1. Post #1
    Gold Member
    farmatyr's Avatar
    June 2007
    4,240 Posts
    After months of rumors Samsung has officially announced the world will meet the next Galaxy phone
    in London on May 3rd with this invite, first received by Dutch site Tweakers.net. While most speculation
    will immediately focus around something we're expecting to arrive as the Galaxy S III, the BlackBerry
    World-spoiling invite we received is conspicuously devoid of details like name or specifications. While
    we'll keep the address of the Samsung Unpacked event to ourselves, the only other information included
    is the date / time (2PM ET) and the address for a live stream on Facebook.

    The original Galaxy S and GS2 are already million unit sellers many times over since first launching two years
    ago and have led the Android pack for most of this time, so what will Samsung do to top itself this time?
    (Answer: not 3D, and it's probably a little too late for another Continuum-like gimmicky split display.) There
    are just 17 days left until we find out for sure.

    [TAB]Source: [/TAB]Engadget
    Finally!
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Norway Show Events Winner Winner x 11 (list)

  2. Post #2
    Gold Member
    DesolateGrun's Avatar
    July 2008
    6,268 Posts
    fuck I only got the Skyrocket in december
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 3 (list)

  3. Post #3
    GreenLeaf's Avatar
    November 2010
    3,838 Posts
    i haven't bought a new cellphone for 5 years and this might be the one i'm getting now! if there wasn't an s3 i would go for s2 instead!
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista Sweden Show Events Winner Winner x 3Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  4. Post #4
    Gold Member
    Occlusion's Avatar
    March 2008
    6,644 Posts
    Anyone else think there are way too many goddam phones to keep a track of?

    Why does no one copy apples model and release one phone model every year, it seems to work well.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 14Disagree Disagree x 2 (list)

  5. Post #5
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,190 Posts
    another one? Didn't they just unveil/release one in like December or something
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Linux United States Show Events Agree Agree x 1Disagree Disagree x 1 (list)

  6. Post #6
    Gold Member
    Chrille's Avatar
    August 2005
    5,458 Posts
    Anyone else think there are way too many goddam phones to keep a track of?

    Why does no one copy apples model and release one phone model every year, it seems to work well.
    I've pretty much stopped caring about smartphones. I mean, the tech is pretty cool, but I feel it's all just about apps and other such similar overblown features now. The Nokia 103 looks pretty bitching though, I'm a sucker for dumbphones that has long battery life and can take a beating
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Denmark Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  7. Post #7
     
    ijyt's Avatar
    May 2006
    9,041 Posts
    another one? Didn't they just unveil/release one in like December or something
    The Galaxy Note came out in November, but this is a successor to a phone over a year old.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  8. Post #8
    I BOUGHT THIS WITH BLOOD MONEY
    Tosas's Avatar
    June 2011
    4,146 Posts
    I like samsung
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 8 (list)

  9. Post #9
    As seen on TV
    matty928's Avatar
    May 2011
    2,024 Posts
    just bought an s2 in march shits awesome!

    Now i have to wait for the s4 to be announced to the price of the s3 goes down and i can afford it.

  10. Post #10
    RAPISTS ARE OPPRESSED
    mobrockers2's Avatar
    April 2011
    12,403 Posts
    Sell s2 to sister, buy s3 fuck yeah!

  11. Post #11
    Gold Member
    S31-Syntax's Avatar
    October 2007
    9,846 Posts
    Jeez. I only got my Captivate a year ago and its like 2 gens behind now.

    Oh well, i still love this thing.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  12. Post #12
    2014 SH Pun Award Nominee
    Awesomecaek's Avatar
    January 2009
    21,482 Posts
    I have SGS2.

    I felt like so posh, now I will be much less :[

  13. Post #13
    Terminutter's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,263 Posts
    Anyone else think there are way too many goddam phones to keep a track of?

