Now this is what I am talking about, Samsung is raising the stakes on the smartphone game. It is being reported that Samsung is planning to release a smartphone packing a 2GHz dual-core processor by the end of 2012. That’s a big deal folks, to give you perspective most of today’s top smartphones top out at around 1.2GHz.
Samsung would both manufacture and sell the new CPUs which they feel will “narrow the gap between a smartphone and a full-fledged desktop PC.” Since Samsung is in this thing to make a profit, that could mean we might be seeing these new chips in lots of different devices by late next year. So we know what you are going to say and we agree. A new 2GHz processor would be great, but when you combine it with the 4G LTE rollout it makes for a battery nightmare. For the life of me I can’t understand why companies put some much emphasis on CPUs and screens, but put hardly any on improving the battery technologies that power these new devices. I won’t go on about that here, I already ranted about that before. Another big issue here could be price, all new and awesome tech comes with a price and this improved CPU technology would have to come at a premium, at least initially. This could drive up the price of the devices they are in and to me without upgraded battery technology to go with them it might not be worth it. What’s the use of a device that you have to use a guide to configure so that it drains your battery just a little slower, the point of having a phone that can multitask and do all this cool stuff is to USE IT. At this rate you might as well keep an extra battery or two on standby and never leave home without your charger.
With all that though, the speed of these new devices should be ridiculous.