Sep 16 AT 2:42 PM Edgar Cervantes 58 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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  • http://mattdemers.com Matt Demers

    Since when has 4chan ever been a credible source?

    • iPhone 5 in october DROOLS

      the iPhone 6 will MAUL this fake phone….

    • Jay

      My thoughts exactly. I’m changing some of my login info now just in case someone decides to hack this site after trolling the crap out of the writers.

      • e436346534

        the iPhone 6 will MAUL this fake phone…..

    • nasty_bird

      androidandme spreading lies all over again….they arent editors or writers…they are stupid kids….morons

      4chan: santa claus has been spotted, secret meeting with santa and 4chan members
      androidandme: we have very credible sources that told us about the real santa claus, with pictures and an exlusive interview. hes the real one, trust us…

      • Angie

        I’m pretty sure this wasn’t touted as fact.

  • noriega713

    ????…I’ll settle for a Galaxy S II… 10 Megapixel camera, 1280 x 1024p…sounds like bull$h!t. Then again you never know… I’m glad with my G2… Until the Nexus Prime >:-]

  • Lekz

    Uhm… 1280×1024..?

  • Interpol91

    If what 4chan says is true, which at the moment I don’t fully believe, then this will be one awesome phone! When it’s released hopefully it doesn’t take another few months to make it state-side. The specs are making my mouth drool though haha.

  • R.S

    If that’s the case then why bother with the Galaxy S III and let’s concentrate on the Galaxy S IV! It’ll have even better specs than it’s predecessor.

    lol

    • thel0nerang3r

      Just you wait, the Galaxy VIII will be awesome!!!!

  • T3chFr3ak07

    Really hope this is true. Seeing a lot on the 4chan thread about people doubting that samsung will come to some retail location to let them play with these phones. I know working in retail that all my reps usually know about future phones and get to play with working models anywhere between 6-9 months before they are announced our released. My sprint rep came in to my store with his EVO a month before it was released so we could play with it after we put it on his account but he had know about it for months before. Most of the facts check out from everything we have heard just wish they would finally announce a release date already and maybe get a few shots from Mr. Blurrycam of a few of the phones out in the wild.

  • Louis

    Good looooord on those specs lol

  • how the

    How does 1280 x 1024 screen make sense for a phone? The ratio is 5 : 4 …………

  • ben dover

    woohoo! I tipped A&M about this story. (at least one of the tipsters) :)
    I don’t think this guy is creditable though.

  • http://www.jeffkibuule.com Jeff

    Seems Android and Me has been trolled.

  • http://can-fap.net Benji

    You just lost the game androidandme.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Who won?

  • Kye

    Aam lost credibility, posting this nonsense up. Rehashed prime specs with couple of made up facts, and complete load of bs bout g3. Hmm. Oh dear.

    • ben dover

      that’s what I love about A&M! they’ll post any rumblings about a hot phone coming out and give the disclaimer up front. if someone is stupid enough to take it as fact, that’s their issue.

      I would rather read these off the wall rumors than not have anything to go on at all! :)

      • kye

        Right,

        But, Only last month they were proudly saying how they didn’t post up a news article before delving a bit deeper, and were able to debunk something. (which everyone praised.)

        Cant remember what tho. But now they are posting up any old stuff from an anonomous kiddie, without any due thought for digging deeper. Finding out more info and doing some proper research.

        I come here because they dont just rehash all the standard blogsphere crap, I come here because they differentiate themselves with higher quality news and good snippets of inside info.

        On this occasion they let their excitement and personal desire get in the way of their usual high quality reporting.

  • kwills88

    All it took for me to not believe this, was the word anonymous.

  • https://plus.google.com/117702410245683101961/posts Lucian Armasu

    I think a quad core 2.5 Ghz processor is about the max chip manufacturers should go as far as performance goes. After they all achieve this next year, they should start keeping the performance the same on future chips, but lowering the power consumption by 50% every year (instead of doubling performance at same power consumption levels every year, like they do now).

  • Gilghemesh

    I agree with R.S., forget GS III, let’s focus on GS IV, the “real deal”. At this rate it’ll have 3.0 GHz Octo-core 20 nm next generation ARM chip, 4 GB DDR4 RAM, 64 GB internal memory with support for the new microSDXT, Jellybean 5.0 OS, 5.0 inch Quantum Dot display at 1920 x 1080, 3500 mAh lithium ion jelly battery, carbon fiber chassis with Super Gorilla plus Gold glass, 5 mm thick, 100 grams, LTE Advanced and 12 MP camera with 4K video capture. See I can make up stuff just like Mr. Anonymous at 4Chan. Total BS.

