When Samsung and T-Mobile announced the Magenta carrier’s version of the Galaxy S II back in August, they left out some important details, details like a release date and features. AT&T and Sprint‘s versions both got the full rundown while T-Mobile customers were completely left in the dark. Of course, as we’ve speculated, this isn’t a bad thing at all. In fact, it’s likely a good thing and today, we got some more confirmation of the mystery being a good thing.
Philip Berne, Samsung Telecommunications’s Marketing Manager has confirmed the rumor that states that T-Mobile’s variant of the Galaxy S II will be using a different processor from the 1.2GHz Exynos chip found in the AT&T and Sprint models.
The reason for this is because T-Mobile’s device is likely going to run on T-Mobile’s new 42mpbs HSPA+ network. The Exynos only offers 21mpbs HSPA+ while a chip like the 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm APQ8060 processor provides compatibility with the 42mpbs HSPA+ network.
Again, there is a reason why T-Mobile kept its device behind glass at the event and failed to give it a release date and it’s looking like it’s because it’s going to be an amazing little device and worth the mystery.
Now, all we need is a release date.