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

17 April, 2012 | Comments (159) | Post your comment

The 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 anonymous source talking to CNET claims that the S III will be to the S II what the iPhone 4S was to the iPhone 4 - a boost in processing power and a cool-sounding (though not necessarily useful) interaction feature.

The source pointed towards the HTC One X as what to expect from the Galaxy S III's specs - so a quad-core CPU (likely an Exynos rather than Tegra), 1GB of RAM and a 4.7" screen.

The bigger screen is supported by the leaked images of the S III that show a five column UI, rather than four columns on the S II and its 4.3" screen.

The new interaction feature is reportedly dubbed Human Interaction by Samsung and will use the front-facing camera to keep track of where your eyes are pointed - and it will lock the screen when you look away.

Samsung has an event scheduled for May 3 and the most likely phone to be announced at it is the Galaxy S III, so that's when we'll see if the source is right or not.

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

  • berry7

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
  • bob815

yep, big screens are a no-no for pockets, phones like Note are just lame.

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  • 2012-04-23 09:20
  • 7X2u
  • bob815

sliders 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