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Galaxy SIII Rumors Run Wild: Verizon Gets Dual-Core Version, Comes in Blue and White, and a Look at the Boot Screen

We are only a day away from Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy SIII or “next Galaxy” or whatever you want to call it these days. There is no denying that this has been the most anticipated Android device since well, the Galaxy Nexus I guess. On a global scale though, this is probably much more significant as Sammie’s lineup of Galaxy phones has essentially become the biggest in the world. So what could we possibly have with only 24 hours or so to go before kick off? Oh, quite a bit. 

First, we have the Carphone Warehouse screen at the top which shows that the phone will come in both blue and white. Makes a bit of sense knowing that the “Next Galaxy” event invite had blobs of blue and white on it. For those not familiar, Carphone Warehouse is a UK retailer, so things could always change when they come to the States, but then again, the Note landed on AT&T in blue and white. You will also notice that they list the phone as the “Galaxy S3″ which helps the claim that this will be the name when announced tomorrow.

Next up we have a UAProf  from a Verizon page that lists out a Samsung device by the model number SCH-I535 along with some specs. If that looks familiar, it’s because the Galaxy Nexus is SCH-I515, the Charge is SCH-I510, and the original Galaxy S (Fascinate) was SCH-I500, so I535 seems likely for the “next” in line. This UAProf lists out a screen resolution of 1280×720 (HD) and a processor of MSM8960 aka the dual-core Snapdragon S4 that is in every U.S. LTE phone these days. It’s hard to be disappointed since this chipset is arguably the best on the market today, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that a part of me was secretly wishing for the quad-core Exynos 4412.

Last, we have what is being reported as the boot-up screen for the device. You can clearly see “Galaxy SIII” and “GT-I9300″ splashed across it, both tags we have seen attached to the device for months now. If Samsung comes out tomorrow and does not call this phone the “SIII,” I’d be highly surprised.

Thoughts on the dual-core to Verizon? Fan of the colors? Good with the name?

Via:  PocketNow | GSMArena | BGR

Cheers Daniel and everyone else!

  • http://twitter.com/expertontech Tylar Overturf

    I don’t think you guys understand. The S4 is almost just as powerful and is a lot more battery efficient. Look the One X. The AT&T version gets a lot better battery then the Tegra 3 version because its using the new S4. I would want the S4 if it gives be better battery.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremygross60 Jeremy Gross

    if it has a micro sd then definatly get this 

  • http://twitter.com/clearnano ClearNano

    I knew it! there was going to be a catch, in other words US is screwed again

  • Landshark535

    No quad-core for big red? Looks like I will just go back to waiting.

  • N8shon

    The arguments here are hilarious. 

  • Tyler Chappell

    Rumors always crack me up, just check out this incredibly hilarious rumor leak for the Thunderbolt:

    http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/31/supposed-htc-thunderbolt-specs-leaked-1-2-ghz-dual-core-cpu-5-megapixel-front-camera-and-more/ 

    1.2GHz dual-core? Nope, 1GHz single-core
    5MP front-facing camera? Nope.
    Shipped with Gingerbread? Nope, Froyo.
    1800mAh battery? Nope, 1400mAh
    I nearly had a heart attack when I saw this just a few weeks ago, to think how much more competitive it would have been if it DID have those specs.

  • Keii Graham

    Dear Verizon,
    Screw you.

  • LewisSD

    dual core can only mean one thing!! A15!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Rhino_3081 Ryan Gabbard

    I like the S4, but the GPU on it sucks!  Dual vs quad really isn’t a big deal, IMO, so I guess i’ll find a different phone to replac my Fascinate. RAZR HD or maybe the next Nexus will have an A15 chip. 

  • Austinrgoebel

    Idc what its called just come to verizon and a hd screen

  • Insanexsi

    If my GNEX had expandable memory id keep it.That was my biggest gripe over GNEX. I’ll get GS3 when it comes out.

  • J Dub

    What phone has ever had a boot screen with its manufacturer model number displayed? Exactly. 

  • J Dub

    Why I am interested in this: The first LTE phone on VZW that might actually get decent battery life. I’m assuming that being released with ICS that it shouldn’t be hard to get something like AOKP on it relatively quick. 

    • Alexander Garcia

      Umm… RAZR Maxx has already accomplished monstrous battery life, slim from factor, and LTE to boot.

      • Azndan4

        Yeah… with low qHD, gingerbread, and an outdated processor, and a gigantic bezel. Whoopee!

