While most of the premier smartphones are sporting a 1 or maybe 1.2 Ghz processor, Samsung is prepping to launch a 2 GHz dual core processor. This phone is expected to available by 2012 and will launch under Samsung’s Exynos brand.
However, for many smartphone users the question is not so much the processor speed, but how long can your battery last. The combination of high speed processors, large screen displays, a host of apps and 4G connectivity means that the latest Android devices wont last more than the best part of a day under regular use before you need to start charging them up again.
As a result, this is the issue that plagues most smartphone, particularly Android users.
If you are looking for the best smartphone in terms of battery life, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 takes pole position with three days of regular use before you need to charge.
Samsung is most likely doing the right thing by pacing out the launch of the 2 Ghz chip until 2012 and not trying to fast track into their 2011 handsets.
Will other companies follow suit, or try to beat Samsung to launch a 2 GHz processor?
You might be wondering why would this be a good thing – to slow down the launch of the much increased processor performance?
There are a number of elements that make up your smartphone – the hardware made up of the processor, battery, RAM, etc.; and the software – user interface, apps, etc. As a whole these aspects make up your much loved smartphone experience. If one of these parts is missing or out of balance with the others you are not likely to have a good experience, and will not necessarily feel the benefits of the improvements in one particular area as they work as a whole.
The same is true for the 2 GHz chip.
The mobile technology needs a little more time to catch up in other areas, particularly battery life before the introduction of this rapid processor speed can successfully capture the market.
A lot of phone enthusiasts are holding out for the legendary 2 GHz Android experience and not taking their upgrades yet. This might not be the best idea as there will always be a better, faster, and more amazing phone on the horizon. And for now the 2GHz Samsung is still more than half a year in the pipeline. Some good Android options until then are - Recommended Androids: HTC EVO Shift 4G (Sprint) DROID 2 Global by Motorola (Verizon) T-Mobile myTouch 4G (T-Mobile)
If you are not a fan of Samsung’s handsets that’s ok because it is reported that Samsung will be selling the chip separately to other phone manufactures. Hence, in the not too distant future you will be carrying around a phone with similar processor capabilities are most desktops!