Murtazin predicts Samsung Galaxy S III refresh: enhanced display, wireless charging, bigger battery

Murtazin predicts Samsung Galaxy S III refresh: enhanced display, wireless charging, bigger batteryEveryone’s favourite crazy Russian, Eldar Murtazin, gets a lot of stuff wrong. Recent(ish) favourites include the sale of Nokia’s mobile division to Microsoft by close of 2011, and the Samsung Galaxy S III supposedly arriving just months after the Galaxy S II. Amazing.

But, to be fair, he occasionally gets it right, and as such we’re duty bound to report his suggestion that the Samsung Galaxy S III is set to get a refresh.

That’s the good word from Eldar via his twitter account, with a tweet (ropily translated) reading: “But you can also tell you about the update SGS3, this is not about SGS4 story? in a word - the screen (yes), the wireless charging, 2400 mAh.”

Murtazin doesn’t elaborate on how the Samsung Galaxy S III’s display might be enhanced, but we’re thinking that a non-Pentile HD Super AMOLED Plus variant would go down a treat.

As for the battery, the Samsung Galaxy S III currently ships with a 2,100mAh juice unit, so 2,400mAh would mark a 14% boost.

Finally, wireless charging was supposed to come to the original Samsung Galaxy S III via a replacement case, but failed to materialise. The release of a spanking new device will do little to appease S III owners hungry for charging sans wires.

When can we expect the new Samsung Galaxy S III? Well, in response to a tweet suggesting that a Samsung Galaxy S III refresh might distract from the Samsung Galaxy S IV launch, Eldar growls: “not announce it now”.

We reckon Sammo will want to leave a good month or so between the Samsung Galaxy S IV launch and Samsung Galaxy S III relaunch. Y'know, if the latter actually exists.

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Pondlife  Mar. 13, 2013 at 13:02

Wow, I predict the next Ford will have four wheels and that the next election will bring a bunch of self serving smug people to power. A better screen and more battery bet no one else thought of those. Not sure if the wireless charging will come in, but it's hardly compelling feature anyway

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 13, 2013 at 14:44

Murtazin: Elop resigns end 1012; Nokia N9 canceled; Google phone a rumour by Apple; SGS3 will be ceramic (LOL), Nokia Android device in 2012, ... etc etc etc.

Pondlife  Mar. 13, 2013 at 14:52

Pity the first and last weren't true

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 13, 2013 at 14:53

Pity the first and last weren't true amen

shuwaz  Mar. 13, 2013 at 18:35

Wow, I predict the next Ford will have four wheels and that the next election will bring a bunch of self serving smug people to power. A better screen and more battery bet no one else thought of those. Not sure if the wireless charging will come in, but it's hardly compelling feature anyway

If the S3 refresh means LTE spec for £20 a month on a contract I will be happy. Trying to buy an S3 LTE at the moment but it's still not at bargain prices yet... Role on S4 release, I need that S3 LTE price to come down! ;)

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 14, 2013 at 00:53

Wow, I predict the next Ford will have four wheels and that the next election will bring a bunch of self serving smug people to power. A better screen and more battery bet no one else thought of those. Not sure if the wireless charging will come in, but it's hardly compelling feature anyway

If the S3 refresh means LTE spec for £20 a month on a contract I will be happy. Trying to buy an S3 LTE at the moment but it's still not at bargain prices yet... Role on S4 release, I need that S3 LTE price to come down! ;)


Here in ireland on Vodafone the Samsung Note 1 is the same price as the Note 2 - go figure ;)

Pondlife  Mar. 15, 2013 at 00:11

So wrong on battery and wireless charging I think, so just right about screen. Impressive

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