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Samsung Galaxy S2 Three Times Faster Than Original Galaxy S

The new Samsung Galaxy S2 apparently trounces the existing competition if a benchmark test carried out by Eldar Murtazin, the editor of Russian mobile website Mobile-Review, is to be believed.

The superphone, which runs on an unnamed 1.2GHz Dual core Exynos system on chip based on the Cortex A9, scores 3053 in the Quadrant benchmark, which is more than double the Nexus One and three times what the Galaxy S achieved.

Arguably, at this stage, it is difficult to say how much of an impact the difference in operating systems (Gingerbread vs Froyo) could have on the benchmark. It is safe to say that it is significant given that moving the Nexus one from 2.2 to 2.3 almost doubles its score.

Also the fact that most of the phones that were listed in the benchmark are already, or will be, obsolete by the time the Samsung Galaxy S II is launched to the UK market.

It is not known whether Nvidia will be delivering a 1.2GHz Tegra 2 to match the new Exynos 1.2GHz. Nvidia has already released a Tegra 2 250 3D with a GPU that runs at 400MHz, 33 per cent higher than the current Tegra 2.

The price of the Galaxy S has dropped significantly over the last few days with the phone selling for around £250, half the estimated selling price.