The speculation and rumor mill around the Samsung Galaxy S3 is nearing, if it hasn’t already, epic proportions. Probably the most anticipated device of 2012 missed showing itself at CES and MWC, now Samsung has set a May 3 announcement which we all anticipate, of course, to be about the Galaxy S3. But what if it’s not? Recent information from a source inside the UK telecom industry told CNET UK that the S3 would be a minor update like the iPhone 4S was to the 4, and probably won’t be called the S3.
The so-called S3 is rumored to get a nice speed bump, and have similar specs to the HTC One X, along with an “eye-tracking” feature which would seem to be a face-unlock like feature which functions all the time. Other than those things, the source would seem to indicate that nothing really ground-breaking is coming.
WHAT? With all of the momentum Samsung has been gathering, from the amazing sales of the S1 and S2, to the impressive debut of the Galaxy Note, why would they do this? Why open the door for the iPhone 5, rumored for mid-Fall, to take over in the specs department? Why treat the millions of loyal consumers like Apple treats their consumers by only releasing a small update but calling it “the next big thing”?
Of course all of this is just pure speculation, and we only have a few weeks to wait for the S3 announcement. But with the validity of the sources starting to be more “reliable”, it does make you stop and wonder what Samsung is really up to.