Samsung Galaxy S II: Overclocked to 1.5GHz – Will You Try It?

We are hearing a lot about a number of different smartphones gracing us with their presence in the market along with a few that are all about the hype at the moment such as the iPhone 5. One thing that’s great about these devices is the fact that many of them are being exploited so that they can fulfill their potential.

A great example of this is the NOOK Color where we have seen it running Android Honeycomb 3.0; the Motorola Xoom having its processing power cranked up to 1.5GHz and the HTC Inspire hitting the dizzy heights of 1.8GHz. Now we have heard about one of the most popular smartphones on the market also being exploited to do bigger and better things. It’s the Samsung Galaxy S II and it’s been overclocked to 1.5GHz, we want to know if you are willing to try it or not?

We learned of this through an article over at Engadget.com by Vlad Savov where he reminds us that Samsung were going to release this bad boy with a 1GHz cap but it was sped up by Samsung to 1.2GHz literally just prior to the release. This device looks like it can go even further but it would be difficult to keep it running in a stable way as explained in the video at the bottom of the article.

The overclocking was done by one of the clever clogs developers on the XDA forums, his name is coolbho3000 and he has actually shared the source code and added step by step instructions on how to go ahead and do the same to your Galaxy S II. We would urge to check out the video at the bottom as it also gives you some benchmark scores of what it the device would normally get and what it can achieve when the Exynos 4210 processor is upped to 1.5GHz.

Have you overclocked your Samsung Galaxy S II? What do you think of the way devices are being overclocked, do you agree with it? Let us know in the comments section below.