Samsung’s Galaxy S 2 may be well on course to become one of the fastest smartphones yet as it blazed past the best the current crop of smarties in a CPU benchmarking test.
The hotly awaited sequel to the ten million-selling Galaxy S thoroughly was put to the test on benchmarking test app Quandrant and emerged triumphant with a score of 3053, thoroughly obliterating its predecessor with three times the speed, and double that of its closest challenger, the Google Nexus S, which also happens to be developed by Sammy.
Although it’s unclear how big a part optimisations to Android itself played a part in the performance, there can be little doubt that the vast chunk of the S2's strong showing was thanks to the 1.2GHz dual core Exynos ARM Cortex A9-based chipset under the hood.
Of course, comparing it to older, single core smarties is hardly fair, but at least it gives us an indication of just how big a leap in throughput smartfans can expect from a dual core powered kit.
Rest assured, Sammy’s handset will undergo intense testing and scrutiny once other dual core smarties incoming from rivals, including the LG Optimus 2X, HTC Sensation and Motorola Atrix, have all reached market.
Stay tuned for more news on the Galaxy S 2 as we approach d-day to launch next month.