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.
Desperate for the arrival of the Galaxy S III (or whatever it will be called!) and feeling like May the 3rd just won’t come quick enough? Official registration is now open so why not head over to Samsung’s Next Galaxy website and sign up for updates on the big event in London. It looks like you need to sign up in order to receive the link with the live stream of the event, that sounds like a good enough reason to us to get your registration in.
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It’s been a game of chess between Samsung and the entire media/public with Samsung winning hands down and enjoying the media attention. Hey, they deserve it, they had the most popular phone last year with the Galaxy S II, and there’s no question that the Galaxy S III is going to be even bigger. Everyone is fishing around for clues or leaks, but will most likely come up empty. We only have 10 days left so this should be fun.
Today’s possible leak is from accessory maker Kolay. They have a few cases on Amazon UK with pictures of what’s supposed to be the Galaxy S III or model i9500. It looks reasonable enough, but is it a placeholder? I wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung told Kolay to post those pics.
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The timer on the teaser site that Samsung launched over the weekend came to a close and we got what we expected, not much. I quick knock of Apple fans with an iSheep reference, but that’s about it. Maybe there’s something hidden in the video that you guys can find as well. So far this campaign is working because everyone is having a tough time getting into the site, so to makes things easier for everyone here’s the video…
Oh it’s going to be a fun and wild ride for the next 10 days until Samsung unveils that next chapter in the Galaxy S series. Will it be the Galaxy S III or just the new Galaxy S? Will we see 100 fake renders between now and then? The Samsung faithful are going to hope tomorrow brings something worthwhile from Samsung. Earlier today they launched a teaser site for what’s most likely the Galaxy S III or whatever they call it. Will Samsung divulge anything interesting or are they going to toy with us? Expect the latter folks. It will most likely be a clue or riddle or maybe even the beginning of many clues and riddles to give us something to talk about and analyze for the next week and a half. They do tell us that we can “take the next step” tomorrow at 7:00am eastern time (12:00pm London time). Will that be a big step or a little step?Again expect the latter folks.
It is safe to say the anticipation level for Samsung’s May 3rd event in London has reached a boiling point. Not only are we expecting to see the unveiling of the Galaxy S III (or the next Galaxy phone, whatever they decide to name it), but other rumors suggest a new 10-inch tablet and S-cloud, Samsung’s cloud storage solution. Out of these three possibilities I would venture to guess the majority of people (including myself) are more anxious to see what the next Galaxy device will look like. In an effort to taunt us even further, Samsung has just posted a teaser image of this upcoming device on their Danish Facebook page, accompanied by the device’s launch date.
Looking at the blanketed device in the image above, it’s clearly obvious that all attempts to shroud the device in secrecy has ultimately succeeded. The phone really looks nothing like the “leaks” we’ve already seen, and it appears that the reports are true that Samsung has concealed the test devices in a dummy case. Under that blue blanket of mystery you can tell that the device will have a curved screen and corners much like the Galaxy Nexus but that is about all that can be deciphered. It really looks like Samsung may actually successfully keep this thing under “wraps” until the 3rd of next month where we will be live on scene to give you the full low-down. We are most definitely looking forward to it. How about you?
We already know that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S III on May 3rd in London but we are now learning that there may be a nice supplement to the anticipated announcement. Maeil Business is reporting that Samsung will also unveil its could service that they have been working on, and is to be called S-cloud. It will work similar to the other cloud storage options that are currently available but will have no restrictions on the type of data it can store. Read more
After hundreds of leaked pictures, blurrycam exclusives and ropey mock-ups, the Galaxy S III has decided to strut its stuff on video for the first time. As ever this could well turn out to be a convincing hoax however this is about as authentic as we’ve seen to date. Samsung recently spoke out claiming that the identify of the Galaxy S III has been carefully protected and that none of the so called leaks have been accurate to date. Samsung also added that all test models are housed with a generic case in order to prevent any such leaks. With that in mind, this could well add some credibility to this video as the phone under the lens certainly sits in a bland case.
What we can take from this video are the specs of the device. We can see a quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos processor, 1GB RAM, an 8 MP camera, NFC and a 1184 x 720 resolution HD screen. TouchWiz is also (unfortunately) present however I still hold out hope for the rumoured dual boot into stock ICS or TouchWiz. The Navigation buttons are on screen which would make this device the second phone since the Galaxy Nexus to use this feature, definitely a welcome inclusion.
So while these latest pics and video do not necessarily confirm 100% that what we’re looking at is definitely the Galaxy S III, what we can see is that this is a high end device with some impressive specs. It’s only a couple more weeks until May 3rd when we’ll finally find out!
Check out the pics and the video and let us know if you think this could be the real deal in the comments below.
source : androidcentral
We’re all expecting the Samsung Galaxy S III (or possibly just the new Galaxy S) to feature an Exynos quad-core CPU, so it really isn’t news if I tell you that’s it’s been confirmed by The Verge, but what’s interesting is the fact we might only see this CPU on the global version. Actually it isn’t all that surprising since HTC has implemented the similar NVIDIA Tegra 3 in their global One X, but in the U.S., they went with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 primarily for LTE connectivity. The Exynos chip is a little unknown at this time, and I guess I was hoping that it would have LTE compatibility, but I guess it won’t be the case. I know NVIDIA is promising LTE support for the Tegra 3 soon, so I guess it’s safe to assume that Samsung is just as far behind in getting the Exynos ready.
If there’s one carrier in the U.S. where it’s possible to find the quad-core Exynos, it might be T-Mobile since they don’t have LTE at the present time. Still unlikely since the dual-core Exynos that was in the global Galaxy S II didn’t make it to T-Mobile because of compatibility with AWS. I’m guessing this scenario will probably be the same with the new chip.
Something tells me that we won’t find out too much about the U.S. variants during the May 3 announcement, so we might have to wait a little longer to find out.