(Image source: Boy Genius Report)

BY EVAN THOMAS

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE

Samsung might have already obsoleted everything at Mobile World Congress. If the rumors are true, the upcoming Galaxy S III will set the new benchmark for Android phones.

Boy Genius Report cites anonymous sources who say Samsung is getting ready to release a successor to the Galaxy SII. The SIII will pack the standard leading-edge tech: 4G LTE, a pair of cameras and Android 4.0. The sources also say we can expect a 1.5ghz quad-core processor, ceramic casing, and the first wall-to-wall 1080p display on a phone.

Full HD on your phone? GottaBeMobile says — Samsung must be preparing itself for the only battle that matters.

“The Samsung Galaxy S II, the previous version in the Galaxy series, has been bought over 20 million times since its launch last year. Clearly, Samsung is going to want to build on that success, especially with an iPhone 5 looming in the fall, and it appears that these are the specs that it thinks will get the job done.”

Well, the iPhone 5 probably won’t be wrapped in ceramic. That’ll certainly make the SIII look and feel nice, says Phandroid, but is it the right material?

“Not sure exactly what they’re getting at there, but maybe it has to do with a ceramic coating and not a phone necessarily made of ceramic? My screen cracking from a sudden drop is enough to stress over without having to worry about my whole phone shattering to bits.”

And it’d be a shame to crack that full HD screen. Dvice says the screen would set the new standard.

“If there’s anything that seems out of place, it’s that 1080p display. A screen with 1920x1080 pixels crammed into a 4.8-inch display? We’re just now getting 720p screens and those things are ridiculous. We’ve yet to even see a display of that size with that much resolution.”

And that much resolution is simply outpacing battery technology, according to ZDNet. Is being able to one-up the competition worth having to carry around a generator to get your phone through the day?

“There’s no way a product like this is actually providing the customer actual value other than bragging rights, which I’m sure will last a whole week until another vendor announces a 1080p phone with a crisper display and built-in 3D. And a hydrogen fuel cell to keep it running.”

The SIII won’t be at Mobile World Congress, so the superphones there can relax as king of the hill for a little while longer. Samsung says the SIII will get its own event “in the first half of the year.”

Galaxy SIII Expected to Set New Screen Resolution Standards

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Feb 28, 2012

Galaxy SIII Expected to Set New Screen Resolution Standards

(Image source: Boy Genius Report)

BY EVAN THOMAS

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE

Samsung might have already obsoleted everything at Mobile World Congress. If the rumors are true, the upcoming Galaxy S III will set the new benchmark for Android phones.

Boy Genius Report cites anonymous sources who say Samsung is getting ready to release a successor to the Galaxy SII. The SIII will pack the standard leading-edge tech: 4G LTE, a pair of cameras and Android 4.0. The sources also say we can expect a 1.5ghz quad-core processor, ceramic casing, and the first wall-to-wall 1080p display on a phone.

Full HD on your phone? GottaBeMobile says — Samsung must be preparing itself for the only battle that matters.

“The Samsung Galaxy S II, the previous version in the Galaxy series, has been bought over 20 million times since its launch last year. Clearly, Samsung is going to want to build on that success, especially with an iPhone 5 looming in the fall, and it appears that these are the specs that it thinks will get the job done.”

Well, the iPhone 5 probably won’t be wrapped in ceramic. That’ll certainly make the SIII look and feel nice, says Phandroid, but is it the right material?

“Not sure exactly what they’re getting at there, but maybe it has to do with a ceramic coating and not a phone necessarily made of ceramic? My screen cracking from a sudden drop is enough to stress over without having to worry about my whole phone shattering to bits.”

And it’d be a shame to crack that full HD screen. Dvice says the screen would set the new standard.

“If there’s anything that seems out of place, it’s that 1080p display. A screen with 1920x1080 pixels crammed into a 4.8-inch display? We’re just now getting 720p screens and those things are ridiculous. We’ve yet to even see a display of that size with that much resolution.”

And that much resolution is simply outpacing battery technology, according to ZDNet. Is being able to one-up the competition worth having to carry around a generator to get your phone through the day?

“There’s no way a product like this is actually providing the customer actual value other than bragging rights, which I’m sure will last a whole week until another vendor announces a 1080p phone with a crisper display and built-in 3D. And a hydrogen fuel cell to keep it running.”

The SIII won’t be at Mobile World Congress, so the superphones there can relax as king of the hill for a little while longer. Samsung says the SIII will get its own event “in the first half of the year.”

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