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Samsung let the world know that it plans on announcing and unveiling the next Galaxy device (Galaxy S III) on May 3rd 2012. The event will take place in London at a press conference by invite. This happens to be the next Samsung’s Mobile “Unpacked” event, where in past events, Samsung has not only focused on one device launch, but has shown their next wave of mobile products, including software upgrades and apps.
The Galaxy S III is believed to be the name of the next Galaxy device, despite it not specifically being named on the invite seen above. Regardless, the Galaxy S III device is rumored to have a huge 4.8inch Super AMOLED HD touchscreen with full 1080p display capabilities. Other specs include an 12 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front facing camera, 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos processor (not the Tegra 3), and a unibody ceramic casing as opposed to the plastic casing from earlier Galaxy devices. It will be running Android 4.0.4 ICS at the time of launch, which has been expected to drop into most carriers sometime in June 2012.
Source – BGR
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Above you can see a new rendering of the Samsung Galaxy S III that we should see later this year. This one has a dedicated Home button similar to the Galaxy S II, and two softtouch buttons on either side of it. The screen is said to be a 4.8 inch SuperAMOLED Plus HD screen. Other specs we should see include a 12 megapixel rear camera capable of shooting 1080p HD videos, a 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos processor and a full ceramic body rather than the thin plastic we are used to seeing on the Galaxy S devices previous.
Adding to the hype of looking at the next best thing to the iPhone 4S, Samsung’s Chief Executive in China Kim Young-Ha made comments that the Galaxy S III would be arriving in April 2012, rather than May which is the current rumor. He did not specify where it would launch in April, but perhaps it will launch in Samsung’s homeland of Korea first, then make it’s way to North America in May. Either way, we’re supposed to hear about the official launch dates over Samsung’s Twitter page first, and anything
Article first published as New Samsung Galaxy S III Image, Exec Says Coming in April on Technorati.
We have heard about Samsung’s plans to launch another Galaxy S device this year, a successor to their most popular smartphone, the Galaxy S II. The Galaxy S III is the smartphone that many who are looking at a worthy iPhone competitor, need look no further. Last week we heard about the Galaxy S III design being completed, which meant it’s ready for the production line. Here we see an image of what is reportedly the Galaxy S III finished design. As you can see, the device is similar to the Galaxy S II in shape, and like the Galaxy Nexus in features.
The Galaxy S III will have many improvements over the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Nexus, with a 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 12 megapixel rear camera (we had heard 8 megapixel before, but the Galaxy S II already has that), and a uni-body ceramic casing. The source made these comments with the image submission:
4.7 inch screen that nearly takes up the whole phone”, have a “ceramic micro arc oxidation back” and also sport a “quad core exynos (spelling?) 4412. The screen is Super Amoled Plus with HD. The camera is a 12 megapixel with flash. 2 gigs of ram. And it is exactly 8 millimeters thick, and no bump this time around, just “smooth”. 2250 milla-amp/hour battery, but no wireless charging
That is one beefy smartphone! The only smartphone I can see holding a candle to this when it launches would be the next iPhone (5?), or another HTC ‘One’ later this year.
Source – Reddit
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Samsung has their hands in many areas within the mobile market. They have the launch of the most successful Android smartphone to date with the Galaxy S III, and have been deeply involved as a parts supplier for Apple’s mobile devices including the latest iPad (3rd generation). With the huge success of the Galaxy S II last year, many are anxiously awaiting the Samsung Galaxy S III in 2012.
A good sign that the Galaxy S III is coming sooner than later is a completed design, which according to Eldar Murtazin’s Twitter account, is now finished. The new design will feature a ceramic uni-body design, rather than the plastic body of its predecessors. Along with the change in body design, the Galaxy S III will be sporting a 4.8inch 1080p HD screen, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 4G/LTE connectivity, an 8megapixel rear facing camera with Dual-LED flash, and a 2 megapixel front facing camera as well.
The device will be running Android 4.0 ICS and should be out by the end of June 2012 if all things go well by Samsung.
