Samsung Galaxy S III 'only an incremental update to S II'

Samsung Galaxy S III 'only an incremental update to S II'If there's one thing likely to hack off eager Android lovers holding out for the Samsung Galaxy S III, it's the mere suggestion that it'll be anything less than the bestest phone ever.

But according to a tipster, the revolutionary handset that we're all on tenterhooks waiting for won't actually be that at all. In fact, it'll be more an incremental update in the same way the iPhone 4S was to the iPhone 4.

CNET's anonymous source even claims it may not be called the Galaxy S III. Indeed, the invitation to what is widely expected to be the launch event on May 3 only invites you to "come and meet the next Galaxy".

One of the cool new features of whatever the phone is called is apparently an eye-tracking app that Samsung calls "human interaction".

The idea is that the camera on the front of the front of the device follows what your peepholes are doing and locks the device when you look away. Think Face Unlock but in reverse. We can't wait to see how that affects the battery but will stand by and wait since Samsung has promised that new handsets will be able to go like the clappers.

Specs wise (and remember, this is just based on a tipster so we urge a pinch of salt), think along these lines: 1.5GHz quad core processor, 1GB RAM, 4.65-inch 1280 x 720p display  (Super AMOLED Plus of course) and a belter of a camera. Considering the Galaxy SII came out a year with an 8MP snapper, we'd hope for an update to 12MP. But who knows?

Anyway, just a few more weeks 'til we find out. Based on how Samsung has kept an Apple-like grip on info surrounding this handset, frankly it's anyone's guess.

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FearOne  Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:54

" Samsung has kept an Apple-like grip on info"

Whats that i hear? Apple's filed another lawsuit against Samsung for copying them?

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2012 at 11:34

hm...Seems unlikely imho. HTC's One series out, iPhone "5" closing in. Not a time to play coy with just a stupid gimmick to create some hype.

FearOne  Apr. 18, 2012 at 11:45

I think it sounds about right tbh but 1gb ram is a bit last year so hope they double it. Not saying its not enough but 2gb would give nice margin above competition.

SpeedyG  Apr. 18, 2012 at 12:24

^ How about 1.5gb compromise. :p

It should be blazingly quick either way but in heavy use will probably only last as long as watching the Titanic...

FearOne  Apr. 18, 2012 at 12:40

32nm core, amoled screen and hopefully a diesent battery should help it last

Pondlife  Apr. 18, 2012 at 13:27

That eye thing sounds terrible idea if it works as described.

krogothnx  Apr. 18, 2012 at 13:42

" Samsung has kept an Apple-like grip on info"

Whats that i hear? Apple's filed another lawsuit against Samsung for copying them?


oh god i laughed.

Pondlife  Apr. 18, 2012 at 14:15

If it has all those upgrades it doesn't sound all that incremental

FearOne  Apr. 18, 2012 at 16:01

^My thaughts exactly.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2012 at 16:14

That eye thing sounds terrible idea if it works as described.
Yes! I would most certainly not buy the SGS3 if it had that feature.
That is another feature that turns us into guinea pigs for a technology that WILL be used against our interest: advertising etc... It's also creepy for no particular reason.
It will also use up significant resources, so the claim it was for more efficient power-control is farcical and leads straight back to my first point.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2012 at 16:48

Pondlife  Apr. 18, 2012 at 17:43

Well that says ceramic for this.
Sounds like they are making them more slippery?

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2012 at 21:12

Well that says ceramic for this.
Sounds like they are making them more slippery?

I just noticed that liquid metal screen article because of the "liquid" in the photo that accompanies the announcement.

FearOne  Apr. 18, 2012 at 21:40

Ah just realised we're talking about iNet's "source" here!

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 19, 2012 at 00:52

Ah just realised we're talking about iNet's "source" here!
Funny how they're the only site in the world to have heard this rumour from one of their sources isn't it :p? Every other article I've read on the matter mentions "iNet" as the source of their information haha. iNet make me smile (in a pitying manner).

Pondlife  Apr. 19, 2012 at 01:38

inet?

FearOne  Apr. 19, 2012 at 09:30

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