We reported earlier that in addition to Exynos-powered Galaxy S II (Samsung’s own processor), the Korean company will also launch a version of the device with NVidia’s Tegra 2 CPU. That “version” may also come with Super Clear LCD instead of Super AMOLED, which is used in the original (Exynos-based) version of Galaxy S II.
The good news is that such a device (with Tegra 2 processor — this is getting confusing) has been certified by Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance and will most likely soon start hitting the store shelves around the world. We’ve no idea why Samsung needs two versions of the phone and can only think the reason may be in the lack of capacity to make processors for all of its clients.
Meanwhile, the company’s arch-rival LG is working on its own smartphone chips and may opt to use them instead of those made by TI and NVidia. We’ll definitely be watching where this chip wars lead and keep you folks in the loop. Stay tuned…