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Old February 17th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #101 (permalink)
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At least my friends with iPhone4S around me know it has dual core A5 with blazing speed, iOS5 and excellent camera.
I for one wouldn't own an iPhone ever, but it is a good phone and great OS. I just don't care for the locked environment. However, the better the iPhone is, the better Android gets to compete. I say let the iPhone add quad core, hi-res displays, more memory, etc. It only makes Android based phones better.

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I for one wouldn't own an iPhone ever, but it is a good phone and great OS. I just don't care for the locked environment. However, the better the iPhone is, the better Android gets to compete. I say let the iPhone add quad core, hi-res displays, more memory, etc. It only makes Android based phones better.
I totally agree.


by the way guys...if I do end up right...let's just blame these guys...they posted
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Details on the Samsung Galaxy S III leak out: 1.8GHz dual-core CPU and 12MP camera? (Update: wrong terminology) -- Engadget
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I have already sent an email to see what kind of sneak peak info we can get
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Details on the Samsung Galaxy S III leak out: 1.8GHz dual-core CPU and 12MP camera? (Update: wrong terminology) -- Engadget
I know you are joking, Ed. But troubling part of your source's prediction is not that it's dual core but saying it's the same S3 dual snapdragon that's been powering Rezound, Amaze, LG Spectrum, and all variants of LTE SGSII from Fall last year. That would be insult to SGSIII name in my opinion.

At least that Engadget rumor mentions refreshed dual Exynos 4212 (that's still weak but way better than S3 snapdragon). The point is not dual vs quad for SGSIII. If it has dual A15 Exynos 5250, it would be even better than quad Exynos 4412.
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I know you are joking, Ed. But troubling part of your source's prediction is not that it's dual core but saying it's the same S3 dual snapdragon that's been powering Rezound, Amaze, LG Spectrum, and all variants of LTE SGSII from Fall last year. That would be insult to SGSIII name in my opinion.

At least that Engadget rumor mentions refreshed dual Exynos 4212 (that's still weak but way better than S3 snapdragon). The point is not dual vs quad for SGSIII. If it has dual A15 Exynos 5250, it would be even better than quad Exynos 4412.
Yeah i just dont know. He just said "refreshed s2 with some small design changes, not much on the hardware side and new marketing strategy"

That exynos is compatible with lte?
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Yeah i just dont know. He just said "refreshed s2 with some small design changes, not much on the hardware side and new marketing strategy"

That exynos is compatible with lte?
even the s4 is a huge leap from the s3. and we should be seeing quite a few phones based on the s4 at mwc

AnandTech - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Krait) Performance Preview - 1.5 GHz MSM8960 MDP and Adreno 225 Benchmarks

so something doesn't line up here lol
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even the s4 is a huge leap from the s3. and we should be seeing quite a few phones based on the s4 at mwc

AnandTech - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Krait) Performance Preview - 1.5 GHz MSM8960 MDP and Adreno 225 Benchmarks

so something doesn't line up here lol
For all I know he could have seen 1.5 Ghz on the specs and assumed it was the same
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For all I know he could have seen 1.5 Ghz on the specs and assumed it was the same
Oh. maybe he just saw 1.5Ghz dual core processor in spec but didn't see "exynos 5250" part? Now I guess he doesn't have info on exact processor type. Or he noted only "dual core" part but overlooked "exynos 5250" or "S4" part, and just assumed wrongly it would be the same S3 snapdragon as in LTE SGSII. then it kind of makes sense to me.
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I don't know why some of you are coming down on Ed. He is offering what insider information he can. A rumor is a rumor is a rumor, NOTHING IS OFFICIAL UNTIL LAUNCH, so get over it. If you don't like what you hear, then ignore it and wait for an official announcement from Samsung. Until then, we can't really confirm anything.

I am personally hoping for a faster processor (no preference between dual or quad core), a slightly larger screen, a longer lasting battery, and ICS. What i want most is a solid and nearby release date though.

So in the meantime, Ed, keep up the good work!
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Are you the one that's giving Ed the wrong info?
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I don't know why some of you are coming down on Ed. He is offering what insider information he can. A rumor is a rumor is a rumor, NOTHING IS OFFICIAL UNTIL LAUNCH, so get over it. If you don't like what you hear, then ignore it and wait for an official announcement from Samsung. Until then, we can't really confirm anything.

