Anonymous, 07 Feb 2012samsung should get phones like the s2 updated to ics before they start working on new phones l... morego to xda developers forum site and see the category for i9100 - there you will find all the custom roms updated with the latest firmware, daily - they even have noob instructions ;]]
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2012Plastic isn't fragile. It absorbs shocks. :-P Glass on the other hand is what you would refer... moreWell said, one of my die hard iPhone mates is on his 4th glass panel replacement.
These were all broken under normal bumps ad bashes to jackets and jeans pockets areas, not actually by dropping!
Plastics are not all the same; they are a science in their own right.....
....like the difference between iPhone glass panels and Gorilla Glass HA! HA!
To sum it up; it's not just about the material, it's where and how you apply it!This is what good engineering is about.
AnonD-16342, 07 Feb 20127mm??? and Made out of Plastic????
God,,, that must be fragile... I drop dead.... But Samsung... morePlastic isn't fragile. It absorbs shocks. :-P Glass on the other hand is what you would refer as fragile.
The low cost but reliable construction used by Sammy allows them to spend money where it really counts, that is a punchy cpu/gpu combo that belittles everything else on the market at that point of time.
And they aren't stupid to go for a real thin design if they had to make significant compromises on performance. While I doubt that the phone will be 7mm thick, I don't think samsung will release an unusable device as its flagship.
GSIII should have a descent battery life, good glass and a FAR better body, Samsung really uses a cheap plastic body... We need smart phone who looks smart too.. Should be more than 10MP, and should have in-build games, camera apps, editing software and latest Android versions. GSIII as read in the rumors, should have an option for 3D photo/video shoots. And finally the PRICE factor... should be affordable. :) LIKE my comment if you agree....
...we don't really care how thin can be, show as the battery!!!
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2012A 7mm thick device will be too thin to hold comfortably in ur hand without a skin case. Lets h... moreExactly. The SGS2 is too thin to hold comfortably imo. I have a silicone case to make it thicker and to get a better grip.
This race to have the thinnest phone is pointless now that we are below 1cm imo. Work on the battery more thx.
7mm??? and Made out of Plastic????
God,,, that must be fragile... I drop dead.... But Samsung will sell well, because Samsung fans will have to buy 2-3 of those as they are so fragile... lolololololz.........
Wilson, 07 Feb 2012Huawei Ascend will still take the cake. Don't really see anyone going below 6.7mm,at least for now.That Huawei P1S is just a PR stunt, not a very useable phone. Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortext-A9 takes it's part from the battery, in addition to the large screen with high resolution. And when it's only about 1670 mAh, it wont last for long. The Ascend P1 however has a 1800mAh battery, and even though that too is a quite low for 2x1.5GHz and with that sreen size and resolution, it's still a bit more likely that it will last through the day and not desperately need a charge at dinner time.
Oh, and those extra 130mAh built it out by 1mm to a total of 7.7mm thickness. With that being the only difference between the P1 and P1s, they've made it very obvious that the S-model is just for PR's sake.
A total difference of 7.7 % in battery capacity and 15 % in thickness.
The Motorola RAZR and RAZR MAXX however, 85 % higher battery capacity in difference (1780mAh vs. 3300mAh). RAZR MAXX with the highest battery capacity on a phone you can buy today, and also including Motorola's Smart Action in both models, which Samsung will try and implement something similar of in their new SIII.
The RAZR, which is Motorola's slimmest and 0.6mm thinner the the Ascend P1, still have a decent battery capacity in line with it's hardware and will last through the day with no problems at all.
As I've mentioned before, Huawei has not been careful when designing the P1/P1s. It has same shape as the SII on it's rear-side and they have promoted it in several colors, including a black carbon/kevlar looking design which looks much like the Motorola Atrix/RAZR backplate. More like the Atrix than RAZR as it's made of plastic and the design stretches from edge to edge.
Huawei shouldn't take such risks in looking like just another Chinese copy maker. They've done a good job staying out of such things, until now.
There goes the battery :(
Thinner phones means smaller batteries.
Huawei Ascend will still take the cake. Don't really see anyone going below 6.7mm,at least for now.
Samsung please listem to a customer that has used the S2 for close to 9 months and create a PRO version S3
1) Dual SIM
2) qwerty key pad
3) stylus input
4) dual memory
5) 2500 mAh battery
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2012samsung should get phones like the s2 updated to ics before they start working on new phones l... moreI know, I am in the same situation. However, I updated mine to 2.3.6 manually, via Odin, and it's just as good. Kies won't recognise it for software updates anymore though, which isn't a problem, considering the fact I'll only be updating through Odin from now on...
what's next? Samsung Galaxy S IV ONLY 1mm thick & fold-able? :D
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2012A 7mm thick device will be too thin to hold comfortably in ur hand without a skin case. Lets h... moreThe SII with it's 8.5mm is less comfortable to hold compared a another slim phone like the the Motorola RAZR, even though it's 7.1mm. Reason is the SII is too slippery on the back, while the RAZR have something like a rubber-like texture covering the kevlar backplate.
It's not the thickness that makes a phone comfortable to hold or not, but it's backplate. And also the edges a little too. Some rumors claim the SII will have a 4.5" display, and all ready that means big size and big to hold. Hopefully they will keep it at 4.3" and with smaller edges 'round the screen for better grip in most peoples hands.
If the SIII gets a rubber-like back cover, like they have used on their Armani phones, then it can easy be 7mm and still comfortable to hold. If it keeps the annoying back cover of the SII, then you have to get your own backplate.
But by all means, rather 8.5 - 10mm device with a much bigger battery then the SII have. We need more phones like the Motorola RAZR MAXX, especially in Europe!
Like many others, I don't care about it's thickness.
12 mm thick would be perfectly acceptable.
But it needs AT LEAST a 2.000 mAh battery for me to even consider it. 2.500+ mAh would be highly preferable.
Rather it be 8.5mm like the S2 but with a bigger battery.
My galaxy s2 lte is too thin, it's uncomfortable in my hands
curious, 07 Feb 2012can iphone 5 be thinner than this ? I think for apple to win they must make a bendable phone.. I don't even think apple will try to beat 7mm, seing that the iPhone 4 is a perfect size I don't know why they would make it thinner. Samsung really has it all wrong, I have the galaxy s2 4.5 inch screen and it don't even last half a day. It's pathetic, Samsung sees the issue and is just ignoring it. In 1 hour my phone on standby dropped 8%, imagine
all phone makers addicted to the thinnest phone race..actually 10-12mm is enough,the important is the performance..n battery life..
i think that no one can beat this phone