Everyone must have been pretty optimistic over Android’s future with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S4 yesterday evening, and it does lead us to the question – what would then happen to the Samsung Galaxy S3, the outgoing flagship model? The answer would be this – it will still hang around for some time, and if Samsung has their way, the South Korean conglomerate would also bring along non-hardware dependent features on the Galaxy S4 over to the Galaxy S3.
I guess with that, we can more or less rule out stuff like Air View that requires special hardware to make the smartphone sense just when and where your finger is hovering right above the display, and neither will we see a smart TV remote app since there is no integrated IR blaster in the Galaxy S3. As for the S Health fitness tracker app, forget about it, since the Galaxy S3 misses out on a built-in pedometer. Chances are there that we will see camera features and an improved eye tracking functionality thrown in, and why not venture forward and claim that the Galaxy Note 2, too, will also be a beneficiary of advances made in the Galaxy S4 down the road?
|Key Specs||Galaxy S4||Galaxy S3|
|Processor/Soc Name||Exynos 5 Octa 5410, 8-core, quad-core 1.6 & quad-core 1.2 GHz||Exynos 4412, 4-core, 1.4 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $265|
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|Max. Total Storage Capacity||128 GB||128 GB|
|Megapixels||13 MP||8 MP|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2600 mAh||2100 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S4 Full specs and details||Samsung Galaxy S3 Full specs and details|