Is it safe to peek out behind your curtains where powerful smartphones tend to be released at increasingly higher rates of frequency? Not quite if you do not have a penchant for speed – after all, just how much faster do you expect the 1GHz dual-core processor powered Samsung Galaxy S II to go? 1.2GHz? Been there, done that. 1.5GHz? Now we’re talking – thanks to coolbho3000 over at the xda-developers forum.
He has also generously shared the source code with the masses concerning the overclocking of the dual-core Exynos 4210 CPU, so that you need not do all the hard work of figuring it out all by yourself. Just a note of caution – any unwarranted overclocking on your part will definitely void your warranty if anything goes wrong (processor melting down, etc), so go ahead if you have the guts to venture into unchartered territory.
Apart from that, you should also be concerned about the battery life of your handset since overclocking the smartphone’s processor at such speeds will zap the reserves far faster than you would have expected.
|Key Specs||Galaxy S2|
|Processor/Soc Name||Exynos 4210, 2-core, 1.2 GHz|
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||64 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||1650 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S2 Full specs|