More mystery and intrigue around the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III, as Korean news reports tip not only a 4.65 inch 720p display like the Galaxy Nexus, but a move away from the much maligned pentile panel technology.
The Galaxy S III will be the second smartphone to ship with Google’s Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich, or ICS) operating system, after the Galaxy Nexus.
The company’s Galaxy S II was well received by consumers, and the Galaxy Nexus is widely viewed as a worthwhile iPhone alternative.
This next generation device is part of a family of smartphones that have sold at iPhone levels and have come up with market breaking features each time a new version has come out.
The latest rumors say the Galaxy S III will, in fact, maintain Samsung’s traditional home button, despite Ice Cream Sandwich making it unnecessary.
A mid range Samsung smartphone with a model number of SCH i200 is rumored to be destined for Verizons 4G LTE network.
The HTC One S has arrived on T Mobiles network which means T Mobile has its first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone and the United States has its first device running HTC Sense 4.0.
If you purchase the phone through Google, you wont get the LTE version like Verizon is selling, youll get HSPA+.
This means you wont get the few Verizon added applications out of the box, but your phone will likely not have quite as fast a data speed.
The camera has an LED flash, and the OS is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich; Amazon doesnt have a preview picture for the phone, so the external design is still unconfirmed.
A lot of the appeal is in the animations, such as when you tap the new on screen home/menu/back buttons or swipe between panes, and which help to make the OS feel more consistent and thorough.
And if that isn’t enough, we’ll likely have Samsung’s Galaxy S III to throw in the mix soon as well.
The rumors tally with talk that another recently rumored device, the GT i9300, is indeed a midrange model not the Galaxy S III.
The 1024 x 600 resolution is unusual, more akin to what weve seen on netbooks than phones, but would put the Galaxy M in between the WVGA of the Galaxy S II and the 720p of the Galaxy Nexus.
You can pick this beast up for $399 from Google today with no contract from any mobile carrier whatsoever.
Youll have to pick up a SIM from your favorite carrier to get it working with data, but you wont be tied to a 2 year contract.
The Vietnamese video made no mention of LTE capability for the Galaxy S III.
According to DDaily, the upcoming Galaxy S III will use a Super AMOLED Plus display running at 1280 x 720 for 316ppi density only a little short of the iPhone 4S Retina Display but not using the reduced pixel count that pentile forces.
Its still been a toss up as to whether or not Samsung would move forward with their quad core chip for this device or not here it appears that theyve made the half step up to the 4212 where the last model (Galaxy S II) just had the Exynos 4210.
The rumor mill has been turned up a notch with Samsung Denmark releasing a Facebook photo in its gallery of what is supposed to be the new Galaxy S III.
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