The rumors of Samsung working with NVIDIA go way back. It was first reported last year that Samsung had placed a sizable order with NVIDIA for their Tegra 2 processors and we have been wondering which devices they would show up in.
It turns out that Tegra 2 will power the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet, but it will not be inside the Galaxy S II.
“Our first GALAXY Tab successfully defined a new generation of Android tablets,” said Hyungmoon Noh, VP of R&D Strategy Group, at Samsung. “We´ve worked closely with NVIDIA to raise the stakes again. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, with Honeycomb and Tegra 2, provide the optimal entertainment and multimedia experience without compromising mobility Samsung is known for.”
Buried at the bottom of the press release was a surprise revelation. “The companies are also partnering to bring a new Android-based super phone with a dual-core CPU to consumers, for never-before-seen experiences.”
They did not specifically say Tegra 2, so there is a chance this could be one of the first devices with the 1.2 GHz Tegra 2 3D, as hinted by the “never-before-seen-experiences.” Since Samsung chose not to show this device at MWC, that could mean we will see something at CTIA in March when more U.S. products will be announced.
What kind of phone do you think Samsung and NVIDIA are working on?