The Samsung Galaxy S2, winner of countless ‘best smartphone’ awards and the fastest selling Samsung ever and the biggest rival to the Apple iPhone 4/4S, is without doubt one of, if not the best smartphone releases ever. The Galaxy S2 with its hugely powerful dual core processor, beautiful HD display, impressive camera and super slim design, continues to be one of the best selling smartphones in the world. Samsung are not ready to hand over the crown yet (Check out our HTC Vs Samsung battle) and rumours are rife that the Samsung Galaxy S3 release date is set for Spring 2012.
How about the rumours surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S3 features? Or what about the Samsung Galaxy S3 display? We thought the best way to show you how Samsung plan to continue their smartphone success, was to show you the Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy S3. Come with us as we draw together the juicy info and rumours and put both phones side by side to see if the Samsung Galaxy S3 has what it takes to be the best smartphone of 2012.
Samsung Galaxy S2 display
4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen (800×480)
One of the main features that stole the show for the Galaxy S2 was its mesmerizing 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen. The Samsung Galaxy S2 display set the benchmark as the best smartphone display in the market, penned by many reviews as better than the iPhone 4 Retina display, which had previously stole the show. The Galaxy S2 display really delivered and provided vibrant colours, crisp HD detail, fantastic viewing angles and lag-free video playback. As video playback, gaming and viewing photos are all among the most popular, or essential demands for a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S2 display was one of the key factors in its success.
Samsung Galaxy S3 display
4.6 inch Super AMOLED Plus HD touchscreen (720×1280?)
So it’s a bit of a mouthful but the Galaxy S3 display technology that is set to make our jaws drop in 2012, is rumoured to be a Super AMOLED plus HD touchscreen. With this technology, we look set to see up to a potential 720×1280 resolution and an incredibly high pixel ratio. It’s hard to imagine more detail than what we saw on the S2 but the Galaxy S3 display promises to provide smoother textures, richer colours and potentially thin the line even further between smartphones and HDTV’s. Previous smartphones have claimed to offer 1080P video playback but unless your smartphone is hooked up to your HDTV or monitor, the display itself will only provide up to 720p support. Could the Samsung Galaxy S3 be the first smartphone to offer a true 1080P display. Apparently Samsung have the technology to support this and of course there is even potential of the Galaxy S3 featuring a 3D display.
One possible risk to this rumoured new display, is that the larger screen size of 4.6 inch could split the crowd due to that size not being…well, pocket friendly? One pretty key point which arose from the online community regarding the Samsung Galaxy S2 was that it was too ‘big and bulky’. This extra 0.3 inches on the Galaxy S3 display has the potential to create a similar reaction to the S2 from some. However, on the whole it is likely this increased screen size will be welcomed by the masses, with it placing the Galaxy S3 more as a ‘hybrid’ device, in between a mobile phone and a tablet. One thing is for sure, multimedia and gaming enthusiasts are going to love it.
Stranger news on the rumour mill is that the Samsung Galaxy S3 display may in fact be ‘bendy’, following that Samsung announced they would be introducing flexible OLED displays sometime in 2012. The unveiling of the Samsung Skin prototype smartphone showed this unbelievable technology in action. In testing, Samsung have even added functionality such as bending the phone to adjust volume! Also, previously with high-tier smartphones, it was the display that was not only the most expensive element of the phone but also the most fragile. If Samsung decide to include this new flexible touchscreen tech in the Galaxy S3, then we will be looking at one of the strongest, most robust smartphones in the market.
Only time will tell but one thing is for sure, with so much competition, Samsung must provide an upgrade to the Galaxy S2 display on their new Galaxy S3.
Stay tuned for more in Part 2 of our Samsung Galaxy S3 information coming soon. We’ll be delving into the processor, camera, design and style and more!
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