What Do the Features Reveal About Samsung's Next Galaxy Series Smartphone?
Samsung Galaxy S III may be released in April, after the Mobile World Congress.
Rumors are already in the air that the Galaxy S III will have many improved features, including a 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage and 4.6” big screen and 720 x 1280 pixels of resolution with 319 ppi screen density and yes, powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The image below shows a phone similar to Galaxy S II, but the changes can be seen at the bottom of the screen, where a new Android 4.0 button can be seen instead of the two capacitive buttons and physical home one.
Now, lets’ have a look at the leaked features of Galaxy S III which were listed by BGR.
- Screen Size: As against the 4.3 inches of Corning Gorilla Glass screen of Galaxy S II, there are rumors that the Galaxy S III will have a 4.6 inches Gorilla glass screen, still smaller than 5.6 inches of Galaxy Note.
- Screen Density: Galaxy S II has the screen pixel density of ~217 ppi while the Galaxy S III is expected to have ~319 ppi pixel density, (i.e., almost same to the density of iPhone 4S’s 330ppi).
- Screen Resolution: Galaxy S II carries a screen with screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels while its big brother Galaxy S III will enjoy a better resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.
- Storage: Galaxy S II had a maximum storage capacity of 32GB with microSD card support upto 32GB. The successor of Galaxy S III will also carry 32GB internal storage and card support upto 64GB (i.e., more than ever supported by any smartphones available in market).
- RAM: Galaxy S III will carry 2GB RAM to support multi-tasking while its predecessor had 1GB of RAM. Galaxy S III will carry the most powerful RAM ever found in a smartphone except the ITG xpPhone 2’s 2GB RAM which is the first ever smartphone powered by Windows 8.
- Processor: Samsung will insert its Exynos 5250 Dual-core 1.8 GHz chip in its next big smartphone as reported by GSM Arena, Galaxy S III. It is a processor based on a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 architecture with a clock speed of 1.5+ GHz and 4x better in some cases. The chip, built at the 32 nm production process, is designed to give high-K metal gate technology and can even support WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600 pixel). It will allow Samsung to provide a chip for the Galaxy S III that would provide 25%+ better performance with 30%+ less power consumption as compared to its predecessor Galaxy S II.
- Camera: One of the major features of Galaxy S III is its camera which is 12MP with picture resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, while its predecessor Galaxy S II packs 8MP camera with image resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. Galaxy S III will, finally, enter the high-end smartphones’ race with higher MPs of cameras but, still it is not even near the HTC Titan II’s 16MP camera.
- Water Proofing: One significant news/rumor came from a tipster in the UK, claiming that the Galaxy S III will feature a special nano-coating over its chip, making it impenetrable by water.
- Operating System: One thing is confirmed that the Galaxy S III would be powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).