Article first published as Samsung Galaxy S III Design is Completed and Ready For Production on Technorati.
The ASUS MeMo 370T was a hot product at the CES show which took place in January 2012 in Las Vegas. The smaller 7inch tablet running Android 4.0 ICS was possibly overlooked however, as many turned their heads to the ASUS Transformer Prime and the news of the PadFone dropping a few weeks after at MWC 2012.
Around the same time, rumors started spilling over the internet that Google was in fact looking to partner with a current Android manufacturer who would build a Google branded ‘Nexus’ tablet. Google has recognized that they have a similar ecosystem to what Amazon has for consumer services such as Google Play, Google Music, YouTube, Google Apps and Google Books. They also have one more thing than Amazon…they own Android, which holds the highest percentage of mobile subscribers worldwide.
Google saw that what Amazon did with the Kindle Fire with their ecosystem deeply integrated and priced at a spot that people see as value, is money in the bank. So, they are releasing a Google Nexus tablet, and have chosen ASUS to build it given their successful launch of Android tablets as of the last few months.
The main goal here is to launch a speedy 7inch tablet while keeping the price down under $250. The Nook Tablet runs for $249, while the Amazon Kindle Fire is $199. Apple just recently dropped the price of their older inventory as well, with the iPad at $299 for a 16GB Wi-Fi, and the iPad 2 16GB Wi-Fi model for $349 (both refurbished models).
ASUS has gone on record stating that they have a close relationship with Google, and as such will be one of the first to launch the next major Android version 5.0 “Jelly Bean”. Digitimes is going on record stating that the ASUS MeMo 370T will be the tablet rebranded as the Google Nexus tablet and we’ll see it in May. Google launched a somewhat ‘branded’ Samsung 10inch Galaxy Tab at last years’ Google I/O event, which takes place in June 2012.
With these stories circulating, there’s no doubt that we’ll see ASUS making the ‘Google Nexus Tab’./ When we’ll see it is another story, but the pricing will be cheap.
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There’s no question that the Apple iPad 3rd generation is the hottest piece of technology to come out in 2012. Just how hot is it in the eyes of consumers? Were there rumblings of people who were unimpressed with Apple’s latest gadget witchery? It doesn’t appear that way, as shipments are being delayed and moved back from the demand.
If you were to go to Apple’s online store and check out a new iPad, you’ll see (as shown above) that the shipping date is set for March 19th as opposed to the original launch shipping date of March 16th. This is due to the new iPad selling like ‘Hot Cakes’! That is certain to spell out success for Apple as the initial supplies for launch day have been sold out.
The question now is can Apple keep the supply up with the demand? There were earlier concerns that the high resolution 2048 x 1536 Retina display was already in short supply. The demand won’t be cooling off anytime soon either.
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The Apple iPad 3rd Generation (iPad 3) has taken the world by storm. The latest release by Apple in their tablet family has been a huge success. Reports are already coming in that Apple needs to start moving the March 16th shipping dates for Pre-orders back to the 19th of March. Demand is certainly high, and there’s no question it’s mainly due to the pricing.
The new iPad (3rd generation) is now the same price as what the iPad 2 was during its’ year long reign at the top. Starting at $499 US and working up to $829, one has to under just how Apple was able to pack so many goodies and keep the price the same.
In a new report on the Wall Street Journal, UBM TechInsights has it priced out that the new iPad costs Apple 51%. For example, they estimate that a 16GB Wi-Fi + 4G/LTE model retailing for $629 US would cost Apple $310 to manufacture. The iPad 2 was a 56% profit, making the 3rd generation iPad a 5% loss in profit margin from the iPad 2. The main factor for the difference in profit margin appears to be the 2048 x 1536 Retina display at a cost of $70 per iPad. The iPad 2 display cost around $49. Another slight factor is the A5X processor over the A5 in the iPad 2, with a difference of $6 against Apple’s profits.
Will this affect Apple’s next earnings release call in April? It all comes down to how many iPad 3rd generation tablets they can move by then.
Source – WSJ
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