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Speculation starts on Samsung Galaxy S III specs

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Speculation starts on Samsung Galaxy S III specs
With Quadrant Benchmark scores in the 3,000 area and higher, many consider the Samsung Galaxy S II to be the best Android phone ever made. As we know, some challengers are coming in the form of the DROID Incredible HD by HTC and the Google Nexus Prime. But what about the Samsung Galaxy S III? It would only be fair to expect Samsung to take what has already been the hottest phone of the summer and make it even better for the next-gen model. According to an anonymous poster on 4Chan who has seen images of the device and has heard Samsung personnel talk about it, the Samsung Galaxy S III will be introduced during the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and if legit, the specs are absolutely tremendous.

First, under the hood will be a Samsung developed 2.0GHz quad-core CPU with 1.5GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory and a microSD slot aboard. The screen will be 4.65 inches of Super AMOLED III delight. Super AMOLED III, according to the tipster, is being developed specifically for this model. The resolution of the screen will be 1024 x 1280 giving the phone a 352ppi, well above the Apple iPhone 4's current Retina display giving the Samsung Galaxy S III the highest ppi reading on a handset to date.

The source adds that the phone will have Android 4.0 installed (Ice Cream Sandwich), TouchWiz 5 which Google is working on with Samsung, will be running on top of Android but will only play a small role on the phone's UI, to allow Samsung to update it faster than it has previous models. The camera on back will be 10MP with the ability to capture video at 1080p at 60 fps. And if you're worried about how the battery could last with all of this power, the unit will have a 2250mAh battery out of the box. While the source says that the specs are subject to change, the Samsung Galaxy S III will be the Korean manufacturer's next flagship model and a simultaneous release is planned for the middle of next year. This dovetails perfectly with a story we reported to you a few months ago that quoted Samsung's J.K. Shin as calling for a launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III by the first half of 2012. No pricing information was discussed, according to the source. The device is 9mm thick, according to the tipster who again, has seen images of the phone. It is metal and glass with a nice shiny finish to it.

Whew! We got tired just typing about the specs. If the state of the smartphone industry resembles anything like this next year, we can hardly wait for the ball to drop in Times Square.

source: 4Chan via AndroidCentral

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posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:30 12

1. ecml490 (unregistered)


I hope your dream comes true about the specs on the Galaxy S III! LOL

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:28 4

21. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5515; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Hopefully the GSIII is available in the U.S. before 2012 is almost over with.... Having to wait almost 6 months from when the GSII was selling in Korea to when it starts to sell in the U.S. was kind of sucky and helped me decide to go with the EVO 3D.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 23:20 2

49. Dannie Girl (unregistered)


High hopes there buddy

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 05:33 1

69. Life (unregistered)


As Apple goes down the dominance of the western world will go down. East Asian companies and their markets will be the largest in the world. South Korean companies like Samsung, LG etc., will make their own operating systems soon and will also overtake this market. Other top companies from Taiwan -TSMC, HTC, China -ZTE, Huawei , Japan - sony etc. will see a rise as Western companies like Nokia, RIM go down. Well all of this depends on the products they launch, the market conditions and most importantly; peoples' response.
Not just business, standard of living, country's economy will change accordingly. RIM has also reported a drop in earnings. Western world is going down.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 12:07

102. devonblue4u (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Apr 2011)


Perfect! Let's close the borders to north america (including Mexico) and start building and manufacturing our goods here instead of overseas. Thanks for the tip, Life!

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:31 1

2. rcy189 (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Jun 2011)


Holy S%$&!!!

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:34 26

3. zach44 (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I'm getting the droid prime and then I'm done with this site for 2 years! Articles like this are the reason why I have been sitting on an update for 6 months! That is just crazy

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:45 20

5. daniyo (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


smartest thing ive heard in a while XD

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:52 16

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


soooooooooo true lol

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:10 11

15. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Exactly! I had to thumb you up on that one. I HATE this age we're in; we cant even enjoy the comfort of knowing we have the best phone for more that a couple of months to then brutally be TEASED that if we wait just another 2,3,4,5.6 F*&*^*%King 1year there will be this monster that will rule the world

Once and if I get the prime I'm boycotting PA.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:13 3

17. zach44 (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I hate it because I can never be happy! But if I don't check it than I won't know and I'll be happy for longer!

