The Samsung Galaxy S3 is without a doubt the most anticipated Android smartphone of 2012. While its rumored specs (4.6-inch Super AMOLED III HD screen, 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 12-megapixel rear camera, ceramic casing) are just what a Galaxy S2 successor should boast, smartphones like the HTC One X are no pushover and seem to bring as much of a bang as the S3.
Samsung Galaxy S3 will have its fair share of rivals but how about a Samsung Galaxy Note 2?
In addition to the HTC One X, there are rumors of the iPhone 5 expanding its display and carrying the same powerful bits found in the iPad 3 (don’t cough at dual-core processors just yet as the new-gen’s architecture is more up to date than the Tegra 3 quad-core). Then there is the Motorola Blade which appears to be a RAZR successor and boasts a larger HD display plus on-screen Ice Cream Sandwich keys.
Given that most Samsung phones use in-house technology (Samsung AMOLED display, Exynos processors, etc), while the Samsung Galaxy S3 may end up looking identical to its competitors on paper eventually, we need to remember that these updated components will be shared with the rest of the Galaxy series of smartphones as well. And that’s where the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes in.
Despite its age, the current Samsung Galaxy Note continues to sell like hotcakes and stands uncontested thanks to its size and unique software that offers advanced capacitive pen support. And it goes without saying that a top seller like the Galaxy Note will definitely be getting a successor.
While I am excited about the Samsung Galaxy S3, a Galaxy Note 2 with an Exynos 5250, 2GB RAM, 12-megapixel camera and more capacitive supporting apps (Samsung is currently running a competition for developers to create more unique stylus-supported apps) will once again stand uncontested.
Would you be more interested in a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 if its boasts the same next-generation hardware as the S3 but with Note’s extra features and size? Or has the S3 already ‘taken’ you? Sound off in the comments below.