We already knew Verizon would be releasing the Droid 2 world edition with support for CDMA and GSM networks, but some leaked benchmarks reveal a bump in specs including a 1.2 GHz processor.
Our friends over at Droid-Life have scored some Quadrant scores for the Droid 2 world edition that show the CPU has a max frequency of 1200 MHz. The original Droid 2 featured a Texas Instruments OMAP3620 processor clocked at 1 GHz, so it appears Motorola was able to squeeze a little more speed out of it.
The OMAP3620 was one of TI’s first CPUs built with the smaller 45nm process, which reduces the power consumption and heat generated. We know that the older OMAP3 processors have been good overclockers in the past (some people had the first Droid running at 1.2 GHz) and the new generation of chips continues that tradition.
TI will not be able to deliver their dual-core OMAP4 processor this year, so I guess the speed bump is their reaction to keep up with the competition. Motorola has reportedly switched to NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 platform for their next high-end smartphone and I’m not sure if we will see TI be able to catch up for awhile.
The leaked Verizon roadmap suggested the Droid 2 world edition would land in September, but we are nearing the end of the month and I don’t think they will hit that target date. Pictures have surfaced of the new Droid 2 with a white casing, so it sounds like the device is in the hands of Verizon testers and should be available next month.