Despite all the recent buzz around the legal predicaments that Samsung is facing, with Apple having succeeded in having the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 blocked EU wide, it appears that they aren’t slowing down their pace of innovation. What’s more is that they don’t appear to be content sitting on sidelines, even with the success of the Galaxy S II having sold over 6 million phones in just a few short months.
Telefonino just broke the story that Samsung is currently working on producing a superphone with specs that look likely to blow any phone out of the water – including the iPhone 5. Dubbed the GT-I9220 (W43) for now, it will have Android 2.3.3 on board. What makes this particular phone special is that it will feature the world’s first Super AMOLED Plus HD display at 4.3 inches, with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, it will feature an incredibly powerful 1.4 Ghz dual core processor, and an 8-megapixel camera.
Perhaps even more exciting than the above mentioned ultraphone, is the upcoming GT-I9250 (W48). This absolute beast of a phone is set to have a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display, with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. For optics it will have a 5 megapixel camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It apparently will have the same 1.4Ghz dual-core processor as well.
We have heard from credible sources that it appears highly likely that Samsung will be making the next Nexus phone – the Nexus Prime. It’s important to note that Samsung produces over 98% of Super AMOLED panels in the world, and is the only manufacturer capable of creating the next Nexus with this technology on board. Adding to the fact that we know the next Nexus Prime to have a 1.5Ghz dual core processor, it appears that now – more than ever before – that Samsung appears to be the most likely manufacturer to build the Nexus Prime with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board.
Furthermore, we have Taylor Wimberly of AndroidandMe, who is arguably one of the most respected Android bloggers in the world and a personal favorite of mine, saying today that Ice Cream Sandwich will likely have performance improvements in the range of 180%+ over previous versions of Android. Read the excerpt below.
Speaking of performance increases, one of our sources told us Ice Cream Sandwich is up to 1.8x faster than Honeycomb. They didn’t provide any other details, so we don’t know if this refers to browser, GPU, or overall system performance. For all we know, they could have been talking about performance gains from the latest hardware.
Whatever happens, it is pretty safe to assume that Ice Cream Sandwich will be the fastest version of Android we have ever seen.”
So, what are your thoughts? Not too long ago Samsung promised us that they would be creating a phone with the performance of a desktop computer, and it appears that that day draws ever nearer. Any thoughts on this? Excited? Looks like Apple won’t be getting Sammy’s hot Super AMOLED tech anytime soon, and you can be sure that they want it. Way to go and bite the hand that feeds.