Samsung Galaxy S2: Tegra 2 processor variant inbound?

Rumour points to Samsung changing dual-core suppliers

Has one of the best phones from MWC 2011 just got even better?

Samsung’s Galaxy S2 smartphone was undoubtedly one of the better devices to get an airing at Mobile World Congress this week. It’s a stunning 4.3-inch slab of mobile goodness that will run on an ARM architecture dual-core processor.

Or will it? Reports circulating today suggest that the fine print from MWC point towards different innards in different places. The reason is simple supply and demand. Samsung’s official line is that this internal structure "may not be applicable in some regions.” So what’s the alternative? For that, we should look towards the Galaxy Tab 2.

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The 10.1-inch Tab boasts a lightning-fast Tegra 2 dual-core processor from NVIDIA. It’s proving to be a popular chipset with the tablet bunch and for good reason. Where it gets interesting is that Samsung has announced that it will be working on a smartphone based around NVIDIA’s tech, which is news that – coupled with the aforementioned ARM shortages – could well lead to a variant of the promising Galaxy S2 arriving with Tegra 2 inside.

Exciting news? Or won’t a Tegra processor make much difference? Let us know on the T3 Twitter feed. Check out our hands-on video with the Galaxy S2 below: