Samsung says 'yes' to iPhone 5-sized Galaxy S III
No enormo-handsets please, we're Europeans
Samsung has confirmed that it’ll launch a 4in version of its Android-based popular Galaxy S III smartphone in Germany tomorrow.
The scaled down device is being pitched at Europeans unhappy with the existing, 4.8in S III and would prefer something a little easier to hold and use in one hand and fits in pockets better. Something like the iPhone 5, in other words, which also has a 4in screen.
And while the handset will be smaller than the current S III, all the hints coming out of Samsung suggest it won’t be any less functional than the big phone introduced in May. ®
Why the need to compare it to the iPhone 5? Like the iPhone 5 was the first 4" device. Apple have only just realised the trend and like for larger screens. Samsung's already been and done 4".
Let me try a new headline for you. "Samsung says 'yes' to Galaxy S II sized Galaxy S III."
if you are going to diss someone, get your facts straight first.
The galaxy s2 name had many variants. The SGH-I927 galaxy s2 variant had a 4" screen. Samsung are no strangers to releasing many variants of their products for different markets (and carriers)
but it's not like fact have an relevance in these discussions, right?
Re: It's a start
why should it need to increase the resolution? 1280x720 is more than enough for a screen of that size. Whilst 1920x1080 screens are available it wouldn't actually add any benefits. It wouldn't be any noticeably sharper and would need a much more powerful graphics processor to cope with the increased resolution. This whole drive to ever-increasing resolutions is pointless once you go past a certain point.
Re: It's a start
Meh. Trends. They go one way, then another.
Remeber in the early noughties, when there was a race to make smaller and smaller handsets? At one point they became difficult to use unless you had spindly fingers (the Nokia 8210 was about 40mm wide I think), and the call quality deteriorated because the mic was closer to your earlobe than your mouth.
The trend for Dom Jolly devices will peak (having gone too far) and will settle at a more sensible level, IMHO.
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