The next flagship Galaxy phone won’t be a huge improvement over the Galaxy S2, an insider claims, potentially puncturing the fast-inflating balloon of hype surrounding the year’s most anticipated smartphone.
Citing an anonymous mobile industry mover and shaker, CNet UK reports that contrary to expectations that the phone will be a game-changing spec-sheet monster, the enhancements it offers will in fact be broadly comparable to what the "iPhone 4S was to the 4”.
This if-ain’t-broke approach will be reflected not just in the smartphone's features but in its look too, which won’t be much changed from the S2. Unlike other Android Ice Cream Sandwich-powered phones, it will even retain a front-facing, physical home button, he claims.
He also kyboshed the received wisdom among tech sages that Sammy will brand the soon-to-land phone the ‘Galaxy S3’.
Apparently, instead Sammy is set to ‘do an Apple’ this time around. By which we think CNet’s man means that it will throw us a curveball along the lines of the back-to-basics name Apple has chosen for the 'new iPad'.
Or more likely, the company could opt for an iPhone 3G-style nomenclature and go with something that refers to the fact that, in select territories at least, the phone will almost certainly have 4G network support.
Alas, there were no spec-sheet revelations from the tech mole. But he did intimate that the HTC One X will be its closest cousin. That suggests that the phone will rock the quad-core processor that we’ve been led to expect, as well as a larger screen in the region of 4.7-inches.
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