Refresh version of Samsung Galaxy S III coming with larger battery and wireless charging?

Refresh version of Samsung Galaxy S III coming with larger battery and wireless charging?
Just because the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is days away from being introduced doesn't mean that the Korean manufacturer has completely given up on the Samsung Galaxy S III. After all, the device took all of the positive momentum that Samsung earned with the Samsung Galaxy S II and expanded on it more than Samsung could ever had hoped. Now, Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin has sent out a tweet about a refresh version of the Galaxy S III that takes a great device and makes it even greater.

According to Murtazin, the 2100mAh battery on the original Samsung Galaxy S III will be replaced with a 2400mAh cell. The tweet also hinted at an improved display, although it was not said how Samsung would achieve this. It could be a higher resolution panel that will be on the refresh version of the device, we just don't know at this time. Additionally, wireless charging will be enabled. 

It all sounds good, but we're pretty sure that Samsung has something more urgent to talk about for now.

source: @eldarmurtazin via UnwiredView

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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. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

meh. HTC One anybody?

3. nikenturd unregistered

Well Im quite sure this aint priced at $750....the S3 is just now a souped up mid-ranger but why compare it with a pricey flagship phone?

16. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

This is one of two reasons HTC is failing. First, they regularly over price their phones MSRP, and two they rarely listen to what it is the customers want. Just like leaving their customers, like me, hanging on ICS, and JB. They refuse to truly build a phone with a GOOD battery. I'm not talking about decent, I am talking about a good 2500-2800 mah battery. If they did that, then I could justify the 750 dollars. But, knowing that they will refuse support for their devices after 6 months, evo view/flyer/jetstream/etc, then what would I settle with a phone with ok specs but that won't last me thought the day? I say this as someone who spends a lot of time in building with poor service and without a beefy battery I'm lucky to make it to 5 without recharging. That's with maybe an hour of screen on time, and no, I will not put my phone in air plane mode just to make it though the day.

23. Cannabis

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

The HTC One Developer Edition is priced at US.$645 so I don't see the regular version being priced higher than that. If anything $600 like the DNA or maybe like their past phones $545.

2. Dimitru

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S 3s ? lol

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S3+

13. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

orrrrr samsung galaxy s3 advance?

14. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

or galaxy s4? :))

22. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012



Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Uve got 5 REDS™


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

It doesn't make much sense if you''ll buy an S3 when there's the S4 comingg! LOL. Anywaysss they look identically CHEAP. #justsayin. Hahahahaaa :D

4. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I m still happy with my galaxy s2 and waiting for s4's ist look,if it will b nt better than s2 in term of design than I will definitely go for my ist choice htc one or may b xperia z

5. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

I wonder how this Murtazin guy gets all the news before hand and most are pretty accurate too....

20. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

Because he is Russian and Russians know everything have big brains got the biggest connactions.

6. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Maybe S3 Plus with Exynos 5 dual, Mali T604 and 1080p Super Amoled display, that'll be a very good mid ranger I think

11. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

that would just be this years flagship.

8. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Ama :@ :@Than what will b main difference between s4 and s3 plus lol

9. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Processing power, bigger screen, bigger battery, better camera, etc

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

There was a rumor that they were going to introduce the GS4 mini on Thursday as well, code named Altius. Could be a smart watch too. Not sure I buy those rumors but maybe they are releasing the GS3 + mini instead of the GS4 mini for the small phone crowd.

12. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

yes bring it on but be will be in 4Q of this year well l be waity sammy , lol

15. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Samsung didnt have 720 p phone ist, than how can u think abt 1080p screen in mid ranger phone.look at the samsung galaxy s2 plus,galaxy s3 mini even they didnt have 720 p,so let me tell me tell u one think 1080 hd screens only made for top line series,no chance for mid ranger atleast not for year 2013

17. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012


30. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

not sure if troll or EXTREMELY stupid

18. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

Maybe THIS is what those leaked pics were of. And Samsung gave that teaser if to throw us off. After all usually pictures of cases r usually correct and those supposed cases were squarer. I refuse to believe Samsung, a smart company, would choose to bring this even to the grandaddy of all stages, times square, and release a new phone that's just an upgrade. With all this hype I just don't see that. Especially they have some cab driver in the teaser video say its the biggest thing since color TV....

19. jawknee530

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

No one has mentioned a Green PHOLED screen? My prediction? 5" S4 with 1080p Green PHOLED and refreshed S3 with the same 4.8" 720p screen but upgraded to also be a Green PHOLED. Refreshed S3 will hit the market later than the S4.

25. marceldy

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

That's what it started to think after reading this article, S4 and "S3+".

24. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

May be this the device in that video...a refreshed s3 with dual sim..

28. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

If this relaunch was to compete with the nexus 4 around 300$ I would be all over it

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