The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini: Standing In Direct Competition To Apple’s iPhone 5

Galaxy S III miniWhen rumors of Samsung launching a smaller version of its flagship Galaxy S III surfaced the corner, there was an air of credibility to the speculations. And on Thursday, the Korean manufacturer uncovered the toned-down version of Galaxy S III smartphone, called the Galaxy S III Mini.

Standing in direct competition to Apple’s newest iPhone 5, the Galaxy S III mini has a 4-inch display screen, same as the former. Together, Apple and Samsung dominate the smartphone market, controlling over one-half of the US market.

Spilling all the beans over the device, Samsung says this mini smartphone will come equipped with a 5 MP camera instead of the 8 MP of the larger version. It also said that the device will not operate on high-speed 4G LTE networks, which might make it pricing relatively low.

Furthermore, the Galaxy S III mini’s sharp Super AMOLED screen and general design offers it a stylish look. With a 1GHZ dual-core processor, the device will run Google’s latest Android system, Jelly Bean.

This smaller version of the Galaxy S III will support 32GB memory at the max. The device seems to be a great fit for small hands and pockets.

However, no announcement for its availability or pricing in the US was made by Samsung.… Read the rest

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iPhone5 loses to Samsung Galaxy S III In The Display Battle: IHS Report

Galaxy S III with the brighter displayFollowing the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5, Samsung left no opportunity to take a jab at the former’s smartphone, claiming its Galaxy S III to have better features and better display, and being everything that iPhone isn’t.

Despite the comparisons and all negative criticism for its maps app, Apple still managed to sell over five million iPhones just within three days of its launch. So the point is do customers really care? Do they ever reflect to take the signals or do they just take the road everyone’s taking?

The fact gets clearer looking at the report by IHS iSuppli Display Materials and Systems Service from information and analytics provider IHS. The report claims that although the in-cell touch technology has surely improved the iPhone 5 display, but when comparing screen thinness and color range, it still lags behind Samsung’s Galaxy S III.

Apple’s biggest rival, Samsung has made its Galaxy S III 1.1mm in thickness with full 100 percent color gamut. Whereas, on the other side, Apple’s iPhone 5 has a slimmer 1.5mm display and a 72 percent color gamut.

Incorporating in-cell technology or a touch panel combined with the main display is the first major achievement by the Cupertino Calif.-based firm.

Seeing the overall specifications, the iPhone 5 is thinner than the Galaxy S III. Seeing the success of iPhone 5, it seems that the display color gamut that this device offers is more than sufficient for most Apple lovers, who focus more on getting the best user experience.

This latest technology lets more light emit from the display and offers a vibrant and crisper image in the iPhone 5, but that’s still not up to the mark set by the Galaxy S III. However, there are many Samsung users who feel that the bright images and coloring they get on their devices look unrealistic.

So which device do you prefer? The bright iPhone 5 or the brighter Galaxy S III? Share it with us.… Read the rest

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Galaxy S III- A Success; Samsung Sold 20M Devices in 100 Days

The Samsung Galaxy S III is a successful phone. The recent report by Samsung indicates that its Galaxy S III smartphone has hit 20 million in as little as three months time. A major figure for Android smartphones, this report marks the achievement of Samsung, who recently lost $1 billion in a patent suit against Apple. But, the figure gets a little pale as compared to predictions that Apple might reach a mark of 10 million in the first week.

Samsung Galaxy S III was launched by the Korean manufacturer in late May.

The smartphone was released three months ahead of new phone announcement by rivals Apple, Nokia and Motorola.

Samsung seems to be happy by the achievement and says that the sales did help it maintain control in the smartphone market.

Samsung and Apple are involved in legal battles all over the world for patents infringement.

Just last week, Apple Inc targeted Samsung Galaxy S III flagship smartphone that it believes infringed its patent rights!… Read the rest

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Will Sales of 10 million Galaxy S III Smartphones Affect iPhone Sales?

 

Samsung’s president of Information Technology and Mobile Communication J.K. Shin, in an interview to Korea’s Yonhap News said that it seems that the accumulated sales of their Galaxy S III crossed 10 million units in just two months’ time. Breaking down the numbers, it appears that the company has sold an average of 190,000 units of the smartphone per day, following its international release on May 29.
What’s interesting is that the sales figure matches the estimate that was given by Reuters in June, which said that Samsung Galaxy S III will be able to reach the number of 10 million by the end of July. In another survey, Reuters has reported that Samsung recently exceeded Apple to become the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer.
No, we are not saying that touching the number of 10 million is a big deal, especially when Apple sold 35.1 million units of iPhone 4S in the last quarter. But the point is that the sales for Samsung are expected to rise as analysts are of the view that sales for iPhone 4S are going to slowdown in this quarter. The reason behind it is that consumers would like to wait for Apple to announce its next version of the iPhone. After consumers have seen the features of the iPhone 5, they will be able to decide if they wish to go for an upgrade or would like to go for the older version at a lowered price. The company faced the same problem last year in October when Apple was expected to announce the launch of iPhone 4S.
Portfolio manager Tim Lesko told Reuters, “I expect Apple to beat Apple’s guidance, but I don’t know whether they will beat Wall Street’s guidance.”
However, what needs attention here is that as of now Apple has not confirmed anything about its next iPhone, but speculations are high that it will hit the stores in October.
Even though Apple has not said anything about its upcoming version but rumors have it that iPhone 5 will have a more radical redesign, a bigger screen and a thinner profile.… Read the rest

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