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U.S. SGSIII Design Speculation ThreadGeneral

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  1. Android26

    Android26 Well-Known Member

    There seem to be a lot of complaints about the design of the device already, as well there should be. The device looks very good from the front, but (once again) the back is cheap looking plastic. But are we forgetting the fact that this was the unveiling of the European SGSIII?

    AT&T, Sprint, TMobile, Verizon (on the SGS1), etc. all had their own individual designs for both the SGS1 and the SGS2, often with different form factors and materials. Why would the 3rd be any different?

    I guess my point would be, carrier design tweaks may well be an advantage to those of us in the US. Maybe the interior specs or pentile pixels didn't tickle your fancy, but as far as the "look" goes, don't be so quick to curse this device.

    Just my opinion. Here's a pic of the SGS1 family variation.


  2. solid_s_1117

    solid_s_1117 Well-Known Member

    After all that jive about how nature "inspired" the overall design of the device, I doubt the form factor will be altered that much for the US variants. The processor will obviously be altered to be capable with LTE radios, and there certainly will not be a physical home button. Regardless, I'm not sure I'll be "wowed" enough to take the plunge, but I haven't held the handset either. Still confused on their choice of screen type, do these SuperAmoled HD+ displays not exist or does Sammy feel it doesn't need to compete with SLCD2 this cycle?
  3. nryan777

    nryan777 Member

    Hated the phone at first glance, but throughout the day its grown on me a bit. although I really don't like the home button. People keep saying they don't think they will include that in the U.S. versions. How/why are people so sure about that?
  4. ardyer

    ardyer Well-Known Member

    Speculation because neither of the s1 nor the s2 released in the US had it. Also, Apple has a ton of US design patents on the iphone and I suspect they (Samsung) want to avoid further litigation.
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  5. Gearu

    Gearu Well-Known Member

    I think it's possible that at least 1 carrier could force a camera button and/or higher megapixel camera for their variant. Surely they've been given feedback for the S2 adventures.

    I'm guessing we won't see a slider model :p
  6. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Ummm maybe because the US versions never had a physical home button? lol
  7. xtop

    xtop Well-Known Member

    would be cool if it did though. was always nice to turn the phone on with the trackball on the nexus one
  8. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    If anyone would do it, I think Sprint would. They added a shutter button to the HTC Evo 4G LTE, where the AT&T HOX does not have one.
  9. Android26

    Android26 Well-Known Member

    That really seemed to be more of a software push to me with the custom sounds and effects and wallpapers and concept of the experience etc, etc.

    As far as hardware goes, all they did was use a more curved body shape and that was it (unless you count color names...) so I don't see why AT&T, Sprint, T-Mo, and VZW wouldn't have free reign to alter the look.

    All I'm saying is the history of Samsung's relationship with the U.S. carriers suggests Galaxy S phones get design changes.
  10. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    Pentile HD screen is pretty much only bummer on it to me. But it probably wouldn't matter to 98% of consumers who are not tech gurus. I think Sammy probably has manufacturing capability of HD SAMOLED+ already but I guess they didn't feel power consumption on it is low enough yet.

    As for physical home button, I doubt US versions will have it given history of GS, GSII here. That's pretty much Asia/Europe thing. They will be using on-screen software buttons like Galaxy Nexus on US versions.
  11. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    On-screen buttons? Where did you get that info from?
  12. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    No source yet. It's my best guess.
    Historically they never did physical buttons on Galaxy series in US. Four capacitive hardware buttons like on GB phones wouldn't make sense either on ICS phones.
  13. xtop

    xtop Well-Known Member

    i very much doubt that

    it has capacitive buttons on the international version with ics. why would it change in the us?
  14. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    Original international GSII was like that too. So did they just carry that to US last year? Nope. They never did it here.

    The main issue is big physical home button in the center and that's not well received in US. But I guess it's possible to do three capacitive buttons like One X style though.
  15. xtop

    xtop Well-Known Member

    no no i agree that the us probably won't get the physical home button (even though i would much prefer it). but the capacitive buttons are totally happening.
  16. solid_s_1117

    solid_s_1117 Well-Known Member

    To be honest I could care less what the US variants do in regard to the design of the phone. When I use a handset I'm looking and interacting with one main component, the screen. Like with most of the new tech I purchase, after a week or so of giddy-ness and ogling, the design does not factor in that much. If the device provides a superb user experience (software and ease of use, or in this case fits well in the hand), then you probably won't find me staring in awe or praising the form factor to peers during week two and thereafter. Though that could just be me.
  17. Android26

    Android26 Well-Known Member

    I see what you're saying and you have a great point, but I think that it is just you.

    User interface is the most important aspect, true, but the majority of Americans care about looks and feel too. Especially if the thing is gonna cost an arm and a leg. It doesn't have to be made of diamond or be a artistic masterpiece but it IS important that the phone does not look/feel like a toy.
  18. darkestred

    darkestred Well-Known Member

    Finally. Someone with sense. I think a lot of people get carried away and caught up with things and dont really think things through and if they do still aren't really paying attention to the big picture. You aren't buying a phone for its looks. If you are that's ridiculously foolish. Sure, everyone is conscious about looks but seriously when people are saying its a deal breaker? The phone looks fine. People need to lower their standards a bit with a phone.

    Its the same thing with people complaining about quadcore. What do you really need quadcore for? Honestly.

    People's imaginations just seem to get the best of them. Or maybe people just react by habit without thinking about what they are really doing.
  19. Droid.Incredible

    Droid.Incredible Well-Known Member

    I buy phones for looks. I mean, I look at the phone, right? :)

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