Yes I know, for the last 2 months you’ve seen nothing but the “real deal” for Galaxy S III leaks so why is this one any different? The only difference with this leak is that is resembles the sketch of the I9300 that leaked yesterday along with the teaser image by Samsung Denmark. This very well could be the final version or maybe it’s just a body around the “real” guts. Unfortunately only a handful of people really know what it’s going to look like so we can only speculate. We’re less than a week from the big announcement, which will end all this guessing. What do you guys think? Real or fake?
It’s less than 24 hours since Samsung broke the news that the next Galaxy would launch with the Quad0core Exynos processor and already reports are coming in that there is a high probability of a Dual-core version too. It’s no secret that the Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core processor doesn’t play nicely with LTE networks hence HTC’s decision to opt for a Dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip for the US model of the One X. Could it be that Samsung’s latest and greatest chip will also present similar problems? The Korea Times certainly seems to think so as it recently got a tip-off from an unnamed Samsung exec that whilst the new Exynos chip will be on board internationally, the US model may feature the Snapdragon S4. The mystery exec was quoted as saying “Samsung plans to release its Galaxy S3 smartphone according to different specification and different markets. For European consumers, it will use 3G and the company’s own quad-core mobile APs, while its own solution that combines LTE, 3G and quad-core mobile APs will be used in the Korean version. But only in the United States, will Samsung use Qualcomm chips.”
I wouldn’t be too hasty about stewing over the lack of Exynos chip in the Galaxy S III (if the rumours are true of course) The Snapdragon S4 has proven on a number of occasions that it’s more than capable of standing toe-to-toe with the Quad-core giants. Will the choice of chip influence your decision on whether or not you’ll be picking up Samsung’s next uber-phone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
source : Korea Times
And the beat goes on with the Samsung Galaxy S III news. We’ve seen benchmarks for the upcoming device and now know it will feature a quad-core processor, but we now may have something just as significant to share with you all. Well-regarded Sammy blog SamMobile has obtained what it claims to be an actual scan from the service manual of the device. If you look carefully, the sketch outline of the device pictured seems to match up with what we’ve seen here… and here… oh and here in a silhouette as well.
Accompanying the outline of the anticipated smartphone are details of the internals. The specs match up with what we’ve previously heard about for the most part including an HSPA+ radio and 1080P video recording. However, you’ll note that this apparent mockup of the Galaxy S III device is clocked at 1.5GHz as opposed to 1.4GHz (per Sammy’s Exynos announcement), an 8MP camera as opposed to a 12MP camera and a 4.8-inch screen as opposed to a 4.7-inch screen. In addition, there’s a home button on this device, which goes against our previous sightings where we’d seen soft keys on the screen. Perhaps Samsung may have more than one variation of the upcoming Galaxy S III smartphone being developed? It’s more than possible considering it has multiple variations of the Galaxy S II for example.
Despite SamMobile’s reputation for obtaining accurate information in the past, this latest leak as with most leaks shouldn’t be taken too seriously. The only thing certain of the device we do that it will feature a fast— really fast Exynos processor. Until then Samsung will do everything in its power to stay tight-lipped and keep us in suspense until next week’s unveiling. I mean after all, it’s no fun if we know everything about the device before it’s formally unveiled, is it?
Looks like as we get closer to the big day next week, Samsung will ease up a bit and start releasing some official news for the masses. To that end, Sammy has officially announced its quad-core Exynos 1.4GHz screamer. The processor is based off the ARM CORTEXTM A9 chip and will feature some impressive characteristics. In addition to having the capability to give top-flight performance while consuming less power than its competition, the quad-core Exynos processor will incorporate a full HD 30 frame per second video hardware codec engine for high resolution 1080p video recording and playback. Impressive indeed.
In some not-so-surprising news, Sammy has big plans for the chip. For starters, the quad-core chip will be the processor featured in the Galaxy S III smartphone. That means those impressive benchmarks we saw yesterday were you guessed it— based off of this blazing fast processor and technology. Samsung is possibly exploring the option of having the chip used by other manufacturers too. Don’t believe me? Here’s Sammy directly:
“Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad is also sampling to other major handset makers.”
Seeing Samsung chips in devices made by other manufacturers…? I never thought I’d see the say. Ladies and gentlemen, a new era of the smartphone wars and smartphone technology is set to begin. Hit the break for the full presser from Sammy.
