The closer we get to the release of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (S III) the more we are hearing on a daily basis. This is always to be expected with the major flagship devices and we’ve been keeping readers informed with rumors, leaks, conjecture and news about the Galaxy S3. However it seems that one rumor has been quashed today by Samsung itself, that of a Galaxy S3 with 3D.
Every time a major product launch approaches, by the time it gets near we like to think we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the amount of information that has already leaked out. However, until the device is officially announced by the manufacturer we can never be sure of what will arrive and you can be sure that major smartphone producers like Samsung or Apple for example, keep their cards close to their chests and usually neither confirm or deny rumors. It’s pretty unusual then for a maker to actually quell a particular rumor before a device unveiling so we were surprised to hear the latest news today that Samsung has done just that.
Among the most anticipated specs and features of the Galaxy S3 are a larger Super AMOLED Plus display, a quad-core processor, improved camera, NFC, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However in our recent look at Galaxy S3 aspirations we also told how waterproofing, wireless charging and 3D support have all been rumored at various points over the last few months. When it came to a Galaxy S3 with 3D we have wondered just how much in demand this would be as 3D smartphones have never seemed to take off yet and the Galaxy S3 is already a smartphone that will be hugely popular without this addition. It seems that Samsung feel the same way.
Today Engadget reports that Samsung has taken the unorthodox step of issuing a statement that makes it quite clear that 3D is a complete no-go for the Galaxy S3 or any other imminent Samsung smartphone for that matter. Samsung said, “Although Samsung Electronics is constantly exploring new technologies for our mobile devices, we have no immediate plan to include displays featuring 3D technology in our upcoming smartphones.” Samsung couldn’t really make it any clearer then that there will be no 3D Galaxy S3 so that’s one rumor down, just another few dozen to go!
We have a feeling that there won’t be that many people who are disappointed at this latest news. In comments of response to our many Galaxy S3 articles, various desired features and specs have been mentioned repeatedly but we can hardly recall any comments that mentioned 3D as an important factor. We would be interested to hear your thoughts on this though. Would you have liked 3D support for the Galaxy S3 and now you know it’s not coming will be in two minds over whether to purchase the phone or not? Maybe 3D is not a big deal for you at all for the Galaxy S3?