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

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

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

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

    Yes!!!!
    Give me the power!!!!!

    Even if it does have some impact on battery life, I have already built habits to sip as I can and do mid day recharge sessions......

    :D
    rhonin
    • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

      @rhonin In related news, the successor to the Samsung Galaxy, the 2 GHz Samsung Black Hole, will only operate when directly connected to a car or home charger. ;)
      bmgoodman
    • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

      @rhonin

      In the business world I want the perfect mix of battery life and processing power. If this can't do that yet, keep it shelved until it's ready for prime time!
      Rob.sharp
  • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

    This reminds me of the PC market. Personally I don't care about 2GHz dual-core. If the battery technology doesn't keep up with the speed/power then what's the point?
    dave95.
    • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

      I think the newer dual cores are easier on the battery then the older single cores. But yeah, I would rather get more battery life then more power. My incredible seems to have the muscle to do all the typical smartphone duties. I have no interest in gaming on my phone.
      kroguej@...
      • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

        @kroguej@... They only go at 2GHz when required. Just like current Android devices, the frequency varies constantly.
        ProfQuatermass
    • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

      @dave95. Next Gen Lithium batteries with around 4x-8x the power capacity of present batteries are still 3 years away I'm afraid.
      ProfQuatermass
    • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

      @dave95. I agree completely. What am I going to want to do on my smartphone with this extra horse power that I can't do now? Most things that would need this much power are going to be things I most likely are going to want to do on my PC, not my smartphone. Also, what is the point in mentioning something is going to be released anywhere from 8 to 20 months from now? Too much is going to change in that time frame where this may still be big news or may be pathetically slow, nobody knows.
      non-biased
  • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

    2GHz dual core processors in smartphones will make tham a very viable candidate for the "dumb dock" senario. The Motorola Atrix is the first feeble attempt. It would be great to hava an inexpensive dumb dock that you could plug into with your smartphone & harness its fast dual core power. This would truly be the start of having your entire digital world in the palm of your hand.
    tgschmidt
  • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

    Yeah, great. Remind me, how many minutes can the LTE 4G phones last on a single charge?

    And another thing... they spring up inside Android phones like mushrooms in the forests after the rain. Which will be the same as installing Win 98 on the i7 machine. I'm sure it would work, somehow, but I can find other ways how to make technology suck.
    kitko
    • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

      @kitko - ummm, you mean how many hours? With a stock battery, I get 8-12 hours with moderate usage on my LTE phone. For whatever reason, HTC's batteries generally need conditioning to hold a decent charge (not a problem you find on OEM batteries from other phone makers). Once a one-time bump-charge is done, their performance greatly improves (same will happen over time with regular use, but can take weeks to condition the battery that way).
      DBEvans
  • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

    I cannot imagine in this day and age that a person cannot do some things with a so called "smart" phone like have separate voice mail greetings for different contact groups. I, like many people, use their phone for both personal and business and have a few separate groups set up for Family, Friends, Work, and other. It would be great to have an appropriate greeting that the contacts of a specific group can get when they call instead of one greeting for all. You can already assign custom ring/text tones to individuals why not expand on that. I do not know of a phone or a cell provider that offers anything like that and when I called AT&T they said they did not on their cell service but thought it was a good idea.

    I cannot be the only one that would like a "smart" feature like that in their "smart phone".
    bobiroc
    • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

      @bobiroc You'd have to upgrade the voicemail system infrastructure to support that sort of thing, which in turn would need to sync to your cell phone's contact list. You'd also have to put your contacts into "genres" for each greeting, and you'd have to hope that it works; for instance, would you want your boss to hear your greeting for friends featuring the old "hello" answering machine joke? I know I wouldn't.
      Champ_Kind
      • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

        @Champ_Kind

        Well then it is about time they do that. They already kind of do that with home voicemail and you can have separate voicemail greetings and boxes for each member of the household and you can set up away greetings and what not. It is just software that controls it anyway and I am pretty sure something on the phone can trigger which box to send it to.

        I know of VOIP systems that can do that in the business world and have separate greetings based on caller groups or if a call is inside the company or an outside phone call. It did not require new hardware, just updated software.
        bobiroc
      • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

        @Champ_Kind
        I think Google Voice does this.
        emk
    • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

      @bobiroc

      Does not google voice do that if you get a voice telephone number?
      dino2
      • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

        @dino2

        Possibly. I never looked because I try to avoid most things Google.

        Still I would not want to have to change my telephone number to get such a simple feature. Or at least it should be something relatively simple.

        And while they are at it they could include a feature where you could dump numbers into a block list or something either online or on the phone or both and blacklist them. Wouldn't that be nice. I would love to have the ability to only take calls from people in my phone book and everyone else goes straight to a voice message stating that your number is unknown so if you leave a message I will call you back. Or something like that.
        bobiroc
  • Exactly what the whole world needed in order to jump into

    the smartphone/mobile market.

    So, exactly who is it that, was looking for the speedier dual-core CPUs because their older smartphones weren't speedy enough?

    Now I'm going to have to talk faster, and text faster, and browse the web faster, and play games faster, in order to keep up with the faster smartphones. ;) Then, to get the batteries to last longer with the energy-hungry faster
    processors, I'll just have to slow down in my talking and my browsing and my texting and my game playing. ;)

    However, I won't be upgrading my smartphone until somebody comes out with a 12 core processor and a 16 terabytes main memory, all for $300 or less. ;)
    adornoe
  • RE: Samsung expected to debut 2GHz dual-core smartphone by 2012

    They make watches without batteries - think they'll ever make a Smart Phone without one?
    Timwnoe
  • Sounds Really Exciting

    Wonder if they've discovered element Samsung (Sm)? A new element that holds tonnes more energy than Li and toss provides even more battery life in the same pack size.
    MrElectrifyer