Anything not hardware related in the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S III

Anything not hardware related in the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S III
Hey you, the one with the sad eyes and the Samsung Galaxy S III in his hand. Why so glum, chum? That smartphone in your hand didn't automatically become scrap merely because the Samsung Galaxy S 4 was introduced. Sure, it might no longer be referred to as the Android flagship, but that shouldn't bother you. If the Samsung Galaxy S III was a great phone 24 hours ago, it still is a great phone now.

Did it work? Did we cheer you up? If that failed to put the spring back into your step, perhaps this will. According to Nick DiCarlo, Samsung's vice president of portfolio planning, many of the cool features that are in the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will find their way to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Starting to feel better now? "Anything that we can do that's not dependent on hardware like infrared, we'll definitely bring to all the flagship devices," DiCarlo said. And that includes several of the new features for the camera. We could see S Translator, S Health and the S Voice Drive, to name just a few, eventually join the Galaxy S III and perhaps even the Samsung Galaxy S II as well.
One thing that can't be resolved with a software update is the fact that the new model is smaller in size than the Galaxy S III, despite the larger screen. And then foreshadowing what could be a 6.3 inch screen on the Samsung GALAXY Note III, DiCarlo said that we have yet to see how big phone screens can get. We have a feeling that we are about to find out.

source: PCMag via Pocketlint

Related phones

Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. Dimitru

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

iam waiting for Samsung Galaxy S 5

5. McJobs

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

what we already know about S 5 OS: Android material: plastic

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

You missed the most important point -- Sales > 10 X Lumia 1020 :D

12. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Sales >10,000 x Canonical :D Sale < 5 x iPhone ;( *I'm totally interested in Canonical BTW.

21. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Was canonical in context of the thread? Or you are pissed that W8 is not selling well despite NOKIA :)

34. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

No I'm actually really interest in Canonical. Dude I was kidding and going by your icon as you appeared to be going by McJobs's icon (guy showing off the Lumia 620). Notice your icon incorporates Apple and Linux. I even added a disclaimer at the bottom. :(

18. Andrea

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

WP is the biggest flop ever You cant upgrade your phone. The most plastic phonea are Lamias They are heavy and thick as h***

46. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

^ Just another blind d0uchebag

48. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I don't agree with you about WP being a flop but, I have to say Lumias are pretty heavy for a smartphone. Not necessarily bad but, could eventually get a little heavy after holding it for a while.

51. shirtlessrabbit4

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

How about the Samsung ativ s? Is that so heavy?

43. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Im waiting on LTE by sprint to be worldwide before I upgrade to a LTE phone. If I cant get a LTE signal like i get 3g right now Im waiting I think tha Galaxy S 13 will be out when sprints lte network is worldwide


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

The good evil folks at Apple would never do this; they would just tell their faithful: "you need to buy a new phone if you want that new feature! Cash only please!?" Go Sammy, Go Sammy, GO!!!


Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Posting after a very long iTime PAPINYC Really good to see you back and reading you're Wonderfully posts


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I just got tired of Michael H. banning me for every little key stroke that I posted. Ok, maybe some of it might have been offensive and demeaning to some of the congregation but, it was meant with true love and lots of ♥. Besides, the ongoing repetitively bantered articles dedicated to a certain phone with a teeny-tiny 4-inch screen, that shall remain nameless forevermore, with its' limited functionality and its' brand new revolutionary connection, just wiped this 'PAPI' out. But, I'm back; I just hope that Michael H. with his self-professed huge hands finds it in his heart not to whip-lasso me everytime I write something.

37. Droiddoes unregistered

OMFG michael h is the absolute WORST. proof anyone who can type a sentence can be a "journalist"

11. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And despite that if sales don;t pick up they would shut down your device from command control center at '1 infinite loop" and that's why they have been tracking everything despite setting it off .. now they want courts to ignore everything that they did :D


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Evil at its' best, to mislead all the rest; that is [THEIR] way.

25. Hemlocke unregistered

Yes, except for the fact, the presence of which has never seemed to deter you, that the 4S got everything the 4 did. The things the 4 and 3GS didn't get, both handsets being updated LONG after Sammy stops supporting their handsets? Features that were hardware related/limited.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Oh please, I had a 4 and a 4S thanks to an insurance claim; the only thing that was retroactively ported to the 4 from the 4S was useless imbecile named SIRI.

47. kboo1995 unregistered

sorry man Had to give you thumbs up

3. samsunggalaxylover

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

galaxy s3 rules.

15. SleepingOz unregistered

Hardware and software departments only. Aesthetic is a matter of personal preference though.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Like I've said earlier, why need to change to a new S4 when you can upgrade your S3?

13. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I agree. This is why I dont regret upgrading to the S3 in december. mobile technology has statrted to plateau. We dont have to get the hot new product every 6 months when their predecessors have advanced enough to carry some of the newer features. Im content with the S3 for now

33. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

"Mobile technology has started to plateau"... LMAO are you blind or just stupid? The flagships of 2013 absolutely take fatty dumps on the previous years (with exception to the Gn2). Your s3 will be eaten alive by an Exynos 5410 carrying s4, lol. Just cause you don't have the money to purchase the new items doesn't mean technology is coming to a plateau. The things achieved in the last 3 years in mobile technology have been pretty substantial actually...

39. Droiddoes unregistered

If you weren't so busy being a hostile d*ck, you'd see he has a point. A very good one at that. I will also be passing on the S4 and wait for the 5, as I do not see enough difference between the 4 and my S3.

41. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

OBVIOUSLY.............Twisted247 must have not gotten the memo when i said that it has STARTED to plateau. Morons like this guy doesnt see the entire picture. Mobile technology thrives on innovation more than most electrical products. The original iPhone, S3, and the original Note were some of the most innovative products in our history. the features they had were monumental. It doesnt mean that we arent going to advance from that, but we have to go back to the drawing board and re-innovate the industry again If the S4 had 3GB of RAM and that flexible screen that i heard about, then id be crazy not to get it.............BECAUSE ITS BRAND NEW AND INNOVATIVE Thank you DroidDoes for understanding my point of view!!!!!!!! As for're as anal as "Sheldon" from "The Big Bang Theory".........oh thats right, you've never seen that show because you stay in your room glued to the computer screen thinking that you have a life. Im a social geek that looks at technology as a way of life and an advancement of the human race. Unless you are the 2nd coming of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, SHUT THE HELL UP AND GET A JOB LIKE THE REST OF US!!!

52. tonytonydavis

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

I agree I am also waiting for the s5 as I don't see enough changes that matter in the way that I use my phone I just want a battery that last 3-4 days and for them to use the 32 or 64gb version as standard as when the s3 came out in uk only the 16gb was available on contracts to all providers


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

One good reason why s3 users won't be disappointed with their phone. You always have faith in samsung and developers when it comes anything related to software.

16. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Well, I'm pretty sure the s3 will be kept in the market as a high mid range device, with a slight lower price so why shouldn't they bring new funcionality? There is a lot you wont get and if you want the latest thing you will still upgrade to the s4. That kind of talk is why most of the manufacturers don't upgrade their phones, and that's why samsung sells more! The fragmentation phenomen comes exactly from that thought and the effect is the opposite, if drives away the customers

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