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Samsung Galaxy S III resolution may have been leaked

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Samsung Galaxy S III resolution may have been leaked
A leaked User Agent Profile (UAProf) is one of the least reliable sources of accurate information about an upcoming mobile device. For example, the leaked UAProf for the Galaxy Nexus claimed that it had a WVGA (480x800) screen, which was obviously quite untrue. That said, the new UAProf leak for the Samsung Galaxy S III looks a bit more realistic, although not 100% believable. 

The leaked document lists the screen resolution of the Galaxy S III as 1024x600. On first glance, that seems like a resolution high enough to be real, and the 16:9 aspect ratio is very interesting as well. A true 16:9 ratio on the screen would likely make for a slightly more elongated form factor than what we normally see on smartphones. The trouble we have is that the resolution doesn't hit HD capability. 

Sure, it's certainly possible that Samsung would forgo HD if it were really necessary. But, Samsung probably really wants to be able to push HD in its marketing scheme for the phone, so that's why it's hard to believe it wouldn't be an HD screen. The screen may very well have a 16:9 aspect ratio, but we're pretty sure that ultimately the phone will have a 720p screen. 

Still, even if this is accurate, the roundup of specs we have so far for the Galaxy S III would give it a 1024x600 screen (likely Super AMOLED Plus), a quad-core Exynos processor, 2 GB of RAM, an LTE radio, and an 8 MP rear camera, all in a 7mm thick frame. Not a bad roundup. 

source: pocketnow

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posted on 18 Feb 2012, 16:44 6

1. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Well we will deff have to wait and see :)

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 17:13 3

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

When does it launch in the U.S.? And will it be on VZW for the U.S. launch?

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 17:35 15

7. tedkord (Posts: 11668; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

It will launch in the US 4 months or more after the rest of the world. IfVerizongets it, it will be at least 3 months later than the other US carriers. (They'll need the extra time to send it back to have half the RAM removed, and all the bloat installed.)

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 17:36 4

8. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)

Sounds about right.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 20:28

19. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

It needs to be released in the US early because it will be disappointing when Apple files a patent law suit and tries to have it banned.....and we know a law suit is coming!

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 08:54

47. WILDCAT1935 (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Mar 2011)

Unless its a Droid by HTC or Moto it won't be on Big red. Verizon supports substandard phones. They passed on Samsung S2 didn't they.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 17:15

3. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Now of only the third Gen focus will match these exact specs....the focus does seem to mirror the galaxy s line, except for the multi core processor.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 17:17 2

4. imkyle (Posts: 1073; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

I'm thinking 720p screen. Not so sure about the quad core processor and the amount of ram.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 17:30 1

5. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

16:9 is not bad. I could deal with that type of ratio.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 17:47 1

11. Birds (Posts: 1157; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

600 x 1024 is not 16:9. 600 x by 1066 is lol. 600 x 1024 is more like 15.333:9 but came close.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 17:31 1

6. Zayuh24 (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

If it has LTE, it will likely be with expensive Verizon and AT&T. Here's hoping that T-Mobile gets it *crosses fingers* >_

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 17:39 2

9. medicci37 (Posts: 1276; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

No way! Will be 720p or better.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 17:44 1

10. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Why quad core ? Cant they just increase the clock speed of a dual core chip and add in an companion core. I dont think there is a need for quad core

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 17:48

12. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

even I think quads unnecessary but lol I wouldn't say know to it and also isn't quad core meant to be more energy efficient?

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 18:01 3

13. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

No it isnt , the tegra 3 is efficient because it has a COMPANION CORE . BTW , most apps wasnt really optimised for quad core so they just used the 2 cores . So isnt it better to just increase the clock speed ? Anyways , samsung has stated that cortex A15 dual core is faster than a cortex A9 quad core .
Read : http://news.softpedia.com/news/Dual-Core-ARM-Cortex-A15-SoC-May-Outperform-Quad-Core-A9-Chips-212574.shtml . However A15 chips wont be coming soon ,
i personally recommend Raising the clock speed of current A9 dual core chip to 2ghz maybe more and add in an companion core of battery life

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 18:18

14. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

yep I know that dual core a15 will be faster than a9 quad but honestly I don't really care cause I find the s2 super fast already.I would be more than happy if they just added a companion core for longer lasting battery but I really hope they decide with the a15 chip...that is the LITTLE big arm based chips right?

