Samsung: Dual-core Galaxy S smartphones coming in 2011

Dual-core Samsung Galaxy S coming soon
Dual-core Samsung Galaxy S coming soon

It’s not a huge surprise, but Samsung is now confirming that the next line of Galaxy S devices will feature dual-core processors and we will be getting a look at its road map at next month’s Mobile World Congress.

It’s not much of a surprise because the company has already shown off the Samsung Infuse 4G for AT&T and we haven’t seen the equivalent for other markets around the globe. Samsung’s JK Shin, president of Samsung Mobile, has told The Korean Times that the next global Galaxy S device will be shown off at next month’s major cellular trade show.

The next Galaxy S device is going to have Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a dual-core processor and it will probably have the Super AMOLED Plus display we saw on devices like the Infuse. We saw this at CES 2011 and it’s quite a stunning display – the company said it produces a 50 percent boost in the brightness of the sub-pixels.

Samsung has to throw a dual-core processor in its next lineup of Galaxy S device because the competition is going full throttle with multiple cores. The LG Optimus 2X and the Droid Atrix 4G both rock a Tegra 2 dual-core processor and these look to be the gold standard in the smartphone space for 2011.

So, we know that the next generation of Galaxy S devices will have dual-core processors, but what type will it be? Samsung has its own dual-core Orion chip but we’ve also heard that it will be a big partner with Nvidia and its Tegra lineup. We’ll have to see.

Additionally, we’re looking forward to the next generation of Galaxy Tab Android tablets, which should feature Android Honeycomb, a dual-core processor and a 7-inch Super AMOLED screen that we’ve seen before.

Whatever the company does, you can be sure IntoMobile will be giving you the latest news from Mobile World Congress in February.

[Via Engadget]

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