When they first introduced the Samsung Galaxy S II, the phone was touted to be running a dual core processor clocked at 1 Ghz. When the phone actually neared release, Samsung upped the ante and bumped the clock speed of the processor to 1.2 GHz. While most of us mere mortals would be quite happy to use the phone at its stock speed, which mind you, is already uber fast, the geeks over at XDA Developers Forum wanted more.
Now that the first of the Galaxy S II handsets have arrived, smart folks from XDA Developers have managed to crank up the speeds even further by overclocking the handset. A member of the community, known by the nickname coolbho3000 has managed to overclock his Galaxy S to a mind numbing 1.5 Ghz. This results in a performance increase of over 25% over the stock handset – making an already fast handset even faster. He has also done a service to the society by helping us not so smart folks with a guide on how to do it.
He also managed to run the Quadrant Benchmark and ended up raking over 4000 points in the process – leaving behind the benchmark scores of powerhouses of the yesteryears. Here’s a screenshot of the kind of score the device manages after the overclock.
If you have already managed to get hold of the Galaxy S II and would like to overclock your device too, head over to the XDA Developers Forum for details on how to do it. Note that this process will definitely void your warranty and there is a good chance that you might end up with a shiny black brick with a Samsung logo. So, tread this path only if you’re sure you know what you are doing. You have been warned! Happy overclocking!