Samsung Galaxy S confirmed for 1.4GHz chip upgrade

The original Samsung Galaxy S smartphone is in store for an upgrade to a special "2011 edition" with a faster processor in tow.

The original Samsung Galaxy S smartphone is in store for an upgrade to a special "2011 edition" with a faster processor in tow.

The first edition of the Galaxy S mobile phone ran on a 1Ghz processor. Now, according to Engadget, the new version will run on a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255T chip, as spotted on a comparison chart from Samsung Russia. Other upgrades include a jump from a 1,500mAh battery to a 1,650mAh battery and the addition of HSPA+ radio.

The problem? While the faster Galaxy S handheld will to Russia and "markets outside of Russia," it's not clear which markets those will be. It's also questionable whether or not pricing will be raised if this hits North American shores, but it's still an older model considering the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy S 4G coming out this year.