Accessories Reveal the Shape of the Next Galaxy?
A company called Kolay has released a pair of accessories for sale on Amazon’s UK website here, here, and here which contain previously-leaked renders of the phone to be revealed next week. There’s certainly no guarantee that these renders are accurate, yet this company invested the money and other resources to produce these accessories - a risky move if the company has no knowledge of what shape the next Galaxy will take. That’s not to say they wouldn’t take such a risk if they’re in a position to make quick design changes and eat the costs of producing their present products (especially since they got a lot of free publicity from various tech blogs).
The Galaxy S III Beats the Competition in Graphics Benchmark?
A member of the GLBenchmark graphics benchmark site community recently uploaded a test in which the rumored Galaxy S III chipset (now believed to be a quad-core Exynos 4 series processor clocked at 1.4 Ghz with a Mali-400 graphics chip clocked at 400 Mhz) closely beat out the iPhone 4S and blew away the HTC One X (of course, that means the iPhone 4S also blows out the One X). I would like to point out, however, that since this is not an officially released benchmark from the GLBenchmark staff, it could easily have been faked.
Samsung claims that the Mali-400 in its Exynos 4212 chipset is 50% faster than the one in the Galaxy S II, which can be accomplished by clocking the chip at around 400 Mhz. It should be noted, though, that the SGS III will reportedly feature the unannounced Exynos 4412 chipset rather than the 4212, but it could still contain the same GPU. Apparently, the next-generation Mali T-604 chipset (which is 5X faster than the Mali-400 in the SGSII) is unlikely to be used in the SGSIII, as it is included in the Exynos 5 chipset bound for high-resolution tablets.
Oh, Samsung, You Tease / Oh No You Didn’t!
Samsung has released a teaser video on its thenextgalaxy.com site. While no details are actually released about the device, it has some really cool “outta space” special effects. They also have an anagram site www.tgeltaayehxnx.com that makes you reshuffle the letters in order to see the video. As of the writing of this article, the site is suffering an epic traffic jam, so you might have trouble getting to it. In that case, you can see the video here. You’ll notice that nothing is revealed about the device itself, except that it “fits perfectly in your hand” and an ‘Oh No You Didn’t!’ segment implying that “everyone else” are iSheep and promising that you won’t be one of them should you get the next Galaxy.