        • Alexander Garcia

          Previous post did not mention any of those features. Check before you wreck!

  • Nate Davidson

    Actually, I’m not terribly dissapointed. The S4 gives Tegra 3 a run for the money in all aspects with the adreno 320, Cortex-A15 architecture basis, and its memory optimization. Something a lot of people don’t realize is that more cores =/= better.

    • JaeLim

      The S4 is not A15 but rather house designed chip with components of A15 and A9. Also the current S4 have Adreno 225 which is weaker than both Tegra 3 GPU and Mail 400 mp4.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

    This makes me really happy I just pulled the trigger on my Rezound purchase.

  • Skinnhc

    And here we go…every time a new phone comes out people have the need to put it down and justify their current phone. Ummm…let’s see it’s a phone!! :rolleyes

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    I just hope they got the camera right on this one. This thing is going to sell like popcorn at a porn convention.

  • Motta2003

    Coming from the Thunderbolt, I think my next phone would need to have a quar core to get me to pull the trigger.  Dual core seems too incremental despite the performance it seems to be giving with the S4 chip.

  • TimXer

    I will be SHOCKED if this hits VZ’s shelves – if it does, done deal, sign me up!

  • GUEST1

    The Galaxy Nexus is an amazing phone. but the processor on the phone still isn’t up to par with what i’m looking for.  The phone still does not run as swiftly as I’d like. There are several moments when it bogs down and lags.  And i’ve been running custom kernels and ROMS since day 1.  Right now, i’m running AOKP @ 1.42Ghz.  and still, I experience some slow downs.  If it’s true that the SIII, in the States, won’t have the new Exynos quad-core, i’ll be very disappointed.  I’d rather stick with my G-Nex and save the money for a more powerful phone in the future. Why get the SIII, when it seems like it’ll essentially be the G-Nex in a different case? 

    • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

      That’s odd, I honestly never had slowdown on My Droid X or Samsung Fascinate, and certainly no slowdown on my Bionic. I gotta think if your experiencing slow down, there must be something not quite right.

  • kauthor47

    I particularly like the line that states “Number of soft keys: 0.”  On-screen keys FTW! (assuming that’s what that means, of course)

  • AndroidUser00110001

    For all you people crying dual core vs quad core, don’t you read the tech blogs enough to know that the current quad core chips do not handle LTE too well and that’s why there are the dual core models? For you GSM folks, just get an unlocked quad core model and be done with it or will you bitch about no LTE?

    Performance is nearly identical…

  • Chutney

    Dammit! Every flippin’ time I tell ya! I was looking forward to this flagship and held off upgrading my DX until I could get quad core processing power on a phone. For me its all about speed. Quick camera, quick app functionality and quick transitions ect… but now i’m presented with this rumor of another current gen device. Verizon, please I love you and your LTE but lets work on partnering with manufactures to bring top performing devices to your network.

    • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

      huh? I don’t quite understand why quad core is necessary for great performance all of the sudden. Yeah it’s the next step, but I’m sure the S III will be plenty speedy.

      The greater benefit from the new quad core chips seems to be the improved power consumption. But just like the auto industry, gains in power efficiency are mainly used to crank up horsepower / clock speed rather than just getting the best fuel economy / battery life.

  • snobrdr2324

    I think what everyone, me included, is upset about is the fact that all the recent “flagship” phones to come to the US have had the exact same processor. What is there to really differentiate between this and the HTC One XL for instance (other than the carrier obviously). Touchwiz vs Sense isn’t a big enough difference in my opinion.
     The quad core tegra vs quad core exynos would have been a significant selling point between each phone. Now though, we are stuck with two extremely similar phones with no hardware to set them apart beyond physical appearance. And given a choice I’d take htc’s radios over samsung. In a strange turn of events it looks like motorola will have the most significant selling point if the new Razr HD has the Maxx battery as they too appear to be using the s4. Not to mention the new supposed LTE iPhone that is coming out, will this really stack up against that?

  • Mack

    This phone seem promising and I have an upgrade this August but honestly, I’m prepared to wait for Google’s 2012 Nexus device. The only way I can see myself passing on that is if something else comes out that seriously blows me away or if the next Nexus doesn’t land on Verizon. 

  • Bewara2009

    First you guys bitch about if Verizon wasn’t getting this, now that Verizon is getting this but with a dual-core S4 than you guys go back to bitch again about the S4 chip..wow

    • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

      Like I said in another thread, Android people NEVER stop hating.  EVERYTHING is an issue.  It’s ridiculous.

      • Dliuzzo110

        There’s a HUGE difference between “hating” and discussing. Don’t be mad at us “android users” because iphoners have nothing TO discuss. We have options and choices to think about and consider so we focussed and voice our opinions. Ha ha sorry if all you have to talk about is “so hows your phone?”….”ummm just like yours”. “Oh yeah that’s right”.

      • PC_Tool

         lmao…

        Who’s hating?

        (Protip: Look in the mirror.)

    • PC_Tool

       …because the US *isn’t* getting the SGSIII.

      They’re getting a gimped version.

      The fact you can’t understand why that pisses some folks off….wow.

      • bkosh84

        It’s just a stupid phone, do you think the majority of Verizon users know the different between a Dual-Core and Quad-Core processor? The majority of Verizon consumers only care whether it can play Angry Birds and take pretty pictures with Instagram…

        • PC_Tool

          “It’s just a stupid phone, do you think the majority of Verizon users know the different between a Dual-Core and Quad-Core processor? The majority of Verizon consumers only care whether it can play Angry Birds and take pretty pictures with Instagram…”</i

          Wow. That was completely useless. WE are not "he majority of Verizon users". So what they want/think/care about? Completely irrelevant.

          The point, bkosh84, is that WE do care. That's why we're here. You read this article because YOU care more than "the majority of Verizon users".

          It's not "just a stupid phone" to us. Or you, for that matter….just by your presence here.

          • Tyler Chappell

            Seems a bit like you’re overreacting.  Lots of people barely even have quad-core processors in their desktops or laptops yet and you think you absolutely HAVE to have on in a phone when the S4 more than holds its own against the Tegra 3.  I’m actually more surprised you’re not bitching that it doesnt have a Tegra 4. Go ahead and enjoy your LTE-gimped quadcore from 2011.  An S4 is more than powerful enough to be using in a phone for the next two years. Get over yourself, you’re as bad as an iSheep who thinks no other device is good enough for them.
            By the way, I am using a Thunderbolt with a measely single core and you don’t see me bitching because it can do everything it needs to. =]

          • PC_Tool

            Learn to read and stop assuming you “know things”.

            “you think you absolutely HAVE to have”
            “Go ahead and enjoy your LTE-gimped quadcore from 2011.”
            “An S4 is more than powerful enough”

            I never said I had to have a quad. I never said I had a quad (I don’t). I never said the S4 didn’t compare.

            I said “people care”. I defended those that do.

            “Get over yourself, you’re as bad as an iSheep who thinks no other device is good enough for them.”

            Get over yourself, indeed. I never told anyone what to think or do.

            Until now: Piss off.

  • r0lct

    Now that I know Verizon Nexus != “Real” Nexus I’ll look at any phone on Verizon with an unlocked bootloader and strong dev support as that’s basically the same thing.

    If I was still on my DX I would go for this over the GNex, but having a GNex I can’t see upgrading to this unless it has 18+ hours of battery life with my average usage.

    • PC_Tool

       “Now that I know Verizon Nexus != “Real” Nexus I’ll look at any phone on
      Verizon with an unlocked bootloader and strong dev support as that’s
      basically the same thing.”

      There is one rather large difference.  The CDMA nexus can still be built from the AOSP source tree.

      The SIII will not be part of that tree.  (It’ll probably be close enough for most things to work out of the gate, but you’ll be looking at another SGS/SGSII situation where *almost* everything works using AOSP, but with several niggling bugs and such.  I don’t think there’s a fully functional AOSP build on *any* of those devices yet.)

      Still might be better than the Verizon Nexus though if the radio works better (unless the new 4.0.4 update fixes it).

  • yarrellray

    Oh well this summer will be hard folks. Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2/Journal, New Galaxy Nexus in December as well as Htc flagship device toward Sept or Oct. Choices choices choices.

    • Tyler Chappell

      Not new Galaxy Nexus, just Nexus.  My upgrade occurs in december, if a Nexus device is out on Verizon then, I’ll either buy it or go with a quadcore HTC device.

  • e_droid

    I would be disappointed if VZW only got the Dual Core vs Quad… Wonder if the boot up logo will float across the screen like LOST’s opening… heh.

  • Butters619

    Number of Soft Keys:  0

  • fauxshizzl

    I was quite set on getting this phone until the rumors of the dual core surfaced. If it does indeed have one I will pass on it. Is it a good processor? Sure. Will it hold its weight over the next two years against all the phones that will come out right after it with quad cores? Nope.

