With Samsung having announced that the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3 will be announced at a separate event shortly after MWC 2012, the release of the device now looks set for sometime in the fall (it took the Galaxy S2 almost 6 months after the announcement to be made available through US carriers).
Now this just happens to also be around the same time the Apple iPhone 5 is expected to be announced following last year’s delayed iPhone 4S launch schedule.
So where do these behemoths stand against each other? Given that both manufacturers are unlikely to release any details until the official announcement, we have to turn to the rumor mill for some clues.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5 (rumors)
During MWC 2012, the folks over at BGR have suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will pack a quad-core processor, 1080p HD screen, and a ceramic case. The blog goes on to spill more technical details like a 1.5GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor, 4.8-inch 1080p 16:9 screen, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera and will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a new version of TouchWiz on top. It will also be 4G LTE capable.
As for the iPhone 5, it too shares very similar upgrades. Rumors suggest that it will share the same chipset as the upcoming iPad 3 which will purportedly be quad-core as well. It will also get a screen size upgrade although 4.8-inches may be a little too far. As for the camera, the recently unveiled 12-megapixel Sony camera sensor has been tipped to be making its way into the iPhone 5. Lastly, it will run the latest iOS 6.0 (to launch with iPad 3 as well?) and be the first iPhone that is LTE capable.
Rumor-wise, both devices look on par with each other and appear to be on the same crash course for a fall release. Based on these rumors, which one would you pick?