I am personally hoping for a faster processor (no preference between dual or quad core), a slightly larger screen, a longer lasting battery, and ICS. What i want most is a solid and nearby release date though.

So in the meantime, Ed, keep up the good work!
Sorry if my posts looked like that. I didn't mean to give any hard time to Ed. But just trying to interpret quite vague and misleading info that his source passed onto us. So it's not about Ed at all.

Ok, I will just be quiet here until official info comes out. Hopefully it won't be very long.
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Sorry if my posts looked like that. I didn't mean to give any hard time to Ed. But just trying to interpret quite vague and misleading info that his source passed onto us. So it's not about Ed at all.

Ok, I will just be quiet here until official info comes out. Hopefully it won't be very long.
Hey, no worries. I wasn't trying to pin it down on anyone. Coming from xda, I've read through all the posts and understand the conflicting info between the media, "inside sources", and just pure speculation, and it's frustrating not knowing, for sure.

While I would like nothing more than to hear Ed say, "Just talked to my friend and the S3 will be available next month with a quad core 1080p display and come in 12 different colors!" I'm just happy to get some kind of rumor, even if it turns out to be false haha

Guess I'm just glad he has some news for us, and I don't want him to get frustrated and quit updating lol
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Hey, no worries. I wasn't trying to pin it down on anyone. Coming from xda, I've read through all the posts and understand the conflicting info between the media, "inside sources", and just pure speculation, and it's frustrating not knowing, for sure.

While I would like nothing more than to hear Ed say, "Just talked to my friend and the S3 will be available next month with a quad core 1080p display and come in 12 different colors!" I'm just happy to get some kind of rumor, even if it turns out to be false haha

Guess I'm just glad he has some news for us, and I don't want him to get frustrated and quit updating lol
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Well I apologize if my post was too forward.
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Ed see if you can find out what MaH the battery has, that should be one of the least 'guarded' pieces of info on the S3 no?.
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Ed see if you can find out what MaH the battery has, that should be one of the least 'guarded' pieces of info on the S3 no?.
It is all guarded.

Thanks guys. I in no way take anything that has been said personally...and appreciate those that are sticking up for me

I do take great pride in trying to deliver what I can...and may seem defensive at times ...but in the end I understand!

And to clarify...I do see it as a possibility that there may have been some confusion concerning the processor. Its hard to clarify in a "I cant give you exact specs I might lose my job" situations.

My real hope is that I get called upon for testing soon...and that it is an S3 that I get.

I will of course be bound by confidentiality agreements...
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Looks like HTC and LG will run the show at MWC with their quad Tegra3, dual S4 snapdragon phones. Anandtech benchmarks on S4 seems impressive and I guess Tegra3 will be as fast or better.

But I hope Sammy kicks their butt later with new Exynos chips and HD SAMOLED+. Especially dual Exynos 5250 based on cortex A15 will be giant leap forward on mobile AP, destroying everything else. Also I like to see 2nd gen 28nm integrated SoC 3G/4G chips that give smooth radio hand-over and more efficient on battery. And battery needs to be 2000+ mAh at least. The new SoC radio chip might not happen in SGSIII but new Exynos is a must I think.
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But I hope Sammy kicks their butt later with new Exynos chips and HD SAMOLED+. Especially dual Exynos 5250 based on cortex A15 will be giant leap forward on mobile AP, destroying everything else. Also I like to see 2nd gen 28nm integrated SoC 3G/4G chips that give smooth radio hand-over and more efficient on battery. And battery needs to be 2000+ mAh at least. The new SoC radio chip might not happen in SGSIII but new Exynos is a must I think.
I remember reading that the new Exynos 5250 probably won't be available in time for the S3. I can't find the exact article I read, but this one says that the 5250s could go into production in Q2 (at the earliest). Assuming a summer release of the S3, does that give enough time for production and launch?

AnandTech - Samsung Exynos 5250 Begins Sampling ? Mass Production in Q2 2012
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I'm wondering if the new Exynos chip will support LTE.
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I'm wondering if the new Exynos chip will support LTE.
I read that first Exynos in SGSII only supported up to 21Mbps speed so they decided to not use it for LTE phones last year. But the new ones like 4412, 5250 will support it. If not, Sammy will have big backlash on that. Qualcomm is also said to be developing new integrated 3G/4G radio chip that can work with non-Qualcomm ARM processors.

