The question many people were asking before Apple unveiled its fifth-generation iPhone earlier this month was “Can it compete with the Samsung Galaxy S II?” However, the Galaxy S II might not be the new iPhone 4S’ biggest worry, because it looks like a third is on the way.
The screenshot above, obtained by Phandroid, claims to have been taken from an internal Samsung document, passed on by an anonymous tipster. If it is to be believed, Samsung’s third-generation Galaxy S will be launching next year, and just like its predecessor did, it will blow all rival smartphones out of the water.
The Galaxy S III is purported to feature a 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel camera, and a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD display. To put that into perspective, the current Galaxy S device, which is already super quick, boasts a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 4.3 Super AMOLED display.
That’s a pretty impressive improvement, then, and it makes the third-generation Galaxy S more impressive than some notebooks. According to the image, the device has also been given a redesign to introduce tapered edges and a more rounded design. But can we really expect this from Samsung?
A number of reports are claiming the image is a fake, but either way, do we really need these kinds of specs in a smartphone? I mean, the Galaxy S II is plenty fast enough, and some high-end devices still provide a smooth experience with single-core processors, or 1GHz dual-core processors. And 2GB of RAM in a smartphone? Really?
Sure, it’d be nice to have these things in your pocket, but I don’t think we’ll see them in a smartphone as early as next year. What do you think?