As we get closer to Samsung’s big event next week, we will start to hear the beat of the leaks grow louder and louder. Case in point: AnTuTu casually lists a “Samsung Galaxy S III” in its benchmark software. The significance of this is that if this benchmark result is true, the Galaxy S III listed here crushes most of the competition and even beats out the ASUS Transformer Prime tablet in terms of overall performance. That’s not all either, there seem to be specific details of the device listed as well. For starters, this “Galaxy S III” model features a Exynos 4212 1.4GHz processor which is believed to be a dual-core variant (no quad-core?), 1GB of RAM, a 4.7″ HD display with a 1280×720 resolution, 2MP front camera, 12MP rear camera and Android 4.0. For the most part, the details for the device in this benchmark seems to match up with specs we’d previously heard before. Additionally, the device operates under a GSM/WCDMA band. That’s nice and all, but many of you are on CDMA or 4G LTE bands. Let’s just hope Samsung either releases a CDMA and LTE version of the smartphone at the same time as the GSM version or at the very least— not wait too long to release the additional models.
Yup, Samsung just continues to give us additional reasons to salivate, doesn’t it? Just one more week folks. Just one more week…
source: Droid Life
We still don’t know the official name of the next Samsung Galaxy but we have seen plenty of images of what it might look like. Amazon recently posted a listing for a Galaxy S3 on its website and today it’s the turn of major UK retailer Carphone Warehouse to let a cat out of the bag. The above thumbnail image was posted in the coming soon section of the CPW website, admittedly it’s too small to read too much into it however it certainly looks like a typical Samsung design. Perhaps even more interestingly the listing has since disappeared and now simply reads ‘the next Galaxy device’
The little pieces of the jigsaw continue to roll in, the real trick is trying to separate the genuine images from the red herrings. Fortunately we only have to wait one more week to find out.
source : Android Central
You know what we need? Yes, that’s right. Another Samsung Galaxy S III leak. This time it’s a series of pictures of a GT-i9300 test device in what is most obviously a “dummy box,” meaning the outer casing is just there to provide a housing for the innards, and to not reveal the final design until Samsung’s announcement on May 3rd in London.
These pictures came from Chinese forum Mobile01 and reveal one new detail about the software on the handset. Samsung has tweaked Android 4.0′s soft keys a bit and added a slightly larger menu button that, when present, actually shifts the other buttons over. Not a huge big deal, but it does give us a peek at how TouchWiz on Ice Cream Sandwich is shaping up.
See the pics after the break.
Ah yes, the newest iteration of Samsung’s Unpacked App. Generally speaking, when Sammy unveils a new edition of Unpacked, it’s usually a big indicator for something big on the way. The new editions of the apps coincidentally seem to come before a major event too such as CES. To those of you who’ve been paying attention and haven’t been living under a rock for the past month, you’ll remember Sammy has a big London event next week, which is expected to introduced the most anticipated Android device for 2012. So right on cue, Samsung has released the newest app for all interested parties to see. However, you’ll note something significant in the app description: the appearance of the “S3″ and “galaxyS3″ monikers. The only sort of direct indication we’ve gotten previously from Sammy is the upcoming Galaxy S III known as “the Next Galaxy”. This might be the first indirect confirmation of the Galaxy S III set to be revealed next week.
Of course this “S3″ appearance could be meaningless. As you might imagine, the S3 references are for keyword searches, so it really doesn’t mean anything since Sammy knows many of you are searching for S3. Despite all that, Samsung continues to just tease the masses, doesn’t it?
If you’re interested, you can find the app available now in the Play Store for all Android 2.2+ devices. You can find the Play Store link and QR code once you hit the break.
The Samsung Galaxy S III… or should we say the “Next Galaxy”, has not even been officially announced yet (that will happen May 3rd), and Vodafone UK is already confirming it will be getting the device. It’s certainly unusual for any carrier to announce it will be carrying a handset before it even has an official name, but it’s most likely going to most carriers in the UK anyway, so why not start hyping it up?
source: vodafone uk
Earlier we reported on the Samsung GT-I9300 benchmarks that were found on GLBenchmark.com and the prevailing opinion is that this is the Samsung Galaxy S III running a quad-core Exynos 4412. Clocked at 1.4GHz, this processor comes paired with an ARM Mali-400 GPU clocked at 400MHz, which is 50% faster than the current Galaxy S II.
The Exynos 5 series chipset, which is the tablet version, comes with a Mali T-604 GPU, which supposedly has 5 times the performance of the S II. So should we be worried that the Galaxy S III will be underpowered graphically? The folks at PhoneArena decided to do a little comparison to find out for sure.
The benchmarks of the GT-I9300, which is most likely still a prototype Galaxy S III unit, were compared to those of the Snapdragon S4, Tegra 3, iPhone 4S, and the new iPad. The S III easily beat the S4, trounced the Tegra 3, just edged out the iPhone 4S, and held its own against the new iPad’s PowerVR quad-core chip. This tells us that when the final version of the Galaxy S III is released, it will most likely be top dog performance-wise… at least for a little while.