The battle of the handsets continues with some already lucky enough to hit retailer shelves and many more on the way. In recent weeks, the one feature that many are now including and a must for no doubt many of you is the inclusion of a dual-core processor. Four of the biggieâs on their way to us include the Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Sensation and the LG G2x which to be fair, each come with their own fantastic spec listing but also have the added bonus of a dual-core.
So before we briefly give a rundown of all 4 phones and what you can expect, we just wanted to delve a little deeper into what a dual-core processor will achieve for those technophobes out there. To simplify, having a dual-core will up the speed and efficiency on your handset with the additional benefit that processing and data transferral on 2 processors as oppose to one, will not overheat either one of them.
Now moving on nicely to the first of our contenders, that of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Samsung’s offering running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread will include that all important 1.2GHz dual-core processor which has just been upped from 1GHz. As well as this, the 4.3-incher with Super Amoled Plus display will include an 8 megapixel camera rear and 1.3 megapixel front camera, 1450mAh battery and so on. This handset is rumored to be available in the UK from May 1st with the US market to follow.
Next is that of the Motorola Droid Bionic which is hoped to be released sometime this month, rumors indicate that the 21st is indeed the date. Running on Android 2.2 Froyo it will include a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch display which is notably a big selling point and has been compared to the iPhone’s screen, 8 megapixel rear camera with a slightly less 0.3 megapixel front facing with HD video recording with a big 1930mAh battery.
If we race on to the HTC Sensation just announced this week, the handset is already receiving good reviews from the techno whizzes that have been lucky enough to experience it. Although not coming until the summer at the earliest, again with the US market to follow on from the UK and European, this will be running on Android 2.3, 1.2GHz dual-core processor to match that of the Galaxy S II, 4.3-inch display, 8 megapixel camera to rear with 1.2 to the front with a 1520mAh battery. In terms of price it is hoped to equal that of the Desire.
Last but not least is the LG G2x on T-Mobile which can be ordered online from today (April 15th) with the benefit of purchasing it in-store April 20th. Compared to that of the LG Optimus 2X, the G2x will include a 1GHz dual-core processor, running on Android 2.2 but at a later stage will be upped to 2.3 Gingerbread, a 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen, 8 megapixel rear and 1.3 megapixel to the front with a 1500mAh battery and so on.
Tell us what’s your money on? Are you in the market for one of these?
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