After the Samsung Galaxy S 2 launch announcement, I made an educated prediction that the T-Mobile variant would come with a Qualcomm SoC and not Samsung's own Exynos. The combination of no hands-on, T-Mobile's desire to have a DC-HSPA+ phone for its DC-HSPA+ network, and also talk of the Samsung Hercules all clued us in. Further, to use Qualcomm's MDM8220 would necessitate use of a Qualcomm SoC to enable voice. Just as we predicted, Samsung today indirectly confirmed our suspicions by tweeting that the T-Mobile SGS2 will indeed include a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8060 SoC. The GalaxySsupport account purports to be official Galaxy S support for Samsung. 

As a reminder, the APQ prefix in Qualcomm's lineup denotes an AP-Only (only the Application Processor inside) SoC, with no cellular baseband. The reason for the T-Mobile variant including an SoC without baseband is that it is highly likely to include an MDM8220 for DC-HSPA+ connectivity, which would make it the first shipping DC-HSPA+ enabled smartphone. 

Source: GalaxySsupport



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  • knurdtech - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    Couple things.
    1) The Touchpad wasn't "bashed" because it's a bad SoC. The problem lies in the fact that WebOS is not fully optimized for it yet
    2) The SGSII review said the SoC compares well to the current TI OMAP SoC. It is actually the graphics portion (ARM Mali 400) of the SGSII that is the beast. Qualcomm's latest phones use the Adreno 220 would be shocking to see them slip an ARM GPU in
  • Paulnsx1 - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    HTC Jetstream is probably a better comparison as it uses the 8x60 also. Reply

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