The Samsung Galaxy S2 has been announced earlier this year, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and everyone was indeed blown away by the new Super AMOLED Plus display, the Galaxy S2 specs and of course the very thin design the company adopted. Back then, it was rumored that it would be running on the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor but now sources indicate that certain models will be shipping with Samsung’s very own Exynos processor line.
Back at Game Developers Convention, the Exynos 4210 dual-core chipset flexed its muscles showing off what the Mali-400 graphics processing unit can pull out of its hat alongside the manufacturer’s very own dual-core processor. The company demoed a completely playable asteroid obstacle course in which the user controlled a space ship maneuvering through an asteroid field. All of this was put on a huge plasma screen with 1080p HD graphics and the GPU managed to hold a steady 60 frames per second in stereoscopic 3D.
ARM representatives said that the game would go even higher but because it was running on a HDMI 1.3 port, the chipset couldn’t go over the 60 fps mark. According to them the chipset could easily get up to 70 fps if run on an HDMI 1.4 port.
The company announced its intention of also publishing the demo as a sort of benchmark for future products in order to see how well they perform. I might be biased when saying that I’m pretty sure that neither the Qualcomm Adreno GPU or the NVIDIA Tegra 2 GPU won’t score as high, as manufacturers are known to tweak the software aspect of such benchmarks to get higher scores for their products.
If we are to consider the demo, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Exynos powered Android smartphone should be able to easily allow you to play the latest 3D titles and considering its upcoming launch I’m pretty sure we’ll get the first hands on within the next few weeks if all goes well.
Check out Samsung Galaxy S2′s Exynos CPU showing off, courtesy of Engadget.
As far as the Samsung Galaxy S2 release date goes, Play.com now mentions May 6th instead of March 31st ( like we reported a few days ago ). Another retailer, Clove, has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S2 release date will happen during the month of March.
Although the estimate price tag is a touch high ( £539.99 – Play.com 16GB, £544.99 – Expansys 16GB, £590 – Clove 32GB ), I think we can let it slip if we get steady frame rates in games…right?
Thanks Engadget for showing us this Samsung Galaxy S2 demo.