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Samsung Galaxy S III may not be a major update over the S II

17 April, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S III may not be a major update over the S II - read the full textThe successor of the Samsung Galaxy S II - let's call it the Galaxy S III though that might not be its final name - has been a hot topic of conversation for months now. Now a new rumor suggests that all the imaginative rumors are wrong and the S III will be a relatively minor update. An...


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Note is not lady-friendly.. although it can pass of as a personal TV..
awaiting patiently for nx GS.. but hopefully its not a change comparable to I4 & I4s..totally not an apple fan..own an ipad & it aint impress me..

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  • 2012-04-30 10:58
  • PUSc

> In reply to robglijer @ 2012-04-18 18:39 from 3KH@ - click to readyep, big screens are a no-no for pockets, phones like Note are just lame.

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  • 2012-04-23 09:20
  • 7X2u

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-04-18 06:39 from 0BGT - click to readsliders make phones bulky, also, its not reasonable to have sliders, since everything is in ur screen.

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  • 2012-04-23 09:17
  • 7X2u

> In reply to lapax @ 2012-04-18 09:10 from PGsY - click to readcommenting on a not-sure-leaked-photo

u sir is a genius!

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  • 2012-04-23 09:16
  • 7X2u

Meizu are using a quad core A9 exynos chip in their new quad core phone. I don't see why samsung would let them have this chip before they use it themselves. Because of this I think it will be unlikely that the GS3 will use A9 cores.
I think it will use A15 cores in either dual core or quad core configuration. Which will provide HUGE POWER!
Either way I doubt Samsung is going to give their quad core exynos to a cheap chinese brand before they even use it themselves.
Fingers crossed the GS3 will be a powerhouse of a phone!
I don't care toooo much about improving battery life as a spare battery is always going to give you more juice. That's why it's crucial samsung stays true to having removeable batterys and not the built in rubbish like Apple and Nokia.
We will see our biggest gains in battery performance when we get phones using a new battery technology. Unfortunately this is not something that will be coming too soon.

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  • 2012-04-19 22:38
  • nx6j

sgs3 is a super phone,it is not like an ugly iphone

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  • 2012-04-19 07:23
  • U{ex

People have unrealistic expectations now days (IMO), .There is really not much more need in term of processing power anyway (with small screen), dual core is more then enough if used correctly. Only think i miss in GSII is highres screen so if they add that its a buy for me.
Better battery is always welcome.
Anyway i'm sure Samsung will bump the CPU+GPU so its nice as well but in the end of the day when i surf i doubt i see a noticeable difference, 1s faster load time isnt better then software optimization which give us more battery or smoother experience.

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  • 2012-04-18 19:09
  • 2m{D

Hope the screen isn't gonna be 4,7 inch.. that's way tooo big. Guys need to carry a extra bag with phones like this pff

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  • 2012-04-18 18:39
  • 3KH@

> In reply to [deleted post]Judge, going through your previous opinions and comments.. lets just call them comments. Am not really interested in discussing it with someone who has no idea about tech and innovation whatsoever. Moreover a person who fails to understand the meaning of these terms as well. You're just here to troll, that's all. Enjooy doing that whilst looking in the mirror.

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  • 2012-04-18 18:21
  • vGex

its not the s3
samsung galaxy skin event on may3
s3 in q2

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  • 2012-04-18 14:26
  • PEm%

I just hope they don't screw up like HTC did (lack of microSD slot + micro sim).

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  • 2012-04-18 13:26
  • yJu9

> In reply to GDT @ 2012-04-17 22:10 from Hkq2 - click to readI totally agree with both of you guys on this, up to a point...

However, there is still very much a die-hard contingent for each manufacturer that will only buy their products, but on the whole, the majority of people are more well-balanced than that! ;)

I have had a GS1, I upgraded to a GS2 - and so far HTC and Sony have disappointed with no expandable memory... especially considering HD is the new thing (pictures AND video - they swallow memory like nobody's business)

As long as Sammy keeps this option and ramps up everything else - they SHOULD have a winner...

My only concern is the phone design, unless is something a bit special or different enough from the GS2 to make its own mark, people could be disappointed...

I LOVE my GS2 - easily the best phone of last year, but I would like something a bit different this year, so it's not a dead-cert me getting a GS3 (I'd love an Xperia Play 2 if they ever make one!) but that's just wishful thinking after the poor sales of the first...

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  • 2012-04-18 13:20
  • GjjS

What is this? An attempt by cnet to turn down the anxiety for the new device? None of the upgrades to flagship models are revolutionary if you think about it. They just make it faster, better thinner thats exactly what the S3 is supposed to do. That's what apple has been doing. So why the hoopla? Apple devices for instance the 'new ipad' was termed revolutionary.. when all it really did was present a screen with unusual and as per me.. weird resolution specs.

Is that the only thing that makes it revolutionary? Well then i guess my friends at the so called 'Source' are in for a big surprise as they are gonna witness wide scale improvements on the S3 from the S2. Better Graphics Better architecture, more cores and increased RAM. Different design, ofcourse picking up from where S2 left. All i wanna ask is why the partial treatment?

P.S. A message to GSMarena, please test the authenticity and applicability of such rumors before you post them. You guys are undermining and potentially harming one of the biggest brands supporting Open Source platforms by posting such ridiculous claims.

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  • 2012-04-18 12:35
  • vGeL

i think that leak image same like galaxy SII HD LTE

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  • 2012-04-18 10:48
  • 9xEh

here is how to turn your galaxy s 1 to a galaxy sIII:

your leaked galaxy sIII is showing a streched galaxy s1.

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  • 2012-04-18 09:29
  • 3KE3

It may have all the greatest specs but thats one ugly looking phone.

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  • 2012-04-18 09:10
  • PGsY

NOOOOoooooooo !!!! :-(

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  • 2012-04-18 08:43
  • uWIx

why Is the writter of this article so biased?, you get quad core processor, 4.7 inch screen and all the new features and you say is a minor upgrade, every new apple product comes with REAL MINOR hardware upgrades, the iphone comes with 3.5 inch screen and 512mb ram,so outdated hardware, and the new ipad still is dual core, is heavy, and thicker and it gets hot, has wifi problems, and charging problems, and you glorify it, I dont understand why people are so blind, its seem like apple is the EVIL and you worship the evil.

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  • 2012-04-18 08:37
  • Lxx%

> In reply to Jordan @ 2012-04-18 07:57 from 2GYA - click to readBecause 1% of the users will need more processor power and the "bigger" screen will probably have software buttons so the usable size will not be bigger.

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  • 2012-04-18 08:02
  • 0BGT

so the Samsung Galaxy S2S?
seriously though how is an increased screen size and a quad core processor not a major upgrade?

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  • 2012-04-18 07:57
  • 2GYA

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