Samsung should be gearing up for the launch of their latest falgship smartphone, the Galaxy SII, in the not too distant future, and rumours are starting to flood out about exactly what kind of tech it will be packing. The basic specs made headlines when they were leaked last month (see below for a refresher), but the news today is that Samsung will have integrated LTE into its quad-core Exynos System on a Chip (SoC) to offer 4G connection speeds offered by some networks.
nVidia has suffered for its lack of LTE integration in its Tegra 3 quad-core SoCs, mostly due to Qualcomm refusing to help them integrate their modems into the chips of such a direct competitor. Samsung, as ever, just decided to develop its own LTE modem for integration, and has seen success with it in the Google flagship Galaxy Nexus. The less Samsung has to rely on external hardware partners, the more they can differentiate their phones from other on the market – something they need to do to compete against the iPhone.
Here’s the rumoured specs of the Samsung Galaxy SIII we’ve seen so far:
- 1.5GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor with built in 4G LTE
- 4.8-inch “full HD” 1080p resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio display
- An 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- Ceramic case
- 4G LTE
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
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[via Korea Times]