Sep 16 AT 2:42 PM Edgar Cervantes 61 Comments

Anonymous 4Chan user: Let’s not forget the Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy Rumor

New rumors about the magnificent upcoming Nexus device are all the rage right now. We may be so excited about the new Nexus phone that we’ve partly ignored the news about the Samsung Galaxy S III. If these rumors prove to be true, that phone will be quite the beast–even better than the Nexus Prime.

Samsung Galaxy S smartphones always come with specs that surpass most devices. Such might be the case for the upcoming successor in 2012. While the anonymous 4Chan user did not get to play with a working device, he claims to have seen images and heard Samsung representatives speak of some impressive features.

According to the sources, Samsung is planning to reveal the Samsung Galaxy S III at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Samsung will try to get a simultaneous worldwide release for the Galaxy S III mid 2012.” This is to be expected, as Samsung also announced the latest Galaxy S device during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. If we look at the supposed specs, though, jaws really start dropping:

The specifications for the SGSIII are of course subject to change, but are Samsung-developed 2.0GHz quad-core CPU (no codename given), 1.5gb RAM, 32gb internal memory (with sd card slot), and a 4.65 inch screen. A new display called Super AMOLED III is being developed specifically for the phone (SGS had Super AMOLED, SGS II had Super AMOLED Plus, SGS III has Super AMOLED III) with 1280x1024 resolution, giving the phone a ppi of 352, which they emphasized that a 352ppi will make it the highest ppi mobile phone.anonymous4Chan user

While some seem a bit doubtful, these are some stunning specs! We’d heard of a possible 2 GHz dual-core processor (check out CNET’s report on it), most likely due to the new 28nm CPUs (clockable to up to 2.5 GHz). A quad-core processor clocked at those speeds would simply be a game-changer, though. Such a CPU would be stronger than many current PC processors.

As expected from Samsung devices, the screen will be beautiful. Measuring 4.65-inches diagonally and sporting the successor of the Super AMOLED Plus display, media should be looking quite bright and beautiful. We really do not know how much better Super AMOLED III could be (can they really make the display that much better?), but the resolution is the big shocker. 1280 x 1024p on a 4.65-inch screen is simply out of this world. This should be a mistake, since the aspect ratio is definitely off (4:3). Maybe the anonymous poster meant to say 1280x720p?

If you happen to like having the latest software and don’t like manufacturer UI overlays, the following will definitely come as great news. Ice Cream Sandwich might not be as awesome by then, though. Who knows – Maybe not even the latest…

The phone will have Androids latest Ice Cream Sandwich software and an all new TouchWiz 5 which has been in co-development with Google during the development of the Galaxy Nexus, so according to the Samsung representatives, it isn’t as “intrusive to Android” as previous TouchWiz versions were. It seems TouchWiz will play a minor role and only have little improvements to ICS. It won’t control the user experience. One of the reasons why they’re not going with a full TouchWiz experience is for a few reasons, one being that the ICS experience is very user friendly already and also it will also Samsung to update software on their phones at a faster rate than they have in the past.anonymous4Chan user

The device also “has a 2250 mAh battery, 10 megapixel camera and is capable of shooting 1080p video at 60 frames per second,” and “will come with an inbuilt NFC chip.” We are yet to see how much juice a device like this would suck out of a battery, but 2250 mAh sounds like it should get you through the day easily.

The device is 9mm thick, has a metal and glass body (a really clean, shiny look to it in the pictures)anonymous4Chan user
When it comes to aesthetics, Samsung is sure not to stay behind. As you can see in the quoted text to the left, this manufacturer will continue to bring among the slimmest and better-looking phones out there.

Whoa there, Samsung! We know some of these rumored specs might not end up being completely true. If most happen to make it to the Samsung Galaxy S III, though, this might just make the phone to have in 2012. If this is what next year’s devices will be sporting, the future cannot come fast enough. What do you guys think of these rumored specs? Were you expecting something better out of 2012? Are you impressed? Who’s looking forward to a device like this? Imagine what overclocking this beast would be like…

It is important to note that the information given is still based on rumors. The fact that it comes from an anonymous source may be somewhat odd , but we are simply presenting it to our readers for speculation. We definitely believe that some of these specs might not be as far-fetched as they seem (for a 2012 device), when other details seem improbable (screen definition being the main one). Which of these rumored specs seem dubious to you, guys?

Below is the full post found on 4Chan:

Samsung Galaxy S III:

I personally found their talk of the Galaxy S III much more interesting. They didn’t have a working model of the phone, but they had pictures and slides with specs/info:

- Samsung is planning to reveal the Samsung Galaxy S III at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Samsung will try to get a simultaneous worldwide release for the Galaxy S III mid 2012.

- The Samsung representatives were happy with the success of the Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy S II, their great relationship with Google and Android, and were talking about how they’re constantly trying to push the boundaries of mobile hardware technology. They revealed that the Galaxy S III will be their next flagship phone in 2012.

- The specifications for the SGSIII are of course subject to change, but are Samsung-developed 2.0GHz quad-core CPU (no codename given), 1.5gb RAM, 32gb internal memory (with sd card slot), and a 4.65 inch screen. A new display called Super AMOLED III is being developed specifically for the phone (SGS had Super AMOLED, SGS II had Super AMOLED Plus, SGS III has Super AMOLED III) with 1280x1024 resolution, giving the phone a ppi of 352, which they emphasized that a 352ppi will make it the highest ppi mobile phone.

- The reason for no demo phone was that the screen technology was still in the final stages of design and production of them have not started.

- The device is 9mm thick, has a metal and glass body (a really clean, shiny look to it in the pictures), has a 2250mAh battery, 10 megapixel camera and is capable of shooting 1080p video at 60 frames per second.
- The phone will come with an inbuilt NFC chip.

- The phone will have Androids latest Ice Cream Sandwich software and an all new TouchWiz 5 which has been in co-development with Google during the development of the Galaxy Nexus, so according to the Samsung representatives, it isn’t as “intrusive to Android” as previous TouchWiz versions were. It seems TouchWiz will play a minor role and only have little improvements to ICS. It won’t control the user experience.

- One of the reasons why they’re not going with a full TouchWiz experience is for a few reasons, one being that the ICS experience is very user friendly already and also it will also Samsung to update software on their phones at a faster rate than they have in the past.

- Price wasn’t revealed, but for all the specs of the phone, I’m guessing it’ll be very expensive.anonymous4Chan user

Source: 4Chan (Will eventually disappear after other posts overtake it)

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