Samsung Galaxy S III gets fan teaser to stir up rumors
posted by Michael H. / Dec 13, 2011, 2:48 PM
It's been known for a while that the SGS3 is planned for launch in spring 2012, and will likely be unveiled at CES. Although, an initial launch in spring may not mean much if the global rollout takes as long as it did for the Galaxy S II. Word has it that Samsung is planning to "blow minds" with its offerings in early 2012, and that the devices will be a "big step past the Galaxy Nexus class, in every way."
We've seen rumors already that the SGS3 will be powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz Exynos 4412, and based on current releases it is expected that it will feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with an HD Super AMOLED screen. The grey area here comes in as to whether or not the screen will be PenTile or use the "Real Stripe" RGB subpixel arrangement and be a Super AMOLED Plus display. No doubt Samsung is working on an HD Super AMOLED Plus display, but there's no word on if it will be ready for the SGS3, or if Samsung would delay the SGS3 to make sure the display was part of the package.
There are also rumors that the SGS3 will be one of the first handsets to break the 1 GB of RAM plateau and come with either 1.5 or even 2 GB of RAM, but we'll believe that when we see it. Lastly, it's possible that the phone will feature a 12 MP camera, although we don't really care so much about the megapixel rating. We're much more interested in getting info on the camera sensor and lens capabilities before passing judgement on that.
What do you guys think? Is the Galaxy S III going to "blow minds"? Will it have a case made of unicorn horn, and a battery powered by antimatter that will last for 2 full days without charging?
source: Android and Me
- 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)
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Buy a GALAXY NEXUS, when they arrive, or wait until next spring/summer for the next best and greatest phone? Tough choices - choices that ANDROID happily provides.
posted on Dec 13, 2011, 2:56 PM 16
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Rumors set expectations high...only to be...demolished with actual launch of device...see Galaxy Nexus...If we pull ICS out of it...its just another piece of already aging hardware...no quad-core...or superfast dual-core chip. Not that I'll use the cpu to its fullest capacity...just for my bragging rights ;)
posted on Dec 13, 2011, 3:15 PM 3
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What you talking about. It has just as good but mostly better hardware than anything out there. Resolution and pixel density, NFC, still great processor. Camera is better than mos but the iPhone, unless u are to concerned with mega pixel. 4.6 inch screen with not much if not bigger at all in side than a 4.3 inch phone with no hardware buttons. The extra charging spots besides USB. It's pretty much the best possible phone hardware that's been tested to work together or one of the best. What else you need. If you can wait than do it but I don't really want to. This phone is good enough and is only phone that works with ics without hardware buttons. I reapply don't care to much if my bionic gets ics because with the hardware buttons being a waste of space along with the onscreen hardware buttons that would equal a small usable screen.
posted on Dec 13, 2011, 4:11 PM 3
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Ok...by hardware I just meant CPU and GPU (which i failed to mention earlier)...come on...OMAP 4460 is not fast than exynos running at 1.4GHz. And...one more and important thing...Google has launched next-gen Android with Galaxy Nexus...then why not next-gen Superfast 4core CPU...HD display is awesome...camera...I don't even care...but I do care of fast processing speed...sometime...I attend webex meetings and conference calls at same time...and when feel bored in call...try to listen some music at same time as well...and...I do push my gadgets to limit at times.
posted on Dec 13, 2011, 4:44 PM 2
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umm. because quadcores arent out yet. did you want to wait till january at the earliest for the nexus?.. why not wait till the exynos quad launches in june? or... until holographic images are possible? lol
posted on Dec 13, 2011, 8:38 PM 3
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gs2 is an awesome device and even after 8 month being in the market it is still considered by many as one of the best or the best smartphone and especially in android land that is a feat in itself...so i cant imagine how awesome the gs3 will be...even though i have not seen it i already this will be my next device....lol think am becoming a samsung fanboy
posted on Dec 13, 2011, 3:16 PM 4
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Well I think everybody around the tech world knows how the rumor mill goes so I'm not going to pay attention to the specs guessing. I think it's pretty obvious that the next phone in the SGS line will be great, though. It definitely has a solid foundation to work off of.
posted on Dec 13, 2011, 3:20 PM 1
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For people now on the edge between the gs3 and nexus. Get the nexus if you can on contract, when the GS3 is announced you can probably sell your nexus for $400-$500 (if you unlock it) and pick up the GS3
posted on Dec 13, 2011, 3:31 PM 1
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3/6/12, I can defenetly see Motorola and HTC, releasing something, big around that time. Lets just see. But i really do think that Android, specially Samsung and Motorola, with Quad cores, there phones arent going to have many bugs or issues, of course you'll find something, but nothing big.
posted on Dec 13, 2011, 3:35 PM 1
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I just hope that another "Epic" or "Evo" with physical keyboard comes to Sprint with the updated specs (dual/quad-core processor, 4in+ 720p screen, and 1GB+ RAM).
posted on Dec 13, 2011, 4:00 PM 1
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And watch it launch with a plethora of problems like its ancestors. That is why I prefer the Evo line to the SG line, they always bring innovation and are much more trustworthy over Samsung
posted on Dec 13, 2011, 4:51 PM 0
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You make it sound as if evo line didn't have a single issue. Also trustworthy? You know where the whole Carrier IQ thing blew over big time right? HTC and software just doesn't go well together. I still can't believe they dump all those sensitive data into the log
posted on Dec 13, 2011, 7:06 PM 0
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F YOU Samsung...i just got the Nexus! i thought this would be at least July or something...but march really!
posted on Dec 13, 2011, 6:07 PM 0
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