It’s easy to get lost in all the code names Samsung uses for their Galaxy S line of phones and the Galaxy S II is no different. Take the Galaxy S II GT-I9103 for instance. This device just made its way past the FCC but unlike its brothers, the GT-I9100 and GT-I9101, this one seems to be coming equipped with an Nvidia Tegra 2 on board.
Originally, the Galaxy S II was introduced with Samsung’s own Exynos chip and performance-wise, was right up there with the Nvidia’s Tegra 2 (both are based off A9 architecture). It’s more than likely this new change in SOC’s has more to do with pricing and availability seeing how the Galaxy S 2 has been breaking sales records all over the world. The I9103 is also equipped with bands both compatible with AT&T and the big 3 in Canada as well. So whether it hits stateside is anyone’s guess.
What do you guys think? Would you rather your Galaxy S II came with Samsung’s Exynos processor (which was responsible for most the favorable reviews we’ve seen online) or the compatibility of a Tegra 2 and their Tegra Zone market?
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