1. Zorachus's Avatar
    Reading this recent review of the international GalaxyS2;
    AnandTech - Samsung Galaxy S 2 (International) Review - The Best, Redefined


    WiFi, GPS

    The SGS2 has both 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi connectivity courtesy of Broadcoms newest combo chip, the BCM4330. It is the logical successor to BCM4329, which we saw adopted darn-well almost universally in the previous generation, from the iPhone 4 to SGS1. BCM4330 still is a single spatial stream combo solution, but whats different is that alongside Bluetooth 4.0+HS support is an on-chip power amp for 5 GHz WLAN in addition to last gens 2.4 GHz

    That puts SGS2 in an incredibly small list of smartphones that include 5 GHz WLAN support, which is critical going forwards as the 2.4 GHz ISM band gets even more crowded.


    Are we getting the BCM4330 chip ?
    09-13-2011 10:52 AM
  2. Zorachus's Avatar
    Knowing if we have the new updated radio is a deal breaker for me. If it is the same as the international S2, then great I am on board. But if we get the old WiFi modem from the S1 I will pass.

    Any official word on this ?
    09-13-2011 11:05 AM
  3. JayWill's Avatar
    Since you asked this question in two places, I'm answering it in two places. I figured it would probably get better visibility here in it's own thread anways


    According to the wifi certification, the E4GT also has 5ghz WLAN support. Because of this, I would assume it uses the same wifi radio as the International version. Here are links to wifi certification reports, which includes the International Galaxy SII, the Epic 4G Touch, and the Motorola Photon for comparison purposes. You'll notice the Photon does not have a "1" under 5ghz, while the two Galaxy SIIs do.

    GT-i9100 - http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_...p?cid=WFA11164

    SPH-D710 - http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_...p?cid=WFA11180

    Moto Photon - http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_...p?cid=WFA11652
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    09-13-2011 12:52 PM
  4. Zorachus's Avatar
    Thanks for the updated info, much appreciated
    09-13-2011 01:06 PM
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