Mystery solved then - the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II was just confirmed to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, featuring a 1.5 GHz dual-core Scorpion processor. The news came from the Galaxy S support Twitter account, so the smart money is on it turning out true.
The chipset that powers the T-Mobile-bound Samsung Galaxy S II has been identified as Qualcomm APQ8060. That's the board that you can find inside the HP TouchPad, except that this time its dual-core CPU is clocked much higher. Its main advantage over the Samsung Exynos platform is the faster network data - it allows network downloads with up to 42 Mbps, compared to half of that on the Exynos.
The Exynos on the other hand has an edge in performance - the speedier CPU clock of the Snapdragon inside the T-Mobile Galaxy S II will probably negate the advantage of the Cortex-A9 cores, but the Adreno 220 GPU isn't quite a match for the Mali-400MP.
Then again, just about every game should still be smooth on the Qualcomm-powered Galaxy S II, so maybe it's a fair trade. We all know how important speedy network connection is, right?
Yeah, I'm tired of the waiting game, too. I ditched my Sensation in July. Why must the T-Mobile version be 'rumored' for late Oct? Kinda anti-climactic when Sammie keeps mentioning new flagships (Note, Nexus). If they keep me waiting too long, I'll p...
ARE YOU SERIOUS ??? The Nexus S is out for allmost a year !!!
Dang it! If the Nexus S doesn't have a 720p screen, I'm going to be so disappointed!