What an interesting rumor to start the week off with. It’s been said that Samsung is preparing to launch an edition of the Samsung Galaxy S II with a bump in processor speed. The modified SoC – Exynos – would be virtually the same as it is in currently available handsets, except the CPU’s clock speed will get a 200MHz boost to make it 1.4GHz.
It’s said that the change is to help Samsung better compete with the iPhone 5, which many believe will come with the A5 dual-core processor found in the iPad 2. Whether Samsung will be banking on the marketing buzz words or actual device performance with this boost, we can’t say, but we’re banking on the latter considering Apple’s A5 is clocked at 1GHz on the iPad 2 which should be more than enough for the next iPhone.
We also can’t say where they’re aiming to launch these variants. And, surprise, we can’t say if existing users will be able to get in on this as we’re not sure if this would be enabled solely through software. What we can definitely say, however, is that we’re excited to see what Exynos can do clocked at those speeds. [via GSM Arena, Thanks Fayez!]