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:23 2

18. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


im always like 1 or 2 phones behind the currently technology so ill just keep upgrading until theres that one phone that has everthing !... otherwise thats the way im keeping it :)

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:57 2

26. Zoenphlux (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


iphone ;) lol NOT!

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 00:26

50. Mehha (Posts: 26; Member since: 25 May 2011)


"until theres that one phone that has everthing"
Well then you are always gonna stay behind 'cause humans will never put foot on the breaks when it comes to new inventions in technology :)

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 00:27

51. Mehha (Posts: 26; Member since: 25 May 2011)


......

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 18:30 2

33. Luuthian (Posts: 199; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


The thing is, these phones don't even get full support day 1 though! Why are you invested in owning them right away? Very little right now makes use of the Galaxy S2's power outside of a few features within the OS.

Older iDevices were supported for a few years before developers started to seriously remove support for them. Only a handful of titles wouldn't work with an iPhone 3Gs or 3G.

It's nice to have the best phone every year, but hardly necessary. 2-3 years between upgrades is perfectly fine.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 21:11 4

45. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


umm..
because we can.

thats the entire story of why. lol

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 10:50

84. kreneo (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Aug 2011)


Android sucks when it comes to updates...........! Its a Fact!! None beats IOS support.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 15:11 3

89. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no, its not a fact. thats just fanboy stupidity.

android blows iOS out of the water with updates. Google releases new features and bug fixes around the clock. Its the manufacturers and carriers that slow down the process.

iOS releases 1 major update yearly and a few minor bug fixes immediately after an update. iOS can not keep up with android.. period.

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 00:20

93. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i think he was talking about fragmentation which IS a real disadvantage Google has with Android currently. naturally Apple is better with their device support being that they're the supplier of the devices that run their OS but another thing that must be considered is that manufacturers of Android products don't even get to use the new versions of the Android OS until Google makes the SDK available to everybody unless they're making it's Nexus and i don't think even they can use it for any device but the Nexus they're building so to be fair in the comparison between how different Google is versus Apple in supporting their devices then the comparison should be made with a Nexus and of course an iPhone which Apple still comes out on top with their support for legacy devices right from the start but Google isn't far behind which the longest i remember it taking to update a Nexus is the Nexus One with Gingerbread and i think that took a couple of weeks and that was OTA.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:55 2

25. Zoenphlux (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


Thats the only way to avoid getting caught up in the hype. I have to leave my research alone or else regret sets in fast and my wallet only looks more and more empty as i read on....

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 18:16 1

32. datdude77 (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


You my friend, are very wise!

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 20:49

40. black4ram (unregistered)


Same here I am not going to waiting other 6 months! I am going to get Samsung Droid Prime...

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 01:11

58. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 359; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


U MAD BRO?

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 14:23

88. Synack (Posts: 658; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


This is exactly what I plan on doing. So sick of this crap.

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 21:42 1

100. EtothaD (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)


Im waiting on the SamHTCsung iLG Droid Super Duper. Its going to have a microwave, a 13.0 Ghz Octo-core Processor, a 12 GigaTrigapixel Camera. A Super Natural Organic Vegetarian LED Screen with A resolution so sharp its like a window into heaven. It runs on LTE-MAX 7G.....It comes with its own network and towers and It Runs F$!%@ Your Mom OS. Supposedly it is the best thing ever created and god is a little jealous about how nice it came out. I hear it can morph into anything you can think of so you never ever need to buy another phone, car TV or even food again

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:36 5

4. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


now I am Impress...

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:48 3

6. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Samsung new phones come out every 1 months and iPhone is every 2 years.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 00:53

53. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


and every month samsung brings not just only one phone but many !

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:49 2

7. BlaBlaBla (unregistered)


Wow im impresss. But i think the 4.65 screen a little to big for me. 4.3 r best i prefered

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:52 2

9. ecml490 (unregistered)


Well with Android 4.0 I read that the Android phones will no longer need home keys so with that said the screen can simply cover the place where the home keys usually are so it wouldn't make the phone a whole lot bigger..

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:52 1

11. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it will probably be smaller than the current 4.3 inch phones because of those buttonless faces.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:10 2

16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Basically, chop off the huge chunk of space that the buttons take up on your phone and see how much shorter it is.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:50 2

8. android1234 (Posts: 106; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Lol ill just wait until the octo-core phones come out before switching

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:03 1

12. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


DAng!! sounds like a beast!! wish i had it now!!!!
by the time theses specs actually happen i bet there will be other out there doing the same so it wont be as exciting...

