The SGS2 HD LTE sitting alongside the SGS3, but what are the (internal) differences?
Well not much to be honest, since the SGS3 was heavily focused on software rather than hardware (similarly to the iPhone 4s).
The main difference is the processor, 1.5Ghz dual-core S3 vs 1.4 Ghz dual-core S4*. Besides that it’s simply an Android/Touchwiz update away from being near identical. Kind of crazy considering the SGS3 is Samsung’s flagship device and the SGS2 HD LTE is nothing but a S2-variant.
* International version features a quad-core Exynos
It’s not often that I’m genuinely disappointed with Samsung’s Galaxy-series device. Maybe because I expected more? This SGSIII looks like nothing more than a Galaxy SII variant (one of the many) floating in the market.
- 1.4Ghz quad-core Exynos processer
- 1GB RAM
- 4.8” HD Super AMOLED (1280x720)
- 8MP camera (1.9MP front facing)
- 2100mAh Battery (NFC included)
It seems to have taken many pointers from the Galaxy Nexus team. The massive 4.8” screen is (unfortunately) sporting the exact same PenTile RBGB pixel arrangement as it’s cousin, the Samsung galaxy Nexus. It has the same rounded-edges design (but without the chin).
In the end it’s still an impressive device but with Samsung heavily focused on Touchwiz rather than on the hardware, it’s doesn’t really interest me.
Remember when Samsung announced that they were committed to improving smartphone battery life in 2012?
Well it just occurred to me that the Samsung Galaxy SIII will the be the first device to prove the authenticity of that statement. With Samsung recently announcing that their upcoming quad-core Exynos processor will consume 20% less energy while producing twice the processing power of it’s previous Exynos processor, it sounds like Samsung is well on their way to prove to consumers that they are serious about improving battery life.
Now maybe we just need it to come bundled with a 3000mAh battery!
With the Samsung Galaxy S3 fast approaching (May 11th), I thought I’d give a shot at predicting the specifications of the upcoming flagship device.
Processor: Quad-Core Exynos
Camera: 12.1 MP, 2MP Front Facing
Screen: 4.65” 1280x720 Super AMOLED HD
All of this alongside NFC, LTE & a 2000mAh battery.
I guess we’ll see how accurate this is come May 11th.
Samsung Galaxy GT-i9300
The rumoured SGSIII or nothing but a mid-range Galaxy device dubbed the “Samsung Galaxy M”? A larger battery, processor upgrade, NFC & a larger, high-definition screen seems like enough of an upgrade for the rumoured flagship device.
Specifications of the apparent SGSIII include..
- 4.6-inch 720p Super AMOLED (Plus?) screen at 320ppi
- Android 4.0.3 with TouchWIZ
- 1.4Ghz quad-core Exynos processor
- 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (microSD card slot, too!)
- 8MP camera w/ LED flash, 1080p video capabilities
- 2050mAh battery
- NFC support
These kinds of specifications on a mid-range device have previously been unheard of which leads me to believe that we are looking at the Samsung Galaxy SIII.
It’s always a bittersweet moment when a phone leaks before release, the magic of the announcement & unveiling is out the window.
Meizu’s always been an interesting company. When they first came into the spotlight they were announcing a KIRF iPhone, nothing more than a poor attempt at competing with Apple. Since then they’ve really evolved as a company and began releasing their own, original products (Meizu MX). Today they’ve announced the Meizu MX Quad-Core, a quad-core version of their previous device. What’s surprising is that they claim this will be the first device on the market to use Samsung’s own quad-core Exynos 4412 processor leaving others wondering what Samsung’s thought process is throughout this entire ordeal. The rest of the device is exactly the same as Meizu’s previous device, the Meizu MX aside from it’s interchangeable backplates (pictured above), a slight battery bump and a storage upgrade.