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Motivation for high-resolution Samsung Galaxy S3

Under: Samsung
Date: March 30th, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S3 (S III) is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year although there are divided opinions as to when it may be released. Many specs and features have been rumored and leaked and now we have news that backs up a higher resolution display to rival that of the iPhone and a release date timeframe of Q2 or Q3.

We’ve now heard and reported so much about the Galaxy S3 that we feel we have a good idea of what’s coming but of course none of us can really be sure until Samsung chooses to announce the phone. Features and specs widely reported though, along with news from reliable sources, suggests a quad-core Exynos processor, a larger 4.6 or 4.8-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 10 or even 12-megapixel rear camera, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, NFC and LTE connectivity, all running on the latest Android mobile OS, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

One of the most hotly rumored features is a step up in display size from the Galaxy S2’s 4.3-inch display along with a higher resolution and that has now been reinforced with news from Taiwanese newpaper DigiTimes, brought to our attention by Digital Spy. Supply chain sources say that the Galaxy S3 will have a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED HD Plus display with a pixel density of 319ppi, really competing with Apple’s iPhone. The iPhone 4S has a pixel density of 326 ppi and many who favor the Galaxy S smartphones will be very satisfied to hear of the likelihood that the S3 will have such an improved display.

AMOLED displays are popular with Samsung because the technology involved offers faster response times, saves on power consumption and means smartphones can be kept slim and light when compared to LCD displays. However the cost of AMOLED technology is more expensive but as more manufactures opt for the benefits of these displays the more likely it is that the costs will come down.

As far as the release date of the Galaxy S3 the same sources told of a Q2 or Q3 release. There has been plenty of conjecture about this and we’ve been hearing timeframes of anywhere between April and July and recently talk of an event on May 22 to announce the Galaxy S3 has been rife. If that proved accurate then a release could come shortly afterwards so we would hope that the release will still be in Q2 rather than the Q3 mentioned. We know from comments received after our previous posts on the Galaxy S3 that many of you are avidly waiting for a release as soon as possible.

Tell us what your thoughts are on news of a Galaxy S3 display that will rival that of the iPhone’s? Have you already decided to purchase the Galaxy S3 anyway or will news of an improved and larger display sway your decision?

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  • anxiousandroid

    We are going to need more than 1GB RAM to be the forerunner.

    • Panda

      what do you mean by we, you prick, do you own samsung or something

  • Blahbla

    still not as good as xperia s?

    • Panda

      you should stop smoking the crack

  • Anonymous

    Although it wasn’t promoted, the htc rezound’s display is the one to beat not the iphone’s. The rezound has a ppi of 342 AND its 4.3″ with 720p HD resolution.

  • laidbacksteve

    I’m growing tired of waiting and will be purchasing another phone.

  • Numpty

    Same as laidbacksteve it’s getting boring. I’ve been allowed a upgrade 2mths ago now and if I don’t hear anything soon I’ll get something else, not really too fussed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Misty-Dawn/1080822566 Misty Dawn

    I too am getting annoyed at waiting.  Giving at least a future genuine date of release would suffice and allot more patience.  Otherwise, if no news in the very near future, Samsung will miss out on my purchase – and I have been anticipating and wanting this phone for a long time! But realistically speaking, an indefinite delay for an unknown spec phone – when other great phones are out there, and the need for one soon will demand a purchase.

    Come on Samsung!  Give us a date!!

  • cheyanna

    I too, am tired of waiting and all of the “leaks” and “launches”.  I’ve been able to upgrade since March and was told the S2 was a great phone.  After doing a little research, I figured it made sense to wait a few weeks, maybe a month for the upgrade.  I was also contemplating an HTC phone and think I may go with it.  I don’t like when companies allow the media to lead us on and give us false hope.  I don’t do that to my child, nor do I expect it from a service provider. I’ll give it one more week, if I don’t hear anything, I’m getting another phone.  My Blackberry is on its last leg.

  • A Metmart

    I’m feed up of waiting, the HTC One x looks fantastic so I’m going to get one next week when they come out.

  • http://twitter.com/MarinoRukshan Marino Rukshan

    I think Samsung should better give us announce date or some confirmed specs. They will lose customers if they have to keep us waiting THIS long without any confirmations on the date

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