Samsung Orion Dual-Core processor now named Exynos: Commercial production starting next month

Samsung has just announced in time for Sunday’s MWC event that its Orion Dual-Core Cortex A9 (with NEON) SoC will be officially part of the Exynos line of chipsets. The previously announced Orion processor will actually be the Exynos 4210 and is supposedly going to power the soon to be unveiled Samsung Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Tab 2 (Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab II). This new SoC will feature a new dual-core Cortex A9 CPU clocked at 1Ghz and an ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU (yes, no more PowerVR SGX). Check out the full specifications and press release after the break:

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Samsung Galaxy S 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 to be announced on February 13th

Nothing really surprising here but according tot the event planning document posted above Samsung is set to launch not only Samsung Galaxy S 2 but also the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2  (Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab II) on February 13th in Barcelona just ahead of MWC. Still haven’t received my Samsung invite for this event yet but will obviously have tons of videos and pictures of both devices once I get my hands-on there ( Sony Ericsson’s invitation indicates that their event will take place around the same time on the 13th so it’s going to be a bit tricky to cover both events given that I’m alone..).

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Samsung Galaxy S 2 to be announced on February 13th

Samsung has just unveiled that they will announce what looks like the Samsung Galaxy S 2 / Samsung i9100 (Samsung Galaxy S II)  on February 13th in Barcelona a few hours before MWC starts. The device is expected to feature the company’s new Super AMOLED Plus display and Orion Dual-Core SoC. The company held a similar event last year on the same day to unveiled the Samsung Wave and its Bada platform, but this one seems to be focus on Android though.

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