    • http://twitter.com/B_Champ_ND Bill

      This.

      I may still go for it if it has decent battery life since my Droid X is getting a little long in the tooth.

      Also, holding out for the next big thing on Android becomes depressing after a while. It’s rumored, it’s rumored, it’s rumored and then right before it comes out the NEXT big thing gets announced so you don’t even get a day of owning a device without something better being right around the corner.

      The part that really sucks about this rumor, if true, is that Korea is supposedly getting Quadcore + LTE so it’s not like the tech doesn’t exist yet.

  • Ness Lewis

    I have to say I’m excited. I will give it a serious personal comparison to the Galaxy Nexus which I’ve never let go of since it came out lol, awesome phone, best phone I’ve ever had actually. Can’t wait to compare side by side :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/isai90 Alberto Martinez

    What time is the press release/ announcement tomorrow ?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XF7EUH5IA7GTOEWEBYNIXR7T3M Milkweed

    So why would someone choose this S3 over the Rumored Droid Razr HD? Seems like the Razr HD has a better camera and a better Battery Life.

    • http://twitter.com/Justinwrites Justin True Anderson

      I’ll wait for the Droid Razr HD Maxx Uber Duper which should be out 2 months later.

      • LiterofCola

        Not that’s an original joke!!

        • lacokanostra

          That’s not an original comeback to his unoriginal joke

        • http://twitter.com/Justinwrites Justin True Anderson

          No, but when you’re as terrible as Moto it deserves repeating. And at some point it becomes an axiom when it continues to be true.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XF7EUH5IA7GTOEWEBYNIXR7T3M Milkweed

       yep, heard that joke too many times… at least the Razr is getting better and it gives you more options in specs and prices.

    • r0lct

      You have battery stats for this phone and you didn’t tip DL, that’s not sharing nicely.

    • cryop

      custom kernels and much larger dev community

      • hkklife

        Also potentially larger and/or more usable screen space on the S3 over the RAZR HD. S3 is either 4.6″ with hard buttons or 4.7″ or 4.8″ with soft keys. Droid RAZR HD is supposedly 4.6″ with soft keys.

        As far as the camera, the S3 will amost certainly take better quality photos, despite being “only” 8MP. However, I really like what I am seeing from Moto’s take on ICS + Blur vs TouchWiz. That, along with the usual reception/build/battery/HDMI advantages in Moto’s favor, might make me remain interested in the RAZR HD. It really depends on which device arrives first on VZW.

    • Aardvark99

      Considering that we don’t know anything really official about either phone, who knows? Even if we take the rumors as the truth, camera and battery performance is something that is so difficult to gauge without an actual device.

    • http://twitter.com/jcardona1 Jose Cardona

      Motorola doesn’t have a better camera than any phone, PERIOD. 

      • RadicalPie

        Cause you own the Droid Razor HD?

        • Diablo81588

          Ignore him, he’s just trollin as usual.

        • http://twitter.com/jcardona1 Jose Cardona

          Yeah. And so does the guy that said the Droid Razr HD has a better camera. Are you retarded? 

          • RadicalPie

            Are you?

    • Larizard

      it’s OK, im sure the Razr HD will be announced soon and released first, before the S3 even gets here in the US.

      • No One Special

        Probably right.

    • Liderc

      Because the Droid Razr HD is still fugly. 

      • unaffected

        The camera on my RAZR is a heck of a lot better than the camera on the Galaxy Nexus I returned.

        • Liderc

          bullcrap, I’ve used both and the Razr is no better, possibly worst in low light. Moto has NEVER built a quality camera.

    • http://ThisWeeksBeats.com Deez

      Because: Motorola.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gonnadie4thegov Jeremy Wray

    Yes Quad-core cpu’s are the new kid on the block but I haven’t had but a small handful of games that I have on my Prime that arn’t on my G-Nex. I’d call it not a big deal. And also remember, while there is technically a 5th core for idle or small work, having a quad core device means less battery life in the long run. Until battery tech has a huge breakthrough, I wouldn’t worry about having a quad core phone.

    • http://www.mobiletechview.com J_Dav1

      The 5th core is an NVIDIA exclusive so other quad core’s will likely have much worse battery life.

