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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.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.