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Topic # 85879 27-Jun-2011 17:46
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http://www.samfirmware.com/apps/blog/show/7520427-galaxy-s-iii-

my 2 weeks old SGS II will be superseded in 4 months time (facepalm) 





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  Reply # 486524 27-Jun-2011 17:49
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Ouch, that's scary fast for a refresh!

I feel the pain for those that have just purchased SG II...

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  Reply # 486541 27-Jun-2011 18:52
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fronm the predictions we are getting a SGS2S if you like. i'm happy with my sgs2 :) but will that further delay the iphone 5 assuming it also tries to match the new beast

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  Reply # 486545 27-Jun-2011 19:04
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I have absolutely no regrets with buying a sgs2 and now reading this, I very much doubt an ip5 will be significantly or even any better than a SGS2 anyway.

The SGS2 is still a fantastic phone lacking nothing, it is still light years ahead of virtually all other available phones (bar a very small number of similarly specc'ed phones)

The SGS2 has awesome support from Samsung, from the XDA community, it will just get better and better!

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  Reply # 486546 27-Jun-2011 19:07
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There's not a lot they can really upgrade this time. There's only a small number of handsets that even come close to the current SGS2. More internal storage, better camera, nfc and an upgraded cpu. No biggie for me, I've got a 32gb card, don't need nfc, am happy with the camera and it's easily overclocked. I certainly don't regret this purchase.






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  Reply # 486547 27-Jun-2011 19:10
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I heard it might just be the same Galaxy S II as now, except...overclocked to 1.4ghz and 2.3.4

Meaning that all current Galaxy S IIs should run at that speed? Maybe Samsung have been stress testing the current gen in their factory and will push it out slightly faster in September to combat the iP5?




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  Reply # 486548 27-Jun-2011 19:12
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vinnieg: I heard it might just be the same Galaxy S II as now, except...overclocked to 1.4ghz and 2.3.4


Meaning that all current Galaxy S IIs should run at that speed? Maybe Samsung have been stress testing the current gen in their factory and will push it out slightly faster in September to combat the iP5?


I personally think that the iPhone 5 will be a copy of the SGS2..




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  Reply # 486553 27-Jun-2011 19:34
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I agree with old3eyes, I reckon the ip5 will have the heart of the ipad2, 8mp camera and maybe a 4~4.5" qhd (or similar) screen.

At best it will be an equal for the sgs2 with maybe a couple of arty farty feel good apple features chucked into the mix....

Fwiw I read a comment on vf forums which would suggest a 2.3.4 update is not too far away for sgs2

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  Reply # 486595 27-Jun-2011 21:22
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all these competition will be good! can't wait to get the iphone 5 for the wifey ... :p (currently on ip4)

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  Reply # 486746 28-Jun-2011 10:06
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heavenlywild: Ouch, that's scary fast for a refresh!

I feel the pain for those that have just purchased SG II...


A 6 monthly product cycle is certainly typical of HTC for its smartphones, so why not Samsung? 
The advantage for them is they get two goes at trumping companies that only update annually (things starting with i). 
The disadvantage for us is that our new toy doesn't even reach its first birthday before it is no longer an object of awe and wonderWink.




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  Reply # 487157 28-Jun-2011 21:38
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nakedmolerat: http://www.samfirmware.com/apps/blog/show/7520427-galaxy-s-iii-

my 2 weeks old SGS II will be superseded in 4 months time (facepalm) 


I've read something similar to that today as well. Don't Worry, I think it's just a beefed up version of the SGII made to co-inside with the launch of the iPhone 5.

The actual SG III is expected next year. Besides, it wouldn't be in Samsung's best interests to launch a new phone months after the SG II, You'd be killing the US market before you'd recouped the developmental costs of the SGII (IMO).

When I finally get my SGII (this week hopefully), it'll be such a leap forward from my N95 that it wouldn't matter if it was the SGII or SGIII.

L. 


P.S. the beefed up version is just the original cpu overclocked to 1.4GHz

[Edit: Dang, didn't see the other posts other than the Op's] 

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  Reply # 487162 28-Jun-2011 21:53
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It's worse for the poor suckers who go an buy a Milestone from Telecom, who still sell the first generation, when the THIRD generation is going in sale very soon (in China apparently).  That's two whole generations!

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  Reply # 487165 28-Jun-2011 21:57
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Ahhhh with all these news of new SGS3 or Google's Nexus Prime, i had my heart set on SGS2, now I am not so sure..

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  Reply # 487169 28-Jun-2011 22:02
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mrgsm021: Ahhhh with all these news of new SGS3 or Google's Nexus Prime, i had my heart set on SGS2, now I am not so sure..


I know what you mean :(

It's just like computer hardware (especially expensive graphics card), you have to buy it with the understanding that there will be better and cheaper offerings months away. The only comfort you can gain from this merry-go-round of upgrading is to get a good deal, or sell something (... well that's the theory).

L. 

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  Reply # 487170 28-Jun-2011 22:03
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I love my SGS2 .... if they are to release a SGS3 there is still some room for improvement.

Notification LED;
Stereo recording for the audio on the video;
Higher screen resolution; (seems to be the one thing apple fanboys harp on about) 

That's the start of my wishlist Tongue out  

        

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  Reply # 487250 29-Jun-2011 08:55
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gibben: I love my SGS2 .... if they are to release a SGS3 there is still some room for improvement.

Notification LED;
Stereo recording for the audio on the video;
Higher screen resolution; (seems to be the one thing apple fanboys harp on about) 

 Tongue out          



Not only the Apple fanbois but a lot of mobile reviews as well.. 




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