Samsung Up The Dual-Core CPU Smartphone Battle: 2GHz By 2012

The battle of the smartphone continues and with so many to take notice of, it can be a difficult decision to make with choosing one handset over another. So is there one underlying feature that can make or break one’s thought process? With reports of so many handsets either coming soon or in the next few months, the one key specification that seems to be coming up more and more is that of a dual-core processor. Handsets already including this are the HTC Thunderbolt, the Droid Bionic if it surfaces, the HTC Sensation, LG G2x and the Samsung Galaxy S II.

But it seems according to Mashable, Samsung are now thinking of bringing out a range of smartphones for 2012 which will include a bigger faster CPU which will top the current Galaxy S II processor for example. The 1.2GHz dual-core processor will be replaced with a 2GHz.

Recombu.com via Samsung Hub have reported that an unnamed source at Samsung have indeed said that they will “release a 2GHz dual core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year that will have the data processing capacities of a regular PC.”

Will this be something that Samsung will ride with or will Nvidia‘s Tegra 3 quad-core chips make their way to devices by the end of 2011, something of which has already been reported as taking place.

What are your thoughts on a bigger 2GHz processor making its way to Samsung handsets? Is this a big selling point when you are looking to purchase a new mobile?