Samsung To Launch Galaxy SL Smartphone

It looks as if Samsung is going to launch a version of the Galaxy S that comes with a LCD display rather than the Super AMOLED.

The handset will, not surprisingly, be known as the Galaxy SL and is likely to be sold in specific regions like Middle East or Asia although there's at least one sighting of the handset in Germany.

The Galaxy SL GT-i9003 according to Engadget, will swap the Samsung Hummingbird processor for a 1GHz TI OMAP 3630 processor and will bundle a bigger battery.

If the rumours are true, we're not sure why Samsung would choose to go for the OMAP3630 rather than its own chip.

It would boil down to two factors; Samsung has managed to get a great price for the TI OMAP3630, one that will allow it to focus its manufacturing resources on producing other components like the Apple A5 processor or the Samsung Orion.

The only major difference between the OMAP and the Hummingbird processor is the PowerVR GPU used; SGX530 for the first one and SGX540 for the Hummingbird.

The Galaxy S2, the successor of the Galaxy S, will be released at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on the 13th of February.