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Samsung Galaxy S3 Release Date in April Denied

Andrew Williams


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Samsung Galaxy S3 release date rumours have circulated for a while. The latest was that the phone would go on sale in April, but Samsung has since denied this claim.

Recently, ZDNet Korea cited sources indicating that the Samsung Galaxy S3 would arrive in April. Mimicking Apple, Samsung's plan would therefore be to unveil the phone just a few weeks before availability. However, the phone-maker has since stepped-up to deny these April release date rumours.

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On Twitter, Samsung wrote, "please note, some reports regarding a press release for Galaxy S3 are not true. Once a specific launch date is decided we will notify you via Twitter first." Who to believe?

Samsung's denials may simply be an attempt to keep the surprise factor of its launch in-tact. ZDNet's source for the original April rumour was Samsung's marketing and advertising agency, rather than the Far East parts suppliers often quoted in such stories. Also, Samsung is to hold a launch event on 15 March in Amsterdam - which could easily be when the Galaxy S3 gets its official outing.1080p

A 1080p 4.8in screen - mad, right?

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected to feature a quad-core 1.5GHz Samsung Exynos processor, Ice Cream Sandwich software, 4.8in screen and - here's the biggie - a 1080p display. Plenty of 720p-screened phones were spotted at Mobile World Congress 2012 in February, but such a high-res screen would set a new standard. With 458dpi pixel density, it would trash the 326dpi of the iPhone 4S - currently the best-known high pixel density phone there is, by far.

Do we need this many pixels, though? You'll give yourself a headache trying to see the pixels in a 720p 4-point-something-inch screen, so is Samsung's spec-chasing simply a way to one-up competitors without any real benefit for the buyer? Or is the Samsung Galaxy S3 already no. 1 on your smartphone hit list?


March 6, 2012, 9:14 pm

Android doesn't currently support pixel densities that high, so I'm calling BS on this. The highest density the API currently supports 'xhdpi' mode, which is designed for roughly 320ppi.

A higher density would wreak havoc with the graphical elements of the UI, aside from being largely pointless.



March 7, 2012, 1:15 am

Samsung usually put extensive work into modifying Android. Touchwiz isn't just a skin. For example it is hardware accelerated. It could be that they've added 'support' for 1080p.


March 7, 2012, 2:10 am

Sure, but then you've got third party compatibility issues. No current app will be written to support that density, as Android itself doesn't support it. There are ways to get around it, but that's a lot of hassle that makes the whole concept unlikely.


March 11, 2012, 7:01 am

Huawei Ascend D Quad has 330 ppi density. So what does this mean for Samsung, would a 458 ppi be possible?

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