  • http://twitter.com/strikeir13 Keir Stiegler

    It will be interesting to see 1. what GPU the SIII has since the GNex GPU has been so complained about, and 2. if the Snapdragon S4 architecture will be able to mitigate the battery-sucking effects of the power-hungry LTE radios…

    If the GPU were a significant upgrade and the S4 helps battery life, I would CONSIDER upgrading from the Gnex, though it’s hard to imagine that the dev support will be as awesome as it is for the Gnex now.

  • J450NM

    I just switched my GNEX out to the white case thanks to a great article here by Kel.
    ba dam bam bam pa im loving it…the one think what would have made me even consider getting the S3 was the core of quads. Now that its not happening..i’ll continue enjoing my gnex.

  • evcon

    I hope the bootscreen is that logo floating and zooming in, a la the LOST title sequence

  • http://www.mobiletechview.com J_Dav1

    I think I’ll wait until we start getting phones with LTE and quad-core cpu’s. The phone manufacturers should really start developing LTE with the quad-core processors instead of just sticking a fast dual-core in it, we should have a quad-core LTE phone by now.

    • LiterofCola

      Agreed

    • Butters619

      I’m guessing (actually I know in the case of Qualcomm) that every chip manufacturer is aggressively working towards a quad core processor with integrated LTE.  It’s not just a snap your fingers over night type of thing.

      • http://www.mobiletechview.com J_Dav1

        I know it takes time, but take NVIDIA. They didn’t even have an LTE partner until after Tegra 3 launched. That is something they should have thought of before they even launched the thing. They have likely been working on these processors for years, and they knew LTE was coming I’m sure, so why not work on it in official development. If they can put GSM/CDMA on it they should be able to do the same with LTE. I sort of wonder if it is because LTE still uses so much power that with LTE and quad core it presents a problem of supplying enough power or keeping any reasonable battery life. 

        • Butters619

          I would guess Nvidia is in the same sort of boat as Samsung.  Samsung has licensing deals with Qualcomm for LTE, but like it the past Qualcomm always gives themselves a head start.  That is why Samsung also teamed up (bought) with another LTE chip maker.  However, I think even with the new company, Samsung still has to pay Qualcomm fees, which may be why they just decided to use a snapdragon in the US.

  • MajorDroid

    Staying with the Galaxy Nexus. Doesn’t seem to be much of a change to get excited about.

  • OMGLX

    I want that logo to zoom in, through the text, Lost-style.

  • http://twitter.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

    No new Exnyos, not real galaxy s3. They can spin it all they want.

    • BSweetness

      LTE > a quad-core processor that next to nothing is able to properly utilize right now

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I think he’s trying to say that Exnyos always trumps the competition. IT’s not even a Samsung chip so he’s sad.

        • hkklife

          Most of Android’s performance shortcomings are due to OS inefficiences, poor memory management, and resource-hogging bloatware and manufacturer UI skins. I think a 1.2 to 1.5Ghz dual-core is “plenty” for 99% of users. I would rather have battery life on my phone….leaving quad-cores and major horsepower to mg tablet for media and gaming.

          More curious to me is why we are seeing phones with quad cores but only 1Gb of RAM. Wouldn’t it be easy to future-proof new handsets with 1.5 to 2Gb since DRAM remains so cheap?

          • cryop

            they probably don’t want to future proof it too much or else there’d be less reason to buy the next one :)

          • Dliuzzo110

            I’m all for having the newest and best stuff but honestly my tbolt (single core, overclocked at 1.4) can handle some pretty intensive stuff. Shadow gun, ml soccer, grand theft auto. I think until there’s leaps and bounds made in what phones are actually being used for dual core 1.5 is plenty.

          • J Dub

            Truth. My GS1 can still run ICS very smoothly. Not to mention run some very decent games. I can also still get through a whole Friday (which tends to be the most taxing due to working all day AND usually going out all night) with some battery to spare. 

            I probably won’t use my upgrade until I see LTE phones hitting the same kind of marks. This might actually be the phone to do that. As it has 28nm manufacturing process AND LTE is actually on the same die. Both of which mean much lower power usage. 

          • http://www.facebook.com/exceter Mondrian Hernandez

            I would have to wholeheartedly agree. Really, what is the point in cramming the most powerful mobile processor…. in a phone packing a 4.x” screen and only 1gb of memory. I agree with most of the comments where about LTE + Battery > Performance, because I can just root and tether a more powerful tablet that probably can smoke a phone! I mean, why play games on a 4.x” screen when a 6-10″ screen is so much more fun!

