Samsung Galaxy S2 is one of the most popular smartphones at the moment and everybody is waiting for the Galaxy S3, though we don’t have any official information about it yet. The Galaxy S2 has been sold in over 20 million units and some rumors say there are already more than 10 million pre-orders from carriers for the Galaxy S3.
There are many rumors about the new S3, so we can’t know which one is true and which isn’t, but we can speculate a bit, considering the actual technology and the fact that Samsung will probably keep the same price tag for their new flagship device. Considering this, the S3 will be an awesome device and it will probably sell better than the Galaxy S2.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 has been released in May 2011 and is still one of the best sellers. It features a 1.2Ghz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB to 32GB of internal memory, 4.3-inch Super Amoled Plus display and a 8MP camera with full HD video recording. These specs are still strong after nearly a year, but better CPUs have been released and the Galaxy S3 will probably take advantage of them.
A big downside for the S2 is the really low resolution of 480×800, with its pixel density of 217 ppi. Samsung will definitely work this out and most probably the new device will feature a 4.6 or 4.65″ 720p display. Some rumors are even talking about 1080×1920, which means 1080p, though it’s less likely.
Now let’s compare them a bit and see the difference between them and if it will be worth upgrading.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy S2
While Galaxy S2 sports a 1.2Ghz dual-core CPU, the S3 will probably come with the new 1.5Ghz quad-core Exynos, which is much more powerful and also battery friendly. The CPU, along with the display, will probably be the most important upgrades in term of specifications. A 720p display should be much better than the 480×800 one, while it will probably be bigger. Some rumors talk even about a 5-inch display, though it’s less likely to make such a big flagship device and they will probably stick with the Galaxy Note series for that.
While the Galaxy S2’s battery life was pretty decent, the new S3 will most probably come with an improved one, though it won’t be such a big improvement. Rumors talk about something in-between 1,750 and 2,000 mAh and they are probably right.
Rumors say the new device will also be thinner and we’ve always seen that phone makers compete with that, so it’s possible, though I don’t believe it’s a must for users, because the S2 is very thin too.
As a conclusion to our Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy S2 fight, we believe it will be worth the upgrade, but we first need to see the official specifications.