Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

Smartphone processors are evolving from 1GHz to 1.2GHz dual-core power lately, but Samsung plans to step things up considerably by next year.

Smartphone processors are evolving from 1GHz to 1.2GHz dual-core power lately, but Samsung plans to step things up considerably by next year.

It is being reported that Samsung is planning to release a smartphone powered by a 2GHz dual-core processor by the end of 2012. Samsung is expected to both produce and sell these soon-to-be ground-breaking CPUs, which will "narrow the gap between a smartphone and a full-fledged desktop PC."

Thus, if the CPUs are sold separately, we could be seeing this technology in a number of other devices next year - not just in whatever might be the next installment of the Galaxy S series. While this is certainly exciting and deserves support, such advancements could lead to higher prices and less battery life initially. It might be awhile before a smartphone with this processing power seems like a great deal overall.

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