Samsung Galaxy S3 2012 Full Specification
A Galaxy far far away?We can take a pretty good guess at when the Samsung Galaxy S 3 will turn up. For one thing, Samsung Mobile chief JK Shin recently told the Wall Street Journal that the next Galaxy S device would be launched in the first half of 2012.
Admittedly, this isn’t much of a surprise when you consider that the last two Galaxy S handsets have been launched within this time frame for the past two years. But could the Galaxy S 3 turn up even earlier than its predecessors?
The first Galaxy S only just scraped into the first half of 2010, launching in June of that year. The Galaxy S 2 brought things forward a bit, launching in May of this year. Might the Galaxy S 3 follow a fledgling pattern and launch in April 2012?
Samsung has confirmed that it will be releasing a follow up to this year’s critically acclaimed Galaxy S2 handset. The device will be called the Samsung Galaxy S3 and should get a release date in 2012
Samsung has confirmed that it will be releasing a follow-up to this year’s Samsung Galaxy S2 in 2012. The device will be known as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and will no doubt feature Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich at its core.
The news comes via Dow Jones Newswires who reports that J.K. Shin, president of Samsung’s mobile communications division, has said that ‘Samsung may launch a third version of its Galaxy S smartphone in the first half of next year after launching a second-generation version called Galaxy S II last month.’
Of course, Samsung will be keen to build on the success created by its massively successful Galaxy S2 handset, which launched in the UK a few weeks ago.
We tested the Galaxy S2 about a month ago now, giving it 4.5 out of 5, and thoroughly enjoyed using the device. In fact, we’d go as far as saying that it is by far and away the best Android handset currently on the market.
But that’s not all Samsung is working on. According to Shin: ‘The race for 4G (fourth-generation) has already started.’
Power of fourWe have absolutely no information on what the Galaxy S 3 will look and perform like, but we can take a good stab at it. If 2011 will prove to be the year of the dual-core processor, then expect any top-end smartphone worth its salt in 2012 to go quad-core.
The company at the forefront of the dual-core revolution this year has been Nvidia with its Tegra 2 CPU. The company laid out its plans to double up by 2012 at the beginning of the year (as reported by BSN), and it has already unveiled its stunningly powerful quad-core Kal-El chip for the next generation of Android device. Qualcomm also recently confirmed that its quad-core chip is “coming soon”.
Of course, Samsung tends to go with its own custom chips for its Samsung Galaxy S range, but both have been competitive with the very best its rivals had to offer. Indeed, when production of the Galaxy S 2′s Exynos chip fell a little short, Samsung partnered with Nvidia to swap the chip out for the Tegra 2 in some regions.
He added: ‘4G transition is inevitable particularly for tablets because it requires faster download speeds than smartphones to handle bigger volume content.’
So, looks like we can expect to see some 4G-enabled Galaxy Tab devices as well.
So far, Samsung has sold about 1.3 million units of its Samsung Galaxy S2 device and despite some reports about some tinting issues with the handset’s display, these sales figures show no signs of slowing down.
With the Samsung Galaxy S2 making it’s way to the U.S. for release this month, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been confirmed for early 2012.
Samsung has confirmed that it will be releasing a successor to this year’s critically acclaimed Galaxy S2 smartphone. The device will be called the Samsung Galaxy S3 and should get a release date in early 2012.
Samsung has confirmed that it will be releasing a follow-up to this year’s Samsung Galaxy S2 in 2012. The device will be known as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and will very likely feature Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich, its new OS.
This was announced by J.K. Shin, president of Samsung’s mobile communications division, has said that “Samsung may launch a third version of its Galaxy S smartphone in the first half of next year after launching a second-generation version called Galaxy S II last month.”
Indeed, many publications gave the handset five out of five – something that doesn’t happen very often. But what can we expect from the Galaxy S3? At present, no one really knows – although a quad-core processor and Android Ice Cream Sandwich are extremely likely.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 currently with its high ratings and success will only carry over to the Galaxy S3. It will be even better and perhaps more successful when it comes time for release.
Shin also stated: “4G transition is inevitable particularly for tablets because it requires faster download speeds than smartphones to handle bigger volume content.”
So that’s another big thing Samsung is working on pushing out to its products.
With the Samsung Galaxy S2 selling over 1.5 million, we don’t see it slowing down and will continue to soar with success once it is officially released in the U.S.
More news as we get it.
Screening processThe other main attraction of the Galaxy range is Samsung’s stunning AMOLED screen technology. The Galaxy S 2 upped the ante on the first device by increasing the size from 4-inch to 4.3-inch and by boosting the sub-pixel count by 50 percent, making it considerably sharper.
We wouldn’t expect (or wish for) the Galaxy S 3 to get any bigger, but we would expect it to get even sharper. One area Samsung’s rivals Apple, HTC and Motorola can claim an advantage in the screen stakes is sharpness. Apple has its Retina display while the others have started using qHD displays – all of which boost pixel density considerably, making even small text a joy to read.
The next test for the tricky-to-manufacture AMOLED tech is to boost the sharpness to match these rival technologies. If the Galaxy S 3 can sport a Super AMOLED Plus screen with a 960 x 640 resolution (or thereabouts), its rivals should probably start waving those white flags.