      • r0lct

        Well. I would wait on battery life before making that proclamation.  Until LTE = 18+ hours of battery on a HD screen, I don’t consider it a no brainer.

    • cryop

      battery life > unnecessary performance. i use my phone for web browsing mostly, so i’d rather take the battery life.

  • http://twitter.com/utahcon Adam Barrett

    Blue or White… blue. If all US carriers are getting jacked on the Quad-core I am going to cry. I am on T-Mo, but I am willing to jump ship if someone comes to the table with the Quad-core phone. This phone in dual-core is just a waste.

  • Oh, the humanity!

    I had zero interest in this phone, but the hype is getting to me.  Since I have no desire to route my phone, I’m hesitant with Samsung’s track record of updating devices (especially Verizon devices) in any sort of timely manner (if they even get updates in the first place.)

    Oh, Verizon and HTC, you’re really making me consider getting a SG3 to look nice next to be GT10.1.

    • http://profiles.google.com/gonnadie4thegov Jeremy Wray

       “Root”

      And I wouldn’t be so quick to point the fingers at Samsung for the slower update schedule. The past few months with the G-Nex have basically proven that the slow update schedule is more Verizon’s fault

      • Oh, the humanity!

        Oh, know Big Red shares the blame, but try telling my GT10.1 that Samsung has no blame. It still anxiously awaits an ICS update long after Asus, Moto and Acer have delivered theirs.

  • nwd1911

    I think there has been too much anticipation for this device.  No matter how amazing the specs are, people will find fault with certain features (“only” has the S4 proc), unless they do something no one has ever seen on a smartphone and it turns out to be widely desired (unlike a projector or 3D screen).  Sounds like a killer phone and definite top contender…can’t wait to hear all the details tomorrow!

  • turdbogls

    i am pretty happy with everything.
    sticking with the SGSIII name was smart
    more colors at launch is a good thing….but hopefully the blue is a REALLY deep blue and not a bright blue.
    S4 chip is fine by me, but i think we all wanted the quad core Exynos

    still not giving up my nexus for it though.

    • cryop

      it’s probably the same colors as the ones in the event invite

  • Iluvbigdixandblakchix

    I think ill wait for the rumored HTC flagship for this fall. Can’t justify the switch from my nexus if it is indeed dual core. 

    • Snowcrash

       Agreed.

    • cryop

      first phone to bring more than 8 hours of web browsing is instant buy for me. quad core or dual core, battery life is more important

  • LiterofCola

    Kudos if Verizon gets the S3, but it’s kind of a stick in the mud that the U.S. will only get a dual-core processor (even though it’s one with good specs)  Not so sure I’ll get it after all, may just wait ’till next year.

  • naterecording

    The anticipation is killing me!!!

    • MajorDroid

      Why?

      • naterecording

        umm.. I’m curious about the specs and design and whether it will come to Verizon.  Isn’t it kind of normal to be excited about a product launch for a long-awaited big-name product?

        • LiterofCola

          I think he’s implying that this phone is nothing to get excited over.

        • No One Special

          No disrespect intended. Your statement kind of left me wanting to know if there was a specific feature or two you were looking for or if you were updating from possibly a bag phone.  Just kidding. Anticipation is a good thing.

          • naterecording

            Oh gotcha.. I guess it’s easy to misinterpret that sort of thing.  But yeah, I currently have a Droid X, and although it has done very well for me, I’m anxious to see if the SGSIII will come to Version, especially since Verizon users missed out on the previous generation.  It’ll also be interesting to see how it differs from the Nexus.

          • DX OG

            I’m still rocking my DX as well. Been holding out for a new phone this year. If this release drives the Nexus price point even lower though…?

          • naterecording

            Yeah… that will make for a tough decision.  Lower price + stock android might push me over the edge for a Nexus… The picture may become clearer tomorrow!

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony

    i’ll stick with the galaxy nexus

    • http://twitter.com/Mayzse Dave Amburn

      Same doesn’t sound like it’s much better than the nexus

      • J Dub

        Maybe not in specs, but the chipset is far superior as far as I’m concerned. I feel like it’s actually going to get decent battery life. 

        • Josh Groff

          I just hope the S4s don’t overheat like the S3s did. Soon we’ll need liquid cooling in our phones. (fine by me, lets crank up the speed)

    • pubasnacks77

      Same here

    • FortitudineVincimus

      THIS is the phone I waited for.. not that over rated & over hyped hardly updated “True Google Experience” puny GN

      • LiterofCola

        And here we go….

