Samsung is learning from Apple as to how to keep new models secret.
Rumors for the coming Samsung Galaxy S3 are picking up and this week has seen more than a few. General observations have shown that Samsung has learned much from Apple and one of the lessons is how to keep a new product secret from the public until you are ready to launch that product. As a result, the rumor mill kicks into high gear with any little thing being talked about by many. And that is the case again today with reports of Samsung sending the coming Galaxy S3 out to wireless carriers for purposes of testing the device. This latest bit of information comes from ET News in Korea.
With examples of what Apple has previously done to protect their prototypes, Samsung has reportedly followed Apple and placed the coming Galaxy S3 internals into a generic phone case to disguise the coming phone. With the phone in the hands of carriers, they can be testing it on their specific wireless networks and report back any and all issues possibly discovered. Once that process has been completed and Samsung is working to get everything corrected, we will be ready to hear the official announcement from Samsung. At the moment, that is rumored to be May 22nd in London.
According to various reports, carriers received the Galaxy S3 8 weeks ago giving them more than enough time to exercise the phone on their networks. With its “lunch box” case, it would be difficult for anyone to recognize it as the coming Galaxy S3. As all of this testing concludes, we should start to see reviewers getting their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S3 next month. As reviewers begin to release reviews, we are going to finally hear the specifics about the Galaxy S3 and not all the rumors which cause confusion.
For now, here is what we believe will be included with the coming Galaxy S3 and is based on rumors and best guesses:
- 4G LTE
- Ceramic Backing
- Ice Cream Sandwich on launch
- Home button
- Quad Core Processor with built in LTE chip
- Micro SD slot up to 32 GB
- 12 megapixel camera
- Near Field Communication (NFC)
- 1280 by 720 HD resolution (720p)
- 4.8 inch touch screen
- Minimized bezel around touch screen
Some of the items on this list have been changing and this is a best guess as to what will arrive. If this is a correct list or there are improvements to these, we are looking at one fantastic phone coming from Samsung. With the information of wireless carriers having the phone for testing beginning 8 weeks ago, the rumored May 22nd date looks to be very accurate.