    Why does no one copy apples model and release one phone model every year, it seems to work well.
    Because a one size fits all model does not fit all. Some people, e.g. those with poor eyesight will want a larger phone, as will those with large fingers, or who intend to use the phone a lot more (businessmen) and will probably want something like a Galaxy Note. Then there are those who want a standard smartphone, does everything, feels nice, and those will go for an iPhone, Galaxy S2 or other comparable android phone. Then there are the cheaper smartphones, designed for those who want a smartphone, but can't afford the prices of higher end phone, and phones like that are also offered by many companies. It's pretty reasonable, the main reason that it's hard to keep track of it all is due to carriers changing the names of certain models, and the fact that there's pretty much a new model of each every year. Not that that's a bad thing, I like the amount of progress in the phone market.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 2Disagree Disagree x 1 (list)

  14. Post #14
    RAPISTS ARE OPPRESSED
    mobrockers2's Avatar
    April 2011
    12,403 Posts
    Not to mention that the new high end phone usually takes up the spot of the current one, kicking it down to a lower spot in price

  15. Post #15
    Gold Member
    farmatyr's Avatar
    June 2007
    4,240 Posts
    I hope to see wireless charging be implemented in this model (as rumored), would make up for the battery life.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Norway Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  16. Post #16
    Gold Member
    Over-Run's Avatar
    January 2006
    3,132 Posts
    Wireless charging?? That would be so dope. How does that work?
    I got an S2 like 2 months ago and love it, if I could sell it for maybe a bit more than half the price of the Galaxy S3 I would do it and get this, if it had cool as shit stuff like wireless charging

  17. Post #17
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    Wireless charging?? That would be so dope. How does that work?
    I got an S2 like 2 months ago and love it, if I could sell it for maybe a bit more than half the price of the Galaxy S3 I would do it and get this, if it had cool as shit stuff like wireless charging
    Inductive charging! :science:

    Edited:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resonan...ctive_coupling

  18. Post #18
    2014 SH Pun Award Nominee
    Awesomecaek's Avatar
    January 2009
    21,482 Posts
    Inductive charging sounds like a very bad idea in area with a lot of magnetic data storage and sensitive electronics (my case).

  19. Post #19
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    Inductive charging sounds like a very bad idea in area with a lot of magnetic data storage and sensitive electronics (my case).
    Its perfectly safe as far as I know.
    Both antennas need to be matched at the same frequency for any power to flow.

    Edited:

    Besides, any modern HDD will have ample shielding against magnetic fields.
    I bet you could go and rub a magnet around your drives case now and it wouldn't do a damn thing.

  20. Post #20
    Gold Member
    Rocko's's Avatar
    February 2011
    11,586 Posts
    Gonna stay with the Galaxy S2, no need for a more high tech version of it until possibly 6 years from now.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Disagree Disagree x 1 (list)

  21. Post #21
    Bus Driver
    Demache's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,340 Posts
    Anyone else think there are way too many goddam phones to keep a track of?

    Why does no one copy apples model and release one phone model every year, it seems to work well.
    Because all the other companies want to appeal to as many markets as possible. While I think the Galaxy Nexus is a great phone for me, someone else thinks its too big, not enough battery life, no hardware keyboard, etc. Plus, in the US, we also have carrier branded phones which are just renamed and sometimes look different. And since we also use both CDMA and GSM networks, we have CDMA equivalents of many GSM phones which are often renamed and repackaged on top of THAT.

    For example, there are three HTC Hero devices. There is the international GSM HTC Hero, the CDMA HTC Hero for Sprint, and the HTC Droid Eris for Verizon, which is almost identical to the CDMA Hero just rebranded and has a different case. Three versions of the exact same phone.

  22. Post #22
    Gold Member
    PyroCF's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,214 Posts
    It has a lot to live up to, the HTC One X has set a very high standard already this year. I couldn't be happier with it, best Android experience I've had/

  23. Post #23
    SK17a
    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,927 Posts
    I like samsung
    My mom's phone was this 5 year old Samsung Flip phone, I dropped it a shitload of times, so did she and everyone else in the world. It's like a NOKIA.

  24. Post #24
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
    9,228 Posts
    Because a one size fits all model does not fit all.
    Looking at Apple's sales, apparently it does.

  25. Post #25
    I'd buy that for a dollar
    Dennab
    September 2008
    5,876 Posts
    Oh cool, I just got the epic 4g touch like... last month?
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Friendly Friendly x 1 (list)

  26. Post #26
    Gold Member
    Squad's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,365 Posts
    Anyone else think there are way too many goddam phones to keep a track of?

    Why does no one copy apples model and release one phone model every year, it seems to work well.
    Because apple releases the same phone every year.... At least this phone will be completely upgraded from the last...

  27. Post #27
    I'd buy that for a dollar
    Dennab
    September 2008
    5,876 Posts
    Because apple releases the same phone every year.... At least this phone will be completely upgraded from the last...
    Yeah, my friend has a 4S. My phone easily beats the shit out of it. Only thing it has better than mine is the resolution, which I don't even really care about.

