We’ve all seen the power of the rumor mill, with the crazy speculation whirlwind that preceded the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
While some of the pre-launch gossip was spot on (Exynos 4412 quad-core processor), some was, as expected, way off-base (2GB RAM). One rumor that had us all excited was the possibility that the Samsung Galaxy S3 would feature a Super AMOLED HD Plus display using the RGB matrix. With this type of display almost ready for production, our expectations weren’t unrealistic, but unfortunately, the final launch left display-fanatics quite disappointed.
Samsung, of course, is already anticipating the highly-successful launch of its latest flagship device, and is currently conducting a Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco. If you aren’t in the know, Tizen is a new OS being developed in collaboration with Samsung, Intel, and the Linux Foundation, among others. The open-source platform is being developed for smartphones, tablets, netbooks, and in-car entertainment systems. You can read more about the Tizen OS and the impact it is expected to have in the Android-dominated OS arena here.
Samsung has been handing out Tizen developer phones at the conference. The device is, I assume, is nowhere near to being finished and assigned as a finalized product. The developer phone, the GT-i9500 code-named Fraser, features include:
- 1.2 Ghz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor
- 1GB RAM
According to some sources over at Sammobile, it seems that the GT-i9500 also features the sorely-missed-in-the-S3 Super AMOLED HD Plus display. The inclusion of this display for the Tizen phone makes sense, as Samsung requires a huge selling point to get consumers to look away from Android long enough to develop some interest in the new OS.
You can watch a video of the of the Tizen prototype here, courtesy of TheHandheldblog:
What are your thoughts? Is the presence of the Super AMOLED HD Plus display enough for you to consider moving away from Android? What do you think of Tizen and the impact it might have? Let us know in the comments section below!