Samsung teases Galaxy S device for MWC – 4G LTE, NVIDIA Tegra 2?

Samsung teases something big for MWC
Samsung teases something big for MWC

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?

[Via Android Central, Samsung]

  • It Better include HSPA+ 42 as well.

  • Hi guys,
    I think the Galaxy S 2 will have the samsung version of the Apple A5; like they ve done with the A4 and hummingbird.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I think an in-house solution makes more sense but we’ve heard rumors to the contrary.

  • well that would explain the long wait for the 2.2 update for the current line, i samsung sent it out but and now the carriers are pushing it out to the people cause if that do then there wont be a need to get the galaxy s 2’s cause itll pretty much be the same thing except for a few hardware changes…all in samsung and the carriers plan

    • Anonymous

      The crappy thing is that nearly every other market outside the U.S. has Froyo on the Galaxy S

  • EL

    Since the update are so slow I would concider going to buying something else than a Samsung because it’s not just what’s in a phone that make’s a phone it’s also the software (updates) and the good customer service afterwards.

  • Hmm, has the lack of updates soured me on Samsung smartphones no matter how great the specs will be? Yes it has! For me and over 4 million US customers!

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