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Get ready to drool: a "high-ranking" Samsung executive recently told the Maeli Business Newspaper that Sammy is working on a smartphone that can lay claim to "performance levels matching desktop PCs" - in fact, the company is said to have a 2GHz dual-core handset in the offing. Mind you, that's not some multiplication game; rather, it's an admirable 2GHz on each core!

Better yet, the aforementioned company official also let slip that this smartphone will be released "by next year." Oh, and Samsung is reportedly considering selling the CPU units to other smartphone manufacturers, meaning that if all goes well, you could see the chip in, say, an HTC handset.

And you thought the Galaxy S II could light a house with its firepower.

Source: Maeli Business Newspaper via Engadget

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • James

    ...just a little bit insane. ;)

  • Yose Llourinho

    Hmm. First, 2x2Ghz does not equal 4ghz. Second: what Android needs, and desperatly, is not more power, is finesse.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      First, it does... at least if you're playing by Motorola's multiplication game. :) Seriously, though, that's what the Maeli Business Newspaper said - we're just paraphrasing.
      And I agree with your second point, but frankly, polishing up Android is a job best left to Google.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

        Changed that sentence's wording a bit, should be better.

  • Dyngo

    "That’s 2GHz on each core, meaning that the CPU will provide 4GHz (!) of combined processing power."

    Sorry to point it out but thats not really how dual-core works.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      From the Maeli Business Newspaper:
      "This phone will feature a two gigahertz (Ghz) dual core CPU (core processing unit), which will give it data processing capacities of 4Ghz."

  • Kevin

    A dual core 2GHz CPU does not equal a single core 4GHz CPU. Hertz measures frequency. It's not additive.

    Back on topic: What advances in battery technology or low voltage components are they hiding that will make this possible?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      The Maeli Business Newspaper... didn’t make such a statement about the CPU being like 4GHz.

      Really? "This phone will feature a two gigahertz (Ghz) dual core CPU (core processing unit), which will give it data processing capacities of 4Ghz.”

      • Kevin

        You're right. They did say that. I missed it in my first read of their article. Engadget did correctly remove that comment though.

        • Jaroslav Stekl

          Alright, changed the wording a bit. Better now?

        • Kevin

          Jaroslav, I don't appear to be able to reply directly to your comment, so I'm replying here:

          Yes, that description is better worded. Thanks!

  • Smileyguy

    Engadget dropped the 4Ghz reference knowing the issue (it cannot be additive). If you would want to refer to the 4Ghz being a quote from Maeli Business Newspaper, then you should have quoted it completely and not leave the quotes to only "performance levels matching desktop PCs".

    Your sentence "That’s 2GHz on each core, meaning that the CPU will provide 4GHz (!) of combined processing power," makes us believe that it is your take on it and not a paraphrase of the company's statement.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      Did you see the revised version? "Mind you, that's not some multiplication game; rather, it's an admirable 2GHz on each core!"

  • fins71

    What's interesting to me is they're considering to sell/share this tech with any competitive company. I love HTC, but if Samsung had this phone exclusively I would think about getting one. This article alone will make me hold onto my Evo until the end of this year. I still love it, and really want a great phone if I am going to upgrade.

  • Pierce

    Samsung cpu in a htc? You are joking right?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      Well the article says they're considering selling it to other smartphone manufacturers - HTC was used as an example in that sentence.

  • Adrian

    lol, this'll leave my laptop behind a tad... 1.4GHz single core :/

    • http://www.ericcamil.com Eric

      Nah..My little 1.8ghz single core netbook does a ton of work for me.

      I want to know how Samsung intends to control a phone of that power eating less battery, being utilized and not melting parts of my phone.

  • http://booting peter

    come on please next year for god sake its not even the middle of 2011 hell You want to wait for next year.

  • stateit

    "Fasten your seatbelts"

    ... Because you'll need a car to carry the battery in....

  • INETmgr

    This won't be thee only >1.5Ghz dualcore to hit the marketplace in 2012. What remains to be seen is th GPU that is incorporated into these devices. As for SAMSUNG it'd be nice to see them put more resources towards their test engineering to bolster their reputation for slow upgrade cycles and poor hardware to software integration. As for battery issues power users work around such things and dualcore technology does allow better power management. Finally, dualcore will only truly mean something if Google and SW development write code to properly advantage 2 cores.

  • RR

    Another crappy article with no sense.
    Every manufacturer is aiming at doing this. The problem has not been reaching those speeds, it is reaching it without drinkingthe battery like water.
    Every company worth its salt is trying that. Not just Samsung.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      Right, but not every manufacturer has announced plans or given us a timeline (or mentioned selling the CPU to other companies). Therefore, this is pretty major news.
      Also, see: http://twitter.com/#!/jstekl/status/59988129016332289

  • enduser.usa

    Battery life will likely be an issue until that technology advances to keep pace. Not unlike the early years of notebooks (laptops). These 2Ghz dualcore (and such) mobile devices will nonetheless sell briskly just as the 1Ghz did....

    As it was my understanding that Samsung (and others) regularly sell their component technology as there's profit in licensing such technology.

  • L boogie

    That's quite interesting but only time would tell for the 2x 2ghz dual core arena, now if only manufacturers would work on a truly marvelous battery unit that would compliment any/ all upcoming technology. Nonetheless, I would be looking forward to upcoming advances in mobile technology

  • verboze

    Great, more processing power, so I can use my phone for 2-4 hours and run back to my charger. Seriously, invest resources in better battery life, not more ghz! My phone runs fast enough as it is, I'm more worried i can't go through a regular day without a charge.

  • Bob C

    Thanks for the info Jaroslav, pretty interesting the leaps and bounds technology makes in such short time... sorry about all the internet rocket scientists, professional editors, and internet tough guys around here. People are so brave behind a keyboard. *sigh*

  • cosmic

    Its interesting but with Nvidia's Tegra 3 Kal-El quad core chip or even Qualcomm's quad core chip coming late 2011/early 2012, will it be all that great next year? Or will it be similar to how 1ghz single core processors are this year? Nice, reliable, but nothing amazing(for its time).
    That said, I have to agree with others. It won't matter if battery tech doesn't advance(and quickly).

  • kaoruAngel

    I must agree with the others regarding battery life. Not so much on the pedanticism rallied around however the summary blurb was originally worded, though. Maybe it just cause I'm only seeing the revision.

    In any case, in the interest of jumping on the "get your eggs in a row before trying to tackle something new" bandwagon, I still have a very unstable, slower-than-Eclair Froyo release I'm waiting, day by day to be saved from. Am I supposed to wait and pay for an upgraded model to get a stable phone???

  • Mike

    Does it catch on fire like the Droid Bionic?

    That's a neat dual core feature! lol JK!

  • Alex

    I don't really know how useful this will be. Barring some sort of Atrix-esqe docking capability I can't see much use for a dual core 2gHz processor beyond 3D gaming, and for that you'd probably be better off with a Tegra SOC.

  • Elvis

    I wonder how they areplanning to power all of these enw devices with all this insane power... seems like the battery market is the most behind.... Unless they find a LOT of ways to streamline.... EVERYTHING