Samsung is currently dominating the smartphone market with its recently released Samsung Galaxy S3. However, there are areas that can be improved if the Korea-based company is working on its successor or the Galaxy S4.
Samsung Galaxy S3 is enjoying its current success since its release due to the modern features and specs that topped Apple's iPhone 4S.
Recent news about the Galaxy S3 claimed that the device will come in different fun colors. Upon its launch, it is available in two colors - Pebble Blue and Marble White. A representative of Samsung U.K. told Pocket Lint: "We will be announcing potential color variants in due course." It is not yet confirmed whether the extra colors will only be released in the United Kingdom or will it be available worldwide.
As proof to the earlier statement, AT&T began accepting pre-orders for the Garnet Red Samsung Galaxy S3 on Sunday July 15. The device is expected to be available on July 29. Garnet Red Galaxy S3 will have the same specs and are being sold at the same price; $199 with a two year contract for the 16GB model, and $249 for the 32GB version.
Moreover, Samsung abolished the universal search feature of the device due to patents that Apple currently holds for Siri. Samsung more than likely wants to avoid getting into another legal battle with its number one competitor.
The device features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera, S Voice, NFC, 4G LTE connectivity, and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip.
Below are some of the possible features and specs that Samsung can improve in the Samsung Galaxy S4.
- Improved Screen Display - Bigger is not always the better. The S3 upped the screen size from 4.3-inches to 4.8-inches and the pixel density went from 217 to 306. Samsung also used PenTile approach, which means that you can still make out the pixels if you really strain the screen. Users would rather see a S2-like screen but with sharper resolution.
- Longer Battery Life - Consumers are grateful for the 2,100mAh that promises longer battery life for the S3. However, heavy smartphone users would appreciate even longer battery life that would allow them to enjoy their handsets for days without the need to charge it.
- Handset Design - One of the common comments on the Galaxy S3 is its laidback and toy-like design. Samsung may opt for more business-like aura with their handset, especially if they are planning to conquer the enterprise market.
- Better S-Voice - S-Voice seems to be worse than Siri. Yes, it is helpful but not powerful enough to deliver requests and commands. With the Galaxy S3, it is better to use third party virtual assistant apps such as Speak To It if one wants a Siri-like feature because it is far more superior. Samsung will benefit if they can further develop this feature.
- Improved Mac Support - Many would say that one should get an Apple smartphone if they want better Mac support. However, there are some people who have Mac computers but still prefer Anroid smartphones.
- Enhanced Speakers - Surprisingly, Samsung Galaxy S3's speakers sound still have some noises and tingling sounds in the background. Samsung should work on that one as well.
- Better Media Support - Integration of other media similar to the Music Hub will be greatly appreciated. Moreover, social media integration will also be a great move for Samsung.
- Wide Ranging Accessories - There are many accessories that complemented that device very well and is vital importance to the user. However, they are extremely expensive. If Samsung can find a way to make it cheaper, they would gain more users.
- S-Beam - Sharing files and contents are usual in smartphones. However, more powerful sharing options will be deeply appreciated. The modern world and consumers are all about speed and power of their devices.
- High Tech Charging - There is a current hype in earth-friendly devices. If there is any way that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged without the need to plug it, it would be awesome.
Samsung Galaxy S3 and other Samsung handsets are slowly gaining popularity in the Australian market. The device is still available in leading Australian networks.
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