Galaxy S III more of an incremental upgrade, tips carrier insider, might be called something else

Galaxy S III more of an incremental upgrade, tips carrier insider, might be called something else
What we call the Samsung Galaxy S III and might be revealed May 3 in London, is considered more of an incremental upgrade by the manufacturer, UK carrier insiders are tipping. "It'll be like the iPhone 4S was to the 4", clarified the source, and added that the Galaxy S III will be pretty similar to the quad-core HTC One X with its 4.7" HD display in terms of specs. 

Granted, the eventual quad-core Exynos processor and 720p Super AMOLED HD Plus screen are nothing to sniff at, but it will bring the handset in line with the specs on the rest of the already announced flagships from both HTC and LG, for example.

It isn't clear what exactly would Samsung consider a true flagship handset from the source info (it might be one with a bendable screen, it seems), but the Galaxy S III might not even come with this name, and rather be called something else he said, with the internal codename for the phone being Bali for now.

The handset is still expected to feature the eye-tracking tech we told you about before, which senses if your eye are not on the phone, and locks it accordingly, just like the TouchWiz-ed Android ICS had the Face Unlock feature modified to require blinking for access. The feature will be called "Human Interaction" according to the carrier rep, so we can't wait to see it in action.

source: CNET

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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85 Comments

85. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Anyone who has seen my posts on the sg3 can tell im very disappointed (to put it mildly) I expected it to at least blow the One X away. Considering the X came out much sooner & is alot cheaper.

53. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I guess its one of the names they licensed. It might as well be their flagship phone

45. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if a quadcore exynos 4212 and a 720p+ "retina display" capable RGB Super Amoled+ with double the horsepower of the SGS2 is an "incrimental upgrade", i want to see what the full upgrade looks like. They are supposed to have the A15s out and for production by fall, so maybe a quad A15 with a bendable/nearly unbreakable screen is the new high end.

49. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

if thats incremental than samsung take my money now

51. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

yeah yeah its your mum,

56. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the joke, obvious iNut troll.. is that when samsung says "incremental upgrade", they mean "its only double the horsepower, with the best screen available with every piece of tech known crammed into it.. while redesigning the body to be even nicer than before" When apple says "revolutionizing again", they mean "we pumped up the camera by 3mpx and added voice assistance. yea, ill take samsung's incremental upgrade over apple's "revolutionizing".

67. Jillsandwich

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Exactly. The ball is in Samsung's court now. It might not have all of the uber specs that the iPhonefanboygenius report it will have, but it's safe to assume that on the hardware side of things, it'll at least be nice as the Galaxy Nexus, which alone runs circles around the "revolutionary" iPhone 4S. That's good enough for me. And presumably, everyone else. Watch the next iPhone (with a bigger screen, presumably) be touted as some revolutionary thing. "Fastest iPhone, yet!" or even more pompoously "Biggest iPhone yet!" Duhr, Apple. If you only have one screen size, even a 3.51" screen will be seen as "Biggest yet!"

72. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Apple also added another core to their processor, which I've noticed a lot of people tend to forget.

73. eyephone

Posts: 69; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

JEALIOUS jelly troll

37. azri05 unregistered

Today, i want to troll. S3 is partially doomed by One X at some point. The moment htc unveiled the One X, Sammy was like "OMG htc bring out something quite similar to our flagship, it comes out much earlier too, that's bad we can't show this to the public." They back to drawing board, takes time to find a way to impress and do more. The end... That's today fairy tale.

48. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the answer to that fairy tale is that the exynos 4212 quadcore is nearly twice as fast as the S4. The reality is that HTC unvieled the One with S4 and the samsung execs fell out of their chair laughing at such a weak flagship that was only marginally better than the phones they put out last year.

71. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm pretty sure the S4's benchmark scores alone more than double those from their S3 devices, and are several points beyond even Exynos powered devices. I'll agree that the Exynos 4212 will outperform the S4 on paper, but Samsung could take some pointers from HTC's user-experience (as they did in the past with the useless-on-both-Sense-and-ToucWiz "helicopter view"). I'd take Sense any day over TouchWiz; it doesn't feel like some unholy union between Android and iOS' UI.

75. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

u should research before being "sure". the S4 is a 50% improvement over the S3 in theoretical power. In the real world, the Exynos was already 30-40% stronger than the S3. Benchmarks are out on the One series phones, and it puts them maybe 10% higher than a SGS Note. The quad core exynos 4212 is supposed to be 100% faster than the dual core exynos 4210. If that is even mostly true, that leaves the S4 in the dust. Hell, even if its a 50% improvement over the previous exynos, that still leaves the S4 in the dust.

80. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I did my research, and S3s generally score around 2000-2500 on Quadrant while the S4 got over 5000. I never made any claim to the real world, and it's still too early to tell anyways, with the only available device sporting an S4 being the One S with it's crap screen. You also agreed with me that the S4 outperforms the current generation of Exynos in the Note and SII. What we do agree on is that the Exynos 5xxx will be head and shoulders above the competition.

81. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I agree with both of you, but on the case of s4 being junk i say it is not. It is a great processor. For now until the exynos 4212 or 5xxx gets released in the sgs3 either way it will slaughter the s4.

84. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its all relative. if you put it against 2011 processors, its awesome. if you put it against whats coming out for 2012, its junk. I compare chips of the same year. Its a 2012 chip. Is it a bad chip? heck no. It has more power than most anyone will use for the short time to come. But it IS the worst chip slated to come out in 2012 (exynos/omap4/T4/S4/Intel)... so its all in how you are judging it. There is going to be a MASSIVE power push this year.. bigger than there was last year. The S4 just cant keep up with whats coming. Being "first" has sales and hype advantages, but it also has the disadvantage of the fact that its almost always quickly outclassed and then forgotten. And in the end, my opinion is just my opinion. Its not fact. Peeps dont have to agree. :)

30. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Samsung copying Apple as usual. I'll laugh so hard at fandroids if they get the SIIs. Then what will they say?

31. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

as long it is not Apple.

40. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol taco how are they copying apple now,are they suppose show off there phone before announcement.

46. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you mean the SGS3 is going to turn into a 3.5inch screen and 800mhz processor? gawd, i cant beleive they would do that taco. do you have any sources!? oh my heart cant take such sad news!

59. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Agree

70. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I think the time has come to designate between your average "fandroid" and "Samsung fanboys."

19. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

OMG this you are kidding me right? LOL its like when people got the iPhone 5 craze they gave us a 4S instead so it will be a samsung galaxy S ll (s)? BUT nah... ITS SAMSUNG! they wont do that stupid thing. if I know... it will be a BANG!!!! BANG!

18. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

dont care what its called. as long as it has a 720p non pentile screen,quad core cpu,bigger battery then i am happy...lol this is what we were all expecting anyways and just few days a go saying how awesome its gonna be,did you expect a 8 core cpu..this carrier doesnt reveal anything we didnt know,we knew the spec would be on par with the htc one x etc but its all about the implementation of spec with sw...the s2 had the same spec as every other phone last year,the only difference was that the exynos was better and i have know doubt it will be the same with the s3,same goes for the screen,have no doubt the amoled plus hd will be the best again....love to hear from people who say quad core,720p plus screen etc is incremental, what did you think the s3 would have instead?

16. GellerDoesDallas

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Listen I don't give a damn what they call it and a 720p super Amoled plus screen and a quad-core processor is all I need, there is no need for a 1080p screen, it would be nice! But that is overkill, plus I don't think the GPU could handle that. Just give me the date and the price, I hate waiting.

69. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The GPU could handle it. The question is: could the battery?

15. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Sure, going from 480x800 to 720p and dual to quad core and having a completely different OS and skin and probably a completely different body is incremental. But it's a pretty BIG increment.

20. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol i know seriously ehat else were people expecting other than that.. calling that a similar upgrade from a 4 to 4s is a joke.

14. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

It's Samsung, mate. They can never be real leaders. Real leaders invent, thrill, create. This is Samsung. No matter how many devices they sell, Huyndai will never be a Benz, right? :)

47. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Comparing hyundai to samsung? what are you smoking?

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