Saturday, 19 May 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III may not be a major update over the S II

By on 08:06

The successor of the Samsung Galaxy S II - let's call it the Galaxy S III though that might not be its final name - has been a hot topic of conversation for months now. Now a new rumor suggests that all the imaginative rumors are wrong and the S III will be a relatively minor update.
An anonymous source talking to CNET claims that the S III will be to the S II what the iPhone 4S was to the iPhone 4 - a boost in processing power and a cool-sounding (though not necessarily useful) interaction feature.
The source pointed towards the HTC One X as what to expect from the Galaxy S III's specs - so a quad-core CPU (likely an Exynos rather than Tegra), 1GB of RAM and a 4.7" screen.

The bigger screen is supported by the leaked images of the S III that show a five column UI, rather than four columns on the S II and its 4.3" screen.
The new interaction feature is reportedly dubbed Human Interaction by Samsung and will use the front-facing camera to keep track of where your eyes are pointed - and it will lock the screen when you look away.
Samsung has an event scheduled for May 3 and the most likely phone to be announced at it is the Galaxy S III, so that's when we'll see if the source is right or not.


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