Specs of the I9101 Galaxy S II surface, has new internals

01 June, 2011 | Comments (31) | Post your comment

Couple of days back we came across a picture of a certain I9101 Galaxy S II. There was no other information available about that device at that time. Now, however, we just came across some specs that should keep us entertained till Samsung decides to go official with the device.

Samsung I9101 Specs Samsung I9101 Specs

The images you see above were found on Samsung Mobile Singapore's Facebook page. They are taken from prototype devices designed to give users just a general look and feel of the device but the specifications seen here may not be the final and could change before launch.

From the two screenshots, we think it's safe to assume the I9101 is running on the TI OMAP4430 chipset that is based around a 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and PowerVR SGX 540 GPU (same GPU as in the original Galaxy S). So far it's the only publicly announced dual-core chipset to feature that graphics chip. But for all we know, it could be an offshoot of Samsung custom Exynos builds.

The I9101 also has 1GB of RAM, same as the regular Galaxy S II. The Galaxy S II, however, runs on a custom-built Orion chipset with 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and Mali-400MP GPU.

We wouldn't be surprised if the I9101 is running on Samsung's Super Clear LCD instead of the Super AMOLED Plus. Also, Samsung might just remove the 1080p video recording feature. We expect even the still camera to be downgraded to 5 megapixel from the 8 megapixel found on the I9100.

This device, along with the I9103 that we found a few months back, would be aimed at different markets as cheaper alternatives to the I9100, just like the I9003 served as a cheaper alternative to the I9000. Also, with these phones, Samsung might just be looking to replace the I9000/I9003 in the market.

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Specs of the I9101 Galaxy S II surface, has new internals - reader comments

  • Dimmys

Hey i was wonerding how the SGS2's gpu performs. is it weaker than the PowerVR SGX540 gpu?? Hows the tegra 2 chip compared to this?

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  • 2011-07-11 15:43
  • vTR9
  • HTC user

i wish there is a phone with samsong electronics and htc body and software. anyone agrees?

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  • 2011-06-03 02:01
  • gyFY
  • Denzo

I can vouch for the SGS2 having a build quality much higher than the original SGS1. by far. No more creaks and rattles from the body. It's extremely well made now.. Quite impressive considering how thin it is.

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  • 2011-06-02 20:01
  • IPq1