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 18:56

16. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Actually its called big little . You can always choose to continue to see tech news yet chooses not to upgrade just like me

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 19:13

17. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Lol always get it the wrong way..I would have but I really want the HD display and hoping for bigger battery...funny thing is the screen on the s2 does not bother me but I know when I see the amoled HD+(fingers cross for the plus) I will want it no matter what if its not plus then I will maybe think about it..s3 will be the only phone I ditch my s2 for cause at the moment no other phone is really making my phone feel "outdated" also I have had the phone for nearly a year and I ALWAYS get a new phone every year.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 21:40

25. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

HD display and bigger battery is a nice welcome . I hope it has xenon flash as it is more powerful

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 21:51

27. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Xenon how could I forget would love that..I would love them to add both xenon and a led light for video and for use as a torch which comes in very handy.

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 05:54 1

33. cheetah2k (Posts: 1576; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

Higher clock speed = more power draw..

Nvidia said it themselves that a portable device would have longer battery power with 4 cores thread optimised at 1 Ghz, vs 2 cores running at 1.5 Ghz. It's just a shame that they're still using A9's....

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 09:42

36. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

dont worry, the T3 chip is just a stopgap. It wont be in service very long. They just wanted to have that "first" moniker. Gray chips will be out in like Q3.

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 07:48

35. bayusuputra (Posts: 962; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

actually, i was thinking of some crazy idea.. i wonder if they can make a dual dual-core, which can run together at the same time as quad core, but when only two cores are needed, they will switch off one of the dual core.. and when on standby or running low power apps, it can switch back to companion core.. basically a tegra 3 with a split cores.. instead of 4-1, it is 4-2-1.. but hey, i am not a tech expert, i'm just a dreamer.. haha!

anyway, i just have this weird feeling that everytime a new android phone comes up, the first thing that crosses my mind is what will apple sue out of the device.. and i mean from all manufacturers.. yeah, weird brain, i know..

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 09:44

37. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

umm... thats exactly how the quad core works. not all 4 are on at the same time. they switch on and off on the fly as power is needed. all 4 cores will only ever be on for heavy loading and gaming.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 21:27

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

The higher the clock the more power it uses .so a 1.5- quad core could perform as good as a 2.0+ dual core without consuming as much energy. Also ICS is multi core supported and so are many new games coming to the market The next few months

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 21:39

24. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

it will always underclock itself if not needed that much speed . For quad core however all cores must be on at al times .

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 05:24

31. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

The idea is that cores go on when needed, that's how the companion core of the tegra works and could work in a similar way

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 18:25 4

15. weirdfisher (Posts: 51; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

If it uses a lower resolution screen, it will have larger advantages in running benchmarks

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 19:46

18. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

1024x600 of true pixels on a Super AMOLED Plus screen would look just about the same as 1280x720 on the Nexus with the pentile matrix...

If the screen is smaller than the 4,65 inches of the Nexus, it could even have a larger PPI count...

Of course, what is expected of the worlds number one phone is nothing less than 1280x720 of true pixels Super AMOLED Plus on 4,65 inches...

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 21:30 3

22. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

You ever used a nexus? anyone with it had little to complaint about the screen

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 21:04 1

20. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

Ahh...no thanks.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 21:31 1

23. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Unless they have a new battery I don't want them device to be thinner we need better battery life as a priority

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 00:14 1

42. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 208; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

I hope everyone just saw the post above. I'm personally not a fan of motorolla (hopefully things change with google taking them over), but one thing they did right was make the Razr Maxx.