        • Chris Dobles

          We shall have them fight to the death! 

        • FortitudineVincimus

          preemptive strike to counter the blah blah blah GN hype that will be used to bash this phone as somehow being inferior to the great almighty GN (or so, GN owners think and tell themselves)

          • LiterofCola

            I know, I know…it was just funny how you inflicted a punch to the trachea in the first round.  Dance around the ring a little first.

          • KleenDroid

            Why would anyone say it was inferior? Unless the only consideration is the Nexus being unlocked… I imagine every phone would be superior or inferior to some depending on their needs or requirements.

          • LiterofCola

            That would be a reasonable way to look at it all.  Some here unfortunately, don’t.

          • Josh Groff

            Nexus VS any HTC phone with S-off. I don’t see the difference. Both are fully dev friendly at that point. Motorola obviously has the battery life and call quality. LG, not really sure what else they have besides design aesthetics. (only LG phone I’ve owned was a G2X and it was dev friendly.)

          • Josh Nichols

            Oh no.. a dual-core phone that’s better than another dual-core phone.. please let me tell the world how awesome my phone is compared to theirs, then let me talk down to them because my dual-core phone with OEM skins is so much better than their dual-core phone with a stock skin, or maybe let me just talk down to them because I have a better phone and thus am better than them oh noooo.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          HERE WeeGo! . . . http://www.clipriot.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/1158248170001_1438971039001_ari-origin54-arc-168-1328632045450.jpg

      • hkklife

        True, but I still want a Galaxy Note running ICS on VZW.

        • MajorDroid

          Ditto. One can only hope!

        • naterecording

          It never hurts to dream :)

        • Dominick_7

          One rumor from xda is theyre going to announce the Note 2 with a quad exynos!:0

      • demolition505

        Do u really think the S3 will get faster updates from Verizon?

        • mikesuds

          I care more about updates from the dev community at rootzwiki than I do from google.

          • NemaCystX

            Well Galaxy Nexus is getting great support thus far, so updates from Verizon are meaningless in a “what device should I buy” or “Galaxy Nexus is over hyped” conversation.

          • mikesuds

            No, I agree. I love my nexus :-)

        • http://twitter.com/ToysSamurai Toys Samurai

          Don’t get your hope so high. The only phone Verizon seems to be doing any favor when it comes to update is the i*hone. Frankly, if VZW’s coverage isn’t so much better than the other carriers in NYC/Long Island, I would leave them and go AT&T.

          • No One Special

            Excellent choice AT&T if you never leave NYC/Long Island.

          • Rick

            I work in Hillsboro OR, even though VZW signal is strong but the buildings I work in, VZW signal is extremely weak or no signal at all. I left VZW and my GN behind and went with TMO since I get mostly full bars in the buildings.

          • No One Special

            Just curious, how is the service out of your building compared to Big Red?

          • iNfAMOUS70702

            Big red isn’t doing the iPhone any favors with updates…those come straight from apple

        • r0lct

          Probably at about the same speed, so if you aren’t a rom’er, might as well go with the better hardware.

        • substring

          Update is a moot point when we have to upgrade to newer phone every 15-20 months anyway :)

      • Tweekex

        Even with the laggy updates, it is still a great phone!

      • r0lct

        But I thought you said all Samsung makes was cheap plasticky phones with bad radios?

        • http://twitter.com/jcardona1 Jose Cardona

          No, that’s just the Gnex. Look at the GSII. One of the best phones made. Google f’d up the Gnex, not Samsung. Samsung has proven that they can build quality phones. 

          • Butters619

            Whoa there tiger.  The GSIIs were also cheap plasticy phones

          • http://twitter.com/jcardona1 Jose Cardona

            Why all the hate towards plastic? Build materials aside, the GSII has been on the best and most popular Android phones. It’s a shame it never came to Verizon as it would have been a hot seller. In usual Verizon fashion, we get the neutered dumbed-down version, the GNex. 

          • Nklenchik

            Yep, Verizon really made a mistake not carrying the SGS2

          • Butters619

            They were good phones that is no doubt and the screens looked great. I just didn’t like the way the back looked and felt.  Maybe it’s personal preference but it resembled a cheap toy to me.

          • Josh Nichols

            The nexus isn’t a neutered down GSII you dumbass, you’re not proving any points by saying it. The US versions of the GSII suck ass anyways, and I bet you’ve never used an i9100.

