Galaxy S3 release may lead to disappointment
We have only recently found out when the next version of the Samsung Galaxy smartphone will be unveiled to the world, but there are reports that the Galaxy S3 release may lead to disappointment among many consumers waiting for the device.
According to Cnet sources are claiming that the Galaxy S III will just be a small update from its predecessor with a boost in speed and eye tracking among the new features. It is also being claimed that the device may not be even called the Galaxy S3.
It is being suggested that instead of going for a completely new handset, Samsung has taken a leaf out of Apple’s book with just updating the S2 like their big rival did with the iPhone 4 and the 4S. The source didn’t give any information regarding specs except hinting that it would be on par with the HTC One X, which has a 1.5 GHZ quad core processor with 1GB of RAM powering a 4.7-inch display.
Recent speculation about the handset has suggested it would still have a physical home button, which coupled with the latest rumours suggests a design along the lines of the S2 and Galaxy Note. The Note was really the spiritual successor to the Galaxy S II so it’s not a massive surprise that the design hasn’t been overhauled.
Other rumours in the past have suggested a 1.8 GHz processor along with an impressive 2GB of RAM, which would put the device out in front of the pack in terms of power. The source is claiming that the device may not be called the S3, which could be a mistake as the S3 name shows consumers it’s the natural replacement for last year’s model.
The company has reportedly called the device Bali internally, but it’s doubtful if the name would stick once the handset is actually released to consumers. The rumoured eye tracking feature would make use of the front facing camera to detect when a user is looking at the screen, and when you look away it would then lock.
If true it would become irritating to have to enter your passcode every time you look away from the screen, but it could just be something along the lines of the Android ICS face unlock feature. If the next Galaxy S is only a small upgrade there will be many that were waiting for the device feeling a little let down, and as we reported before high expectations of new smartphone launches can lead to upset.
Will you be disappointed with a minor upgrade to the Galaxy S3?