What the manufacturers need to realize is that working in sales i get infinitely more complaints about battery life than i do about phones not being thin enough. A few years ago that was not the case, but phones are thinner now and making a phone like the razr maxx that is a touch thicker, but has a bigger battery is going to result in more satisfied customers. End of story.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 21:42

26. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 588; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

samsung focuses more on performance, not in design nor resolution maybe (except nexus). lower resolution will make the S III run high scores in benchmarks.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 23:39

28. ironmarc89 (Posts: 53; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)

we need someone to step up with 1080p resolution so it can force everyone to innovate instead of using hand-me-down screen technology

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 01:23

29. jove39 (Posts: 1858; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Well...If screen us SA Plus then 1024x600 resolution won't be bad...but in case samsung decided to throw SA (pentile) then its definitely 720p...we all know that and I expect SA Plus :)

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 03:09 1

30. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

the trouble seems to be that super amoled screens have to get to at least 4.65 inches to incorporate 1280x 720 HD resolution. (also a 16:9 ratio ).
Currently they cannot reach the PPI of the best LCD displays.

so if Samsung(rightfully ) thinks that 4. 7 inch would be a bit too large for the standard sized version of galaxy s III, this resolution only makes sense

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 05:49

32. Alexander80 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Oct 2011)

i dont belief itt the samsung galaxy nexus is higher the camera is not a 8 itt hase to be a 12 megapixel this information cane not be coreckt.

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 06:37

34. the_s2 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Oh no oh no oh no!!!! Where's my 720p superAMOLEDplus??

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 12:52

38. pbui.818 (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

Where's my 1920x1080, 1920x1200, 1920x1440, 2560x1440, 2560x1600 or 2560x1920?
Where's my SuperAMOLED HD Plus, SuperAMOLED FHD Plus (S+FHD AMOLED)

I'd be fine with a 5.3 inch display and I'd be fine with a 4.65 inch display on a phone.

Next, for a tablet/ultra:
3840x2160, 3840x2400, 3840x2880, 5120x2880, 5120x3200, 5120x3840 or 7680x4320?
SuperAMOLED UHD/SHV Plus? (shorthand S+UHD AMOLED).

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 13:46

39. pbui.818 (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

Do many Android fans like 5:4 aspect ratios instead of the more traditional 4:3 and now mainstream 16:9 or occasional 16:10 (8:5)?

Does this 5:4 ratio look too huge at these higher resolutions leaving the wider aspect ratios preferable?
1920x1440 or 1920x1200?
2048x1536 or 2048x1280?
2560x1920 or 2560x1600?
2880x2160 or 2880x1800?
3200x2400 or 3200x2000?
3520x2640 or 3520x2200?
3840x2880 or 3840x2400?

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 18:31

40. bonehead189 (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Feb 2011)

So the question for a VZW customer is do you buy the GNEX now, or wait to see if the SGS3 comes to bid red? I know I'd go for the latter of the two if it inevitably does come.

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 18:48 1

41. JunitoNH (Posts: 1782; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

"you idiots!!! specs don't matter, your device will be rendendered useless. We will throttle you, and you are going to like it. Now, surrender all your women"


posted on 20 Feb 2012, 00:23

43. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 208; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Dear Michael H,

I really like the way you write thought provoking articles. It makes a person think and sparks great conversations in the chat below. Keep up the good work.

-Nick J

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 06:51

44. kazunorikobo (Posts: 7; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)

So...The Galaxy S is I9000, the Galaxy SII is I9100, and the Galaxy SIII is I9100 too?!

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 10:55

45. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

DON'T LET IT LAUNCH ON VERIZON. Cause non of us will never have the SG III the NEXUS Galaxy haven't even reach to the other carriers which I've been waiting for

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 11:24

46. jamvts (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)

no way it can be of that resolution the same galaxy note is 1280X800 is nearly perfect and excellent it just the RGB that needs to be there PLUS with density close to 300 it will eliminate the retina need

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:04

48. sajithm (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)

http://www.galaxys3.in - Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:27 1

49. WILDCAT1935 (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Mar 2011)

If you can't change/remove the battery then that will be a deal breaker for me.

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