While we’re pretty much still very much in love with Samsung’s current generation of devices, the next handset in the Galaxy S family, the Galaxy S III, has appeared in an internal slide, boasting specs that best most netbooks today.
Apparently the Galaxy S III will be sporting a 4.6 inch Super AMOLED Plus HD display, which will likely have a 1280 x720 resolution. Add in a 1.8GHz dual-core Exynos 4212 processor, 2GB of RAM, and rock a 12 megapixel camera. Sounds too good to be true? Well it is for the moment and the handset probably won’t be out until this time next year.
It looks like the HD display won’t have the Pentile tech that may have benefits of its own but can ultimately make displays look grainy. Just ask Motorola. Either way, even with Pentile, a 720p display will likely be pushing enough pixels that a grainy look won’t be much of an issue.
While it’s just a render in this moment in time (to us, at least), one of the things that struck me when looking at the pictures was the dock of icons lining the bottom of the phone. Of course we know the Galaxy S III will be rocking Android Ice Cream Sandwich but the dock of icons looks awfully familiar, which makes me believe that TouchWiz, while scaled down significantly, is running on this phone. Of course this is merely speculation but the icons are quite bright and don’t seem to fit in the with Ice Cream Sandwich aesthetic.
The Samsung Galaxy S III may be quite the contender when it’s released but we still have some time before it sees the light of day. For now we’ll patiently await the launch of the Galaxy Nexus / Nexus Prime or whatever the hell it turns out to be.
We’re sure the specs are subject to change but what do you guys think so far? Were you hoping for a quad-core CPU?