become available in their areas.