As for timeframe of exynos 5250, there are speculations that's a reason why they delayed SGSIII in time for 5250 production. But quad Exynos 4412 will also be more than enough to go against Tegra3 too.

This is all I can speculate on SGSIII. Nothing is official until it becomes official as usual.
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probably looking at the s3 chip here

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And this one is a little more informative on new Exynos line up.

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I was about to post that. You beat me to it lol. Interesting read indeed.
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Interesting article here. This looks similar to that mysterious device back in CES. I know I'm reaching but do you think it has any ties to GS3?

Look, Ma, no bezel! Samsung working on a frameless Galaxy B Android handset for Q3
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Interesting article here. This looks similar to that mysterious device back in CES. I know I'm reaching but do you think it has any ties to GS3?

Look, Ma, no bezel! Samsung working on a frameless Galaxy B Android handset for Q3
i wonder if it will have something like an invisible bezel around it so its not recognizing touches on the screen all the time
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Interesting article here. This looks similar to that mysterious device back in CES. I know I'm reaching but do you think it has any ties to GS3?

Look, Ma, no bezel! Samsung working on a frameless Galaxy B Android handset for Q3
I'd pay a hefty price for that! Awesome. Watch apple choke on their own pips when this is released lol
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That is the best looking phone concept ever. I'll sure cross my fingers
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I will skeet if that bezel-less phone is the s3!!!!!!!!!
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rumor time again

Samsung Galaxy S III to feature 4.8-inch display and ceramic back with simultaneous global launch

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Samsung still isn’t done trotting out new variants of the Galaxy S line, but the big one is coming. Samsung publicly stated that we wouldn’t see the Samsung Galaxy S III announced at Mobile World Congress this year, and one of the major reasons was the delay between announcing the flagship smartphone, and availability in markets across the world trailing more than a few months. This time around, we’ve heard from a trusted source that Samsung is going to launch the Samsung Galaxy S III in over 50 “markets or cities” simultaneously. The real news, however, is the fact that we’ll be seeing a super-sized display (and you know how we feel about those) that will be 4.8-inches. We weren’t told the type of display, though other rumors talked about something ridiculous like a Super AMOLED Plus HD screen. Also, instead of cheap, glossy plastic, we’re told the entire back of the smartphone will be ceramic — a pretty interesting material choice. Other previously rumors include a quad-core processor, Android 4.0, 4G LTE, great cameras, and other competitive specifications. We’ll keep our ears to the ground more, so stay tuned!
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Yeah I just read that on another website...forgot which one. I'm excited for this phone. A 4.8 in screen is perfect if its true. This truly needs a global launch. I hope that happens.
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the article on here is ridiculous though

Samsung Galaxy S III to sport a 4.8 inch screen?

how can any conclusions be drawn from a fake mock up?
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the article on here is ridiculous though

Samsung Galaxy S III to sport a 4.8 inch screen?

how can any conclusions be drawn from a fake mock up?
Yeah, even if it's picture of real thing, size comparison can be made only if both picture is on the same zoom scale. But if S3 has small tiny bezel like that, it won't be bigger than Nexus I guess.

Given that BGR was the only site who got the info on Galaxy Nexus right couple of weeks before the announcement, this is very encouraging rumor. They seem to have some credible sources, although I don't like their pro-Apple stance.
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the article on here is ridiculous though

Samsung Galaxy S III to sport a 4.8 inch screen?

how can any conclusions be drawn from a fake mock up?
It's not that ridiculous. Assuming there is near zero bezel, then all you would have to do is bring photos of the Nexus and SII into photoshop. Since you know the dimensions of both, you can scale the screen on the SII to have no bezel, and then scale the entire phone until the screen's diagonal is just slightly longer than the Nexus' screen.

The only real problem is you don't know EXACTLY how much bezel the S3 has, which affects the overall dimensions obviously.
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It's not that ridiculous. Assuming there is near zero bezel, then all you would have to do is bring photos of the Nexus and SII into photoshop. Since you know the dimensions of both, you can scale the screen on the SII to have no bezel, and then scale the entire phone until the screen's diagonal is just slightly longer than the Nexus' screen.