    • Raptor

      I like your spec. Let’s troll together and think about SGS V…. I will make suggestions – you are free to edit/add/reject them

      1) Add: USB3 for an order of magnitude faster transfer speeds needed for growing audio and video collections
      2) Change: “64GB internal memory” -> “64GB internal memory with several times faster read/write speed approaching current SATA3 500MB/s”
      3) Change “Octo-core 20 nm next generation ARM chip” –> Octo-core 20 nm next generation ARM chip with Haswell technology that it consumes 20x less power than current chips’
      4) Change “LTE Advanced” –> LTE Advanced with new power management scheme for ultralow power consumption
      5) Change “5.0 inch Quantum Dot display” –> three models with 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 inch Quantum Dot display which delivers ultimate efficiency 3-4 times larger then the best OLEDS currently on market
      6) CHANGE: “Super Gorilla plus Gold glass” –> Super Gorilla plus Gold glass with zero reflective coating made before by Russian technologies out of ultrapure sapphire used for windows of Soyuz spacecrafts and custom Kristall Vodka bottles for billionaires and now by NASA for International Space Station.

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    These are simply rumors. Just because we post them here does not mean that we completely believe the whole story. By the time the Galaxy S II rolls out, most of the specs will be available so it’s not hard to imagine that Samsung would be able to cram them all into one phone.

    The only issue I have is with the display. I know that it’s nice to have higher resolutions, but it would be nearly impossible to distinguish between a 720p and 1080p display when it’s only 4.65 inches. Id rather have a 720p display which would allow the quad-core process to be that more efficient.

    • Raptor

      “it’s nice to have higher resolutions, but it would be nearly impossible to distinguish between a 720p and 1080p display when it’s only 4.65 inches”

      I wrote here at A&M several times and even after your articles that this is wrong. I even posted visual example clarifying that.

      1080p and 720p are different only by the factor of 1.5. So called retina display requirement was calculated based on 12″ distance from your eyes. Take your 720p phone just these 1.5 times closer – to 8-9″ (which is for many people normal, if not – take reading glasses. I’ve noticed myself at this distance and kids play games at even closer one sometimes) and your 720p will reveal all its ugly pixelated “glory”. 1080p is needed for better look and much smoother scaling of fonts specifically tiny ones. At 8-9″ distance the pixelation on 1080p phone will be similarly visible because pixels will have almost the same angular dimensions as on your 1080p TV or 1080p monitor. And i hope you see all pixel on your TV, if not – go to the doctor.

      Gamers who afraid losing fps will actually not lose anything with 1080p. No one pushes them play their games at full native screen resolution. Will repeat – for the texts having 1080p is crucial. This will increase information capacity of your screen so you will be able do real work on seemingly small (but actually NOT, not the physical size matter but angular size!!!) cellphone screen. You will be able to read full webpages without zooming, edit documents etc almost like on your computer.

    • kye

      Wheres 1080p come from ? The anonomous kiddie didnt even say 1080p , he said something like 1280 x 1024, lol… How ridiculous. thats a 5:4 ratio screen.

      Im biting my tongue here, But Im disappointed.

  • Serpico

    … and will have 23 minutes of talk time, 45 minutes of standby.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Battery life has been getting better with every generation of smartphones.

      • Derek

        What?!? You’re crazy. You’re absolutely wrong on this one. Battery life has been getting shorter with each generation of smartphone. I have a SGS and its gets less than half the battery life of my iphone 2G. I know people who have brand new verizon LTE phones and they barely make it past lunch on their batteries. I can at least make it from 7am till about 7pm on my SGS.

  • Wasim

    i dont understand…..do HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG, etc just make phones and while theyre making them they think of better things, and then start the new phone while theyre making the unreleased one, and not stop and think that maybe u should just make the current one have the great stuff they are planning for the next one?? (i almost confused myself while typing that…)

    This is too much! but i tell u what, i definitely want myself some Nexus Prime! That name is sexy, so they better keep it at that!