          • http://twitter.com/jcardona1 Jose Cardona

            Prove your point dickwad. You say the US versions of the GSII ‘suck ass’. Provide facts or STFU and troll elsewhere. 

          • PC_Tool

             “The GSIIs were also cheap plasticy phones”

            “Plastic” doesn’t make it cheap or poor quality.  Please stop proving your ignorance by thinking the term “plastic” has any meaning to anyone but ignorant haters.

            So unless you’d care to show us your studies about how many “plastic” samsung phones have broken vs. “titanium” motorola devices….stop shoving bull.

          • Butters619

            I never said plastic means cheap or poor quality.  The One X is made of plastic and it looks and feels great.  I used to own a couple Palms years ago and they were always plastic and they looked and felt great.

            I’m saying Samsung phones feel like cheap toys in your hand.  And they look like cheap toys. 

            Grow up internet tough guy.

          • PC_Tool

             “I’m saying Samsung phones feel like cheap toys in your hand.  And they look like cheap toys. ”

            …and I’m saying you’re full of it. 

            “Grow up internet tough guy.”

            Right.  You can claim samsung phones are cheap plasticy toys, but the moment anyone calls you on BS you cannot possibly support with *fact*…they’re the “internet tough guy”?

            Cute.

            Like I said, get back to me when you can qualify “cheap plasticy” with some actual basis in fact.  Until then, it’ the equivalent of name-calling.  Grow up, indeed.

          • Josh Nichols

            Alright, hold a GSII and then hold a One X. The GSII feels like a CHEAP PLASTIC PHONE. Calling someone “cute” on the internet to talk down on them. Also cute.

          • PC_Tool

            “Alright, hold a GSII and then hold a One X. The GSII feels like a CHEAP PLASTIC PHONE. ”

            Woah, there, Sparky. Take it down a notch.

            You trying to sell me something??

            Anyone calling someone an “Internet tough guy” gets called “Cute”. I call it as I see it.

            So ya like the One X? That’s peachy. So much so that you have to make damned sure everyone else feels the SAME WAY YOU DO? Not so peachy.

            Someone else mentioned sheep a while back…?

            (This One-X fanclub is almost as bad as the G’Nex one. You’d think android users could actually get along…)

          • TheOiulkj

             shut up, please.

          • PC_Tool

            So glad you could add something intelligent.

            Piss off, please.

          • r0lct

            Well I guess that’s a matter of opinion not worth arguing. I’ve dropped my GN a few times and no worse off than my DX was.

          • Josh Nichols

            The GSII is made out of plastic dumbass.

          • http://twitter.com/jcardona1 Jose Cardona

            Learn to read retard. I said they “build” “quality” phones. I made no mention of “build-quality”. You’re getting confused with the Moto fanbois.  

      • Bob Martin

        good point. i guess a new posting about the galaxy S3 every day or a random galaxy S3 leaked image every few days isn’t enough to make it “overhyped”.

      • GotSka81

        In what way is the GS3 significantly better than the GN?  From what I’ve been reading, the camera may be better, but I haven’t read anything that would indicate that the performance will be significantly better…but I may have missed something.  I’d be very surprised to see this on VZW at all, even with the “evidence” provided above.

      • Josh Nichols

        It’s been updated three times since December. I don’t even have one anymore and I know this.

      • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony

        chill dudebra. I didn’t say “Yall” should stick with the galaxy nexus. to each their own. besides, galaxy nexus support is strong and will ensure I get the latest updates in a nice baked ROM. good day sir. 

      • Calculatorwatch

        Hmm, I don’t usually reply to you, but really of course this is better than the Gnex. Any phone that comes out 4-5 months later is bound to be better than it’s predecessor. I’m curious how this will relieve your concerns though as people like you tend to complain about Samsung’s crappy build quality, crappy radios, etc.. sure the camera will be better but most gnex complaints seem to be directed towards the manufacturer.

    • BTLS

      I still think the curved screen is rad and fits better in pocket than anther other phone I’ve had, especially against my super ripped thighs … Also wish more phones would be blacked out on the front with no branding like the sexy nex

      • No One Special

        Better fit in your pocket against your super ripped thighs? Were the hell are your pockets?

        • BTLS

          Umm…Upper thigh is where the hell they are… I don’t wear skinny jeans or wear the waist above my belly button, guy pal friend

        • No One Special

          Guy Pal Friend? Your original comment, well I won’t go there.

        • Liderc

          Is your thigh not curved?  Mine is…

    • Bewara2009

      its okay you can upgrade in two years.