The only real problem is you don't know EXACTLY how much bezel the S3 has, which affects the overall dimensions obviously.
we don't know anything about the s3, so to try to draw conclusions from a mock up is crazy and pointless.
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we don't know anything about the s3, so to try to draw conclusions from a mock up is crazy and pointless.
They're very specific that it is just a speculative mockup with the given rumors. Obviously we can't draw any "conclusions" until the phone is released, but that doesn't mean we can't make assumptions as to it's dimensions, appearance, and specs.

Otherwise this S3 forum would be crazy and pointless...
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crazy rumor time!

Samsung Galaxy S III full specs: 1.5GHz quad-core, 1080p display, ceramic case


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We reported some exclusive details surrounding Samsung’s upcoming flagship Galaxy S III smartphone this past weekend, and now we have received some more information that helps us paint a more complete picture. And as that picture becomes more clear, this sure looks like the baddest Android smartphone the world hasn’t yet seen. We reported that the new Samsung flagship would launch in a simultaneous fashion across the globe, but we now have some more detailed specifications to report. Ladies and gentlemen, here is the Samsung Galaxy S III:

1.5GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor
4.8-inch “full HD” 1080p resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio display
A 2-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera
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As always, we’ll keep pounding our sources for more information, but we have to say… a Blu-ray display? On a smartphone? We’ll cuddle up with that and some popcorn any night of the week.
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These rumors are all over now. Those specs looks awesome.
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Interesting speculation on the release date of SGSIII. July seems a bit too far but if that means launching in US within a month, it's not too bad.

Galaxy S3 Release Date Almost Certain in July. See the Five Reasons Why
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Interesting speculation on the release date of SGSIII. July seems a bit too far but if that means launching in US within a month, it's not too bad.

Galaxy S3 Release Date Almost Certain in July. See the Five Reasons Why
Even though it does seem far, a July/Aug release date in the U.S. is not bad at all. The Olympics is a very big factor for that reasoning as well.
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Ultimately, if it isn't VZW, guess I'm SOL.
Full 1080P, 720P just came out. I don't think so.
All these rumors just seem to pick the best of everything and put on paper and call it SGSIII.
What are the chances of this phone having "THE" best of everything?
highest resolution, best chip, smallest bezel, 2000+mah, etc.
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Ultimately, if it isn't VZW, guess I'm SOL.
Full 1080P, 720P just came out. I don't think so.
All these rumors just seem to pick the best of everything and put on paper and call it SGSIII.
What are the chances of this phone having "THE" best of everything?
highest resolution, best chip, smallest bezel, 2000+mah, etc.
there was a 6.1 inch 2560x1600 screen back in 2010. 1080p isn't that big of a jump. the best of everything? even with all of that it wouldn't be the best of everything. maybe for a month or so :-p
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Ultimately, if it isn't VZW, guess I'm SOL.
Full 1080P, 720P just came out. I don't think so.
All these rumors just seem to pick the best of everything and put on paper and call it SGSIII.
What are the chances of this phone having "THE" best of everything?
highest resolution, best chip, smallest bezel, 2000+mah, etc.
this would literally put Apple out of business imo
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As for 1080p full HD screen on it, I am also a bit skeptical as it's way above retina resolution on phone, but wouldn't mind it.

I'm rather glad that samsung didn't unveil SGSIII at MWC. If it packs the spec like that BGR rumor, it will have no problem blowing away everything from MWC.
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We're still on page 3? grrr I've read the first half of the first post on this page about 100 times now.

Surely it will have a 12 megapixel camera? Either way I hope Samsung step up their game with the sensor, as now that the megapixel race that spanned the last 7 years is over (and the core-gighertz one is in full swing - lol), maybe they will give sensors some love.

This is wide of the mark and obviously won't happen, but remember that Samsung phone from a few years back with 10mpx and Optical Zoom? hehe it'd be amazing if they put in a super slim optical zoom on the S3, given how slim the phone would be and how much room the circuit board takes up, it'd need to have about 5 or 6 'steps' to it (or whatever you call them) but I know optical zoom isn't exactly a priority these days, it's just a boss idea that will probably reemerge on a camera centric Samsung phone.
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they could always jam something like that 41mp sensor in



Visualized: Nokia's 41-megapixel PureView sensor -- Engadget
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BGR now reporting a rumored April roll-out. And Sammy promised global simultaneous release, so maybe this is closer than thought.
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