T-Mobile’s G2 Smartphone Packs Scorpion Chip, Froyo
T-Mobile has confirmed that its new G2 smartphone will be powered by an 800MHz Scorpion ARM Cortex A8 CPU chip produced by Qualcomm. This successor to the G1 will also ship with Android 2.2 out of the box and is Flash 10.1 ready.
The slider smartphone may have trouble competing with other Android smartphones, such as Droid X and Galaxy S, which utilize Qualcomm’s faster chip, the 1GHz Snapdragon. But since there has been no Scorpion device to test the real life speed of the new processor, it is a little early to doubt its performance. Further, Froyo is known for its efficiency, so we can probably expect no hit in performance compared to faster devices.
Other specs of the upcoming T-Mobile G2 may include a 5MP camera, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, tethering, and HSPA+ 3G capability. This will make the G2 as the first device to make use of T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, which is speedier than 3G networks.
The T-Mobile G2 has a tentative launch date of September 29. According to rumors, the G2 will be priced at $200 with a contract, which would make it in line with other high-end smartphones.