Samsung Galaxy S3 arriving on Verizon, HTC getting a Galaxy Note competitor ready?

Samsung Galaxy S3 arriving on Verizon, HTC getting a Galaxy Note competitor ready?
Big news for Verizon Wireless subscribers and fans - the US biggest wireless carrier has an awesome selection of upcoming Android handsets and it includes the one of the most anticipated handsets for the year, the Samsung Galaxy S3, according to BGR’s sources. 

The Galaxy S III will arrive on Big Red, but it’s not yet clear exactly when. Chances are that it will be available “over the summer.” So far, we know that the S III will pack some amazing hardware including Samsung’s quad-core Exynos 4412 chip and possibly a Super AMOLED Plus RGB HD screen.

If that wasn’t enough, Verizon is said to have a very strong Android lineup in the fall. HTC is allegedly getting a Samsung Galaxy Note competitor ready. The device will have a huge 5-inch display, but it’s not just the size that’s mind-bogglind - it’s the resolution. The 5-inch screen will have a 1080x1920 pixels of resolution, and it will be an RGB display, not the sub-par PenTile one. If your head isn’t swirling yet wait until you hear about a quad-core Krait processor humming inside and the Adreno 320 GPU taking care of graphics. The upcoming HTC device will debut Sense 5.0 and there will be a Scribe pen.

Additionally, Verizon will have “multiple” Motorola RAZR models. One of them is likely to be the Motorola RAZR HD, or a model with a similar name, focusing around a screen with a better resolution than the original RAZR. 

And don’t forget that Apple’s next-generation iPhone is also expected to arrive on US carriers this fall.

source: BGR

Related phones

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. quryous

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Hmm! Yawn.

11. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Lol. Your fake yawn fooled no one. Go use your tiny iPhone. This is a big boy thread.

41. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I dont give thumbs up or down but this made me laugh... thumbs up to you and greetings from a Apple follower

2. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

interesting HTC news...

29. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

HTC One HD i'm guessing. if not, then the tablet will be the HTC One HD. lol - makes me miss the desire series lol

57. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'd like to see an HTC tablet with specs like these (Evo View 4G LTE?)

66. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Lots of options appear to be in the works for VZW customers.... I am starting to become conflicted regarding which handset will replace my RAZR. I am pulling for the RAZR HD (or whatever it is ultimately called), but there appear to be good handsets in the offing from Sammy and HTC. Decisions, decisions....

79. bokajay

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I am in the same boat. I was really looking forward to the Razr HD but if it is just a Razr Maxx with a 4.6in 720p screen I am not interested.

3. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Wow !!! Enough phone news for this entire week . This will hold me until S3 comes next week .

4. OmarF82

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Please Sprint Please .... :/

16. crysiswarmonger

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Please Sprint what? get a network that actually works?

25. nmerry77

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

I have sprint...and it kinda used to be ok bc the prices were so low..but now its not worth it to be paying for a phone that doesnt even work...seriously considering VZW or AT&T if it doesnt improve by July...or if Sprint doesnt get a GS3!!

28. BlacRaZredge

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

depending on where you live id go with vzw. att in my area is still only 2g and it sucks!!!! but im in a vzw 4g market explain that one

89. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

There was an article put out that shows if you live in a certain zip code, it will show you who works best. Just look at the older articles.


Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

if you rember sprint has always got the gs before everyone

75. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

They always get the best version of it too.

80. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Dude I dont know what you're talking about because Sprint works just fine. Not to mention they will soon have the fastest 3G network and LTE.

108. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Based off of what information? CDMA/EVDO doesn't remotely have the same capabilities as GSM. So where do you get this "soon to have the fastest 3g" from? Yes they will be getting LTE, but it will be 2013 before that is up and running. By that time both ATT and VZW will have their networks covered in LTE. (VZW moreso than ATT.) So I really don't understand where this is coming from?

23. Hotzb22

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

please baby please

5. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

BGR's sources are Jonathan Gellar's wet dreams. His "sources" led him to "exclusively report" that the SGSIII would have a 1080p screen. Don't reprint what Gellar writes, because you'll look just as foolish as he does 50% of the time when his guesses are wrong.

20. GellerDoesDallas

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

You definitely got that right.

6. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The MSM8960 Pro is due out in Q2... as long as this thing keeps the form factor small-ish, kudos. 5 inch phones don't need .46" of bezel... doing some conversion there, that's almost 12mm of bezel. If they could cut that down to 5 or 6mm, they'd be golden.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

WOW a 28nm S4 quad-core Krait with the Adreno 320 & a 5" RGB 1080p HD screen HOLY CRAP!!! I am patiently waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 but this new HTC device just made me go GAGA! At 28nm you can get up to 2.5GHz from the processor & the battery life will be stellar. If this does materialize I am so going for it. 28nm battery life savings & up to 2.5GHz quad-core & the new BEASTLY Adreno 320 all in a 5" "RGB" 1080p HD screen is just so mind boggling. That is everything I want in a smartphone plus, plus, plus it's all going to be on Verizon Wireless with the best 4G LTE coverage in the U.S. My heart is pumping! I am SO amped up! I want this RIGHT NOW! Man I sound like my 3 year old at Christmas! lol

30. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

im right with you... had to wipe the drool from my +1

42. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I am from Apple and the HTC made me jump out of my seat.. dammm no trolling for me today.. hi SAE..

71. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You know gallitoking I can respect that, I have to say that it's all rumor right now but what was stated is very appealing. I hope you have been & everything is good in AZ gallitoking. +1

78. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, gallito is alright with me.

83. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

can't ignore those specs... SAE are you in Phx?

54. JBz007

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I want this too! I would never imagine in an "S3 coming to Verizon" article that I would care more about an HTC product more. I want this too!

56. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

lol 440 ppi screen, htc here i come unles samsung makes 1080p note 2 :D

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