    • DROID Sam

      Yes, manufacturers are already working on next summer’s phones. It’s not that they want to give us crappy products, it just takes that long to come up with a concept, design, source pieces, test, secure distribution, manufactur, and release. It’s a long and tedious process.

      In order to produce millions of phones, manufacturers need to start handset production months in advance.

  • AME

    I was really hoping you were pulling your source from /b/.

  • Comet

    Not that surprising given what we’ve seen of the Tegra 3 processors. Remember Tegra 3 processors can reach resolutions up to 2560×1600. The fire power of quad-core mobile processors should be similar to what the upcoming Playstation Vita is capable off. After all it uses a quad-core mobile processor too.

    Right now the focus should on this.
    Apple is going to release a new iPhone with its own cloud services and so on. And like it or not Google still has to catch up on certain areas.
    My point is, if the iPhone 5 comes with groundbreaking hardware that is not available on any Google phone, the iPhone 5 will indeed be able to put up a good fight. After all the new iOS 5 comes with a much better notification system similar to Android and some cloud services that are at least very close to what Google phones come bundled with.

    That’s what Google and partners need to worry about. Deliver a ground breaking phone NOW or else it will be once again all about how the iPhone performs better than any Android phone in the market on release date.

  • Moe H.

    I’m Callin B.S I wanna see S.AMOLED HD DISPLAY that will be SICK

  • Nate B.

    I will laugh at everyone when it all is true.

  • mapin

    Not the best idea to have this released a few months after everyone is desperately waiting for the Prime, especially all those OG Droid owners holding out for the Prime on Verizon. I’d get the Prime over this just for pure and fast Google updates.

  • http://blog.amsomr.com/ Omar Amassine

    this will be a super smartphone, not just a smartphone

  • Jusitn

    Scheduled for released in mid-2012… Released in the US 10 months later.

  • Vito

    “Such a CPU would be stronger than many current PC processors.”

    No, it wouldn’t. The architecture of smartphone processors is vastly different to that of PC processors. At equivalent core number and clock rate, the PC processor will win out by a significant margin.

  • http://- Zhi Hao

    I’m crossing my fingers that it’s tinning on a Cortex A15 with a Mali T604. Given that the GS II users a Mali 400 MP4, there isn’t any other better ARM GPU that Samsung can upgrade their new SoC to. So they might use the T604. Since ARM designed the T604 to go with the Cortex A15, Samsung might just roll out an SoC by mid next year with those two components.

    Yes, yes, I know that the ARM only estimates SoCs with the A15 and T604 appearing late 2012, but with all the competition, Samsung might have upped their game. After all, they were amongst the first licensees for both the A15 and the T604. Although that might leave them with a gap for a 2013 release. But I’m sure that if I’m right, ARM would have a new architecture round the corner too.

    • http://www.jeffkibuule.com Jeff

      We’ll likely see 28nm version of the Exynos 4210 in the Galaxy S III with higher clock speeds. It’s already impressive that they are pushing 1.5Ghz in the Galaxy S II LTE version, so I have no doubt they’ll probably reach for 2Ghz for next years phone.

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  • James

    “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.”

    That’s the only bit you can count on being true, and only because it’s just obviously going to happen. The rest is just crap, although some of it could turn out to be true by chance.

    I’m looking forward to the Nexus Prime!

  • BoscoH

    Well, the idea that any of the skins are more user friendly than stock Android has been a bad idea since Froyo. The skins, along with carrier crapware, get in the way of new users really understanding their phones. With a couple friends who recently got HTC phones, I pulled out a Nook Color with CyanogenMod 7 to train them on the basics. Much easier, then they could apply it to all the shiny garbage HTC stuck on their phones.

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    • Angie Strickland

      I know it looks mostly real, but I was just making an image to go along with the story for illustrative purposes. Nowhere does it say “THIS IS THE PHONE.”

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  • Derek

    Quad core at 2.0GHz, maybe I’ll get 2 hours of battery life. This is getting ridiculous. Battery tech cannot keep up with processor tech. Even now there are awesome LTE phones on verizon and even with little to moderate use battery life is only 6-7 hours. What a joke.

  • SliestDragon

    Wow! 2.0GHz Quad-core Processor?!? This thing sounds like a beast! :O

  • http://None CaribGrackle

    Really cool specs, even for a rumor that is.

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    I thought Moore’s law referenced 18 months. I learn something new on the internet every day!