Samsung is teasing the next generation of its Galaxy S lineup for Feb. 13, which lines up directly with the Mobile World Congress show. Could we be in store for a dual-core Galaxy S Android phone with 4G LTE support?
The teaser page shows the Android-powered Galaxy S next to an obscured phone with the date and the phrase, “Evolution is fate.” Considering that LTE stands for “Long Term Evolution,” I don’t think it’s too much of a leap to think this handset will have 4G.
We have just seen the Samsung Infuse 4G at CES 2011 and there hasn’t been a global equivalent. I wouldn’t be too surprised to see this wind up as the global Galaxy S but with LTE (the Infuse 4G has HSPA+).
We’ve also heard that the next Galaxy S device will have a dual-core processor in order to keep up with the Joneses (or the Motorolas). The interesting thing is that it may be the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip and not Samsung’s own dual-core Orion chip.
NVIDIA previously said Motorola and Samsung will be big customers and that’s why we think the Tegra 2 will power the next-generation Galaxy S phones. While the second-largest handset maker in the world would likely prefer to use its own dual-core Orion chips, we’ve heard that these aren’t quite ready for production on the scale that it needs. Remember, the first Galaxy S lineup sold more than 10 million units.
Samsung said it will have another teaser up Feb. 1, so we can look forward to that. Additionally, the IntoMobile team will be fighting jet lag in Barcelona to give you latest up-to-the-minute news from Mobile World Congress, so keep it locked here.
What would you want from the next-generation Galaxy S lineup? Has the lack of software updates soured you on Samsung’s Android smartphones, no matter how great the specs will be?