March 26, 2010 | by Chris Smith
So, you think that the Nexus One and the up and coming HTC EVO will be the 1Ghz powered Android phones to beat? Not entirely true. It appears that the Samsung Galaxy S will contain a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 chip that is faster than all the rest, including the the Moto DROID, Nexus One, and the iPhone 3G S. In fact, this 1GHz processor has 3X the power of the Snapdragon platform that is in the Nexus One.
According to Samsung’s press release as well as Android and Me, the Samsung Galaxy S’ “Hummingbird” A8 chip will be able to process around 90 million triangle per second. That is compared to the Moto DROID’s 7 mill tri/sec, the Nexus One’s 22 million tri/sec, and the iPhone 3G S’ 28 million tri/sec. In other words, the Samsung Galaxy S will have around 36% the video processing power of a PS3. Hopefully it doesn’t get as hot as a PS3.
Not only does the Samsung Galaxy S have a seriously fast graphics chip, it also has Samsung’s Super AMOLED display that is more efficient than other displays. So, this year is definitely devoted to seeing who can create the most powerful Android smartphone on the market. Now all we need more game developers on the bandwagon to take advantage of Android on these powerful devices.