Posted by Jayce Ooi as Ramblings
Yes, Malaysia Samsung Galaxy S II users no matter using I9100 or I9100G can enjoy latest official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware from now on. For those who do not install custom ROM or other region ICS firmware, it’s time for you to upgrade with Samsung Kies or through OTA update now. Enjoy DXLP9 firmware for I9100 and DXLP6 firmware for I9100G. Personally, I did not try these firmware because I am using custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy S2. Hopefully, latest Android 4.0.3 ICS DXLP6 Firmware can solve most of the bugs that face by I9100G users. Waiting for official release is too long for a tech blogger like me.
Besides Malaysia, India is getting official Android 4.0 ICS Firmware for I9100 & I9100G too. Same apply to Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 too…
“Hi all. Samsung released both device variants (I9100 and I9100G), which are being released at the same price and provide identical product features (including Super AMOLED plus screen and 1.2 GHz dual-core processor). The difference in chipsets does not impact the overall product performance in any one variant relative to the other. Product packaging remains the same for both variants, although the device type for each model is clearly labeled in the packaging.” In short, Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100 is using Samsung own Exynos 4210 SoC CPU and ARM Mali-400 GPU. And GT-I9100G uses Texas Instruments OMAP4430 CPU and PowerVR SGX540 GPU.
This is the official statement from Samsung Malaysia. Both Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 and I9100G are selling at the same price and have identical product features. Is Samsung Malaysia telling the truth? Let’s users who have both I9100 and I9100G tell you their experiences and benchmarks…
Posted by Jayce Ooi as Hardware
Samsung Galaxy S II is the most popular smartphone from Samsung nowadays. International Samsung Galaxy S2 has several models like GT-I9100, GT-I9100G and GT-I9100T. And U.S. variants ~ Sprint Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, T-Mobile Galaxy S II and AT&T Galaxy S II. I bought my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) at RM 2099 back in July. Samsung Galaxy S2 price in Malaysia dropped to as low as RM 1799. Wow, RM 300 lower than my buying price now. Great news, right? No, actually. Samsung Malaysia quietly replaces GT-I9100 with GT-I9100G model. What are the differences between GT-I9100 and GT-I9100G? The CPU and GPU…
Samsung Galaxy S2