Feb 13 AT 1:05 PM Taylor Wimberly 20 Comments

NVIDIA and Samsung are working on an upcoming dual-core superphone

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?

Source: NVIDIA

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  • http://Website UniqueNate

    them boys are on the move


    Samsung doing big things……

  • http://Website Mark

    “Our first GALAXY Tab successfully defined a new generation of Android tablets,”

    LOL. Talk about hype PR. >_>

  • http://Website zhect

    Is it possible this could be the sidekick4?.

    • http://Website Ruben

      I like how you think. I don’t like Samsung. Hard to get excited for their products considering their overall lack of respect for the consumers that made them successful.

    • http://Website zedklind

      i hope they toss a dualcore in the next sidekick.. but im not a fan of that hinge in the leaked photo.. z hinge :/

  • http://Website mkrmec

    Samsung.. ooohhh how lazy you are!! You couldn’t put together a kernel/software for Android 3.0 for the Orion CPU?

  • http://Website mkrmec

    Everyone can click “-” on my comment but the truth is still the truth.. it was probably done so they don’t have to change almost anything since Android 3.0 was built with Tegra 2 in mind.

  • http://Website driver5614

    Maybe they should worry about the millions of customers that have supported them by buying galaxy phones that need to be upgraded

  • http://Website Lucian Armasu

    I’m hoping for Tegra 3 in Galaxy S 3 :).

    • WickedToby741

      I’m hoping for more frequent updates.

    • Nate B.

      Clearly the galaxy s 2 just came and its a yearly device so by then Samsung will have their own successor to the Orion.

      Now what has men itching my head is this http://bit.ly/fKQXXQ

      Some other story says it’ll be a quad core be Xmas, or that’ll be a different phone completely idk. Just saying what the little birdies say.

      Also rumor is the galaxy s 2 variants for the US will be tegra powered.

      What do you think about this Taylor?

  • WickedToby741

    Its got to be a Tegra 2 3D powered phone with a Samsung 3D AMOLED screen. Talk about a great multimedia experience, but unless they get the software update situation figured out, it won’t be on my shopping list.

    • Nate B.

      Samsung already said its no need for 3D phones so I highly doubt. They said its not ready yet http://bit.ly/fU5yA8

  • http://Website simon
  • http://wptidbits.com wptidbits

    Im just planning to buy the latest sgs II when it releases but now sammy is planning to get it dual-core with Nvidia, maybe even the Quad-Core which has just been announced by Nvidia. Get it slowly sammy.

  • http://Website Amit G

    Samsung needs to build metal body designs.. its not that they cant, but they dont want to.. Plastic is waste…

  • http://Website android1!1

    Let’s not forget without optimization for this dual core (which is more difficult than most programming, and much more detail oriented) this dual core is then basically useless. Flash isn’t going to figure this out, they barely have flash working on my android. In fact I’ve seen newer 200 buck android phones not play flash, how are they going to deal with dual cores now?

  • http://Website andeelym

    If Samsung are using NVIDIA and not their own chipsets for the upcoming superphone, it means something…