The rumoured Samsung Galaxy Note II, also referred to as a horizontally-stretched Samsung Galaxy SIII
A lot of people have been wondering (including me) why Samsung would include a Pentile display in their latest flagship handset, the SGSIII. Well Samsung finally has an explanation, one that may not please short-term smartphone users. Apparently Pentile displays last longer due to blue sub-pixels degrading faster than there red or green counterparts.
I personally have never owned a smartphone longer than six months but in the Canadian market where contracts last three years I understand where Samsung is coming from.
Still, I can’t help but think this may be some bullshit excuse to keep costs down.
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.
The Samsung galaxy SIII unveiling is tomorrow! Samsung’s “Mobile Unpacked” event is set to kick off at 2PM Eastern Time on May 3rd (so I’ll be sitting in front of my computer refreshing the page).
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.