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:05 2

13. boohooweez (unregistered)


Phones are getting overated. By the time this phone comes to the states samsung galaxy 4 will be out. The best phone ever was the motorola vtec flip phone chrome color from years back.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:58 2

29. Zoenphlux (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


yes! whole family had those...you could drop em and throw and nothing happened! You could even talk on them!

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:06 2

14. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


so I guess ICS is going to be Android 4.0

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:26 3

19. OGDroidHoldOut (unregistered)


IT doesn't matter, Verizon wont get it and it wont even come to the US until 2015.

I wish I was wrong though, da#$... what specs.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:27 1

20. Heatfan316 (Posts: 325; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Damn! don't tell us this s**t, I had my sights set on the prime, now this, I will not wait for this, once it drops I'm buying it unlocked and I don't care if costs over a grand.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:36 1

22. JS (unregistered)


Resolution seems to be mistake...its more square than a widescreen! Rest of the specs are excellent...as one can imagine :)

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 18:00 2

30. Zoenphlux (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


it will drop half the specs by the time it hits...like a kid eyeing candy. grab grab and then stomach ache. They will find a reason to lower the processor reduce the ram and all. Seems like phones are always super awesome until they hit and we find out oh...they are ok...

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:40 1

23. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


Gotta keep dangling that carrot! If the SGII is such a high-end phone then why undercut it with SGIII rumors before the SGII gets its dual-core boots on the ground? This tells me that the SGII will not get Ice Cream Sandwich! The SGI never got the updates they promised that were suppose to follow soon after the launch. I ran out and got the Epic and never got the official updates, Sprint blamed Samsung and vice-versa. I know I could have rooted and all that but why should I have to do that if they promised to update?

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:45 2

24. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


yea same here im a bit disapointed at samsung.. i no longer have any samsung phones.. if i can get a good deal or if its really that beast how its claimed to be then ill get it otherwise idk if ill go samsung again

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:57 1

27. ltr (unregistered)


2.0 Ghz of horse power but to me a little insane, it depends on how complex the apps really get.

If those specs are true, then it replaces any labtop or tablet.

Imagine the price too.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:57 1

28. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


wow, that's nice and depressing...

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 18:02 1

31. Zoenphlux (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


amazing how our culture can produce such a feeling so often now a days

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 19:04 2

34. henrickrw (Posts: 403; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I'm paranoid. I haven't explode my galaxy S2 & now these specs blow me away

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 19:19

35. droidfan_007 (unregistered)


Who gives a damn about let's say having 96GB of memory. (32 installed+64internal) Make a f*cking battery that lasts....

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 19:41

36. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I just want my damn Epic 4G Touch, damn you Sprint for being too stupid to stock your damn stores.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 20:10

38. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Out of stock?

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 20:53

41. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


No, worse. They havent even shipped any Sprint stores the phones. They arent getting them until Monday. It amazes me how they would open early on launch day for the EVO 3D but yet act like this phone is nothing and make us all wait. I was going to be there at freaking 9 am right when they opened to get one.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 04:31

63. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


That's not cool :/

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 20:00

37. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6103; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This is going to be awesome. I wont be able to upgrade till next Feb. You guys can enjoy the GALAXG S II. THE S III WILL have better specs than the previous one. Glad i didnt go out and buy the first or 2nd Galaxy II . But DAMN 2.0 32GB OF PURE SWEETNESS.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 20:13

39. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


The specs are all so predictable.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 21:02 1

42. lemenade (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


Just when i thought the prime would be my next phone this crap happens... I have been ready for my upgrade since June. At this rate I will never get a new phone.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 08:36

74. taz89 (Posts: 2004; Member since: 03 May 2011)


i think this phone maybe samsungs galaxy s version of there nexus prime but maybe with some changes...

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 21:02

43. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Holy Sh*t!!!!!

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 21:07

44. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Seriously screw Samsung. I hope this article stops people from buying the S2 all they did was crap on the U.S. market. And now their going to get people locked into contracts when they know their going to release this? It's a crying shame.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 08:43

75. taz89 (Posts: 2004; Member since: 03 May 2011)


dont think its samsungs fault,they released the phone in spring everywhere else and the galaxy s3 is to to come out next spring so that is a whole year between the release of the two...blame your carriers for the delays and i would not be surprised if the gs3 is delayed for the US again...hopefully your carriers change there way :)

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