  28. Post #28
    Terminutter's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,263 Posts
    Looking at Apple's sales, apparently it does.
    So you can somehow sum up an entire market based on the sales of one singular device, without any information about the demographics using it or buying it? In addition to that, the iPhone is a massively popular product, but it isn't owned by everyone, and not everyone wants one, for the simple fact that it does not fit their needs.
    A family of five all need phones. If all companies go for a one size fits all product that is the same as a current high-end smartphone, then it'd basically bring you to 5*450 (2200) or whatever the contracts cost, which is way more than the average family can afford to spend on phones, and would you trust a 10 year old with something worth 450? I certainly wouldn't, and neither would most normal parents, yet that ten year old still needs a phone for getting to school and back.

    To suggest that everyone can survive with something made for a one size model is totally obnoxious and ignorant of the needs of others, just because you are in the target market of a one size product, does not mean that someone with chronic eye problems can survive with it, or parents can risk it for a ten year old kid who has to travel several km to get to school or poor people, those on benefits, or the elderly can afford it. You're merely saying "it's popular therefore it's got the entire market covered", when it clearly hasn't, or we wouldn't have things specifically designed for niche markets. It's basically the same as saying "the Ford Focus clearly covers everyone as they sell well". Sure they sell well, but that does not mean that it covers what everyone needs.

  29. Post #29
    Source's Avatar
    January 2010
    3,949 Posts
    Awesome this will coincide with my phone upgrade option on my contract!
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Winner Winner x 1 (list)

  30. Post #30
    provides mlp plot free of charge
    Oicani Gonzales's Avatar
    February 2011
    18,065 Posts
    And here I am, still saving for a Galaxy Nexus (which would be my first Android device) :(

  31. Post #31
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
    9,228 Posts
    So you can somehow sum up an entire market based on the sales of one singular device, without any information about the demographics using it or buying it? In addition to that, the iPhone is a massively popular product, but it isn't owned by everyone, and not everyone wants one, for the simple fact that it does not fit their needs.
    A family of five all need phones. If all companies go for a one size fits all product that is the same as a current high-end smartphone, then it'd basically bring you to 5*450 (2200) or whatever the contracts cost, which is way more than the average family can afford to spend on phones, and would you trust a 10 year old with something worth 450? I certainly wouldn't, and neither would most normal parents, yet that ten year old still needs a phone for getting to school and back.

    To suggest that everyone can survive with something made for a one size model is totally obnoxious and ignorant of the needs of others, just because you are in the target market of a one size product, does not mean that someone with chronic eye problems can survive with it, or parents can risk it for a ten year old kid who has to travel several km to get to school or poor people, those on benefits, or the elderly can afford it. You're merely saying "it's popular therefore it's got the entire market covered", when it clearly hasn't, or we wouldn't have things specifically designed for niche markets. It's basically the same as saying "the Ford Focus clearly covers everyone as they sell well". Sure they sell well, but that does not mean that it covers what everyone needs.
    Well they do have to many models, so no one recognizes or keeps track of them. Why not just say, 3 levels (entree, midrange, high end), with very memorable names rather than something that sounds like a name generator made them?

    Edited:

    And here I am, still saving for a Galaxy Nexus (which would be my first Android device) :(
    I have that phone, the battery life is really bad, I heard it was the worst of all smartphones actually.

  32. Post #32
    Terminutter's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,263 Posts
    Well they do have to many models, so no one recognizes or keeps track of them. Why not just say, 3 levels (entree, midrange, high end), with very memorable names rather than something that sounds like a name generator made them?
    A load of the many manufacturers do pretty much keep to that tiering, but you've got each model being rebranded by carriers and new versions of each coming out yearly.

  33. Post #33
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    I have that phone, the battery life is really bad, I heard it was the worst of all smartphones actually.
    I don't understand how its so shit on battery.
    the SLCD screen on the one X should use more power and the one X has 2 more processor cores.
    Is it crap software optimization or a really shitty battery capacity?

  34. Post #34
    Bold Member
    Dennab
    October 2006
    3,815 Posts
    Wireless charging is slow. Useless tech to me...

  35. Post #35

    September 2010
    458 Posts
    So much Android phones, so little good/right-priced ones

  36. Post #36
    Gold Member
    Dierag's Avatar
    December 2007
    1,254 Posts
    My contract ends on april 20th, I'll be network-less for a short while it seems