Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini rumors “accurate” according to some Android devs

If you've been keeping up with the latest rumors, you'll know that Samsung may be plotting to reveal the Galaxy S III Mini at an event in Germany next week. It wouldn't surprise us in the least to learn that Samsung has a miniaturized version of the Galaxy S III up its sleeve, but aside from that German event invitation that surfaced a couple days back, there hasn't been much in the way of actual evidence to go on. Today, however, a handful of unnamed Android developers are adding fuel to the fire by claiming that the Galaxy S III Mini rumors are "accurate."

Samsung: Galaxy S III Jelly Bean “coming soon” to the US

We've heard quite a bit of talk from the folks at Samsung regarding the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for their highly popular Galaxy S III smartphone. For those outside of the US the wait wasn't so bad with them stating in late August it was coming soon, then it arrived in September for many in Europe. Today however we're hearing the words "coming soon" only this time in regards to the US models.

Garnet red Galaxy S III lands at Expansys in UK

Good news if you've been having a hard time getting your hands on the garnet red Samsung Galaxy S III and live in the UK: Expansys has just launched the sexy looking handset, and you can pick it up for a pretty decent price. Samsung, of course, has released the Galaxy S III in a number of different colors, but the garnet red variant has only be available through AT&T for the most part. That can make things difficult if you're with another carrier or don't particularly care for AT&T's service.

Samsung Galaxy SIII Display Specs Edge Out iPhone 5

In the constant "my phone is better than yours" battle, Android, and more specifically Samsung, has come out on top in the Galaxy S III versus iPhone 5 struggle. According to the noted research firm IHS, the Galaxy S III beats the iPhone 5 in terms of screen thinness and color gamut. The differences are relatively negligible, but they are there none the less. We don't want to sound negative on the iphone 5 here, as it has made some impressive leaps in screens when compared to the iPhone 4S. In fact, the screen is now just 1.5mm thick, compared to 2.1mm on the 4S. The color gamut is now 72 percent of the NTSC standard, where the 4S was only 50%. These are some impressive improvements, but it still places them behind the Galaxy S III. In the same stats, the Galaxy S III comes in at a tiny 1.1mm thick. The color gamut on the Samsung Galaxy S III is an impressive 100% of the NTSC standard. In spite of Samsung's screen coming in thinner, the iPhone 5 is 1mm thinner overall. IHS deduces that the overall difference in size could be due to a thicker battery on the S III. To put this into perspective, end users should not notice any difference when looking at the screen. We are talking about very tiny measurements that the naked eye should not be able to detect. None the less, knowing where the devices stand on a technical level is always interesting, and it looks like Samsung got the win on this one, even if it is only by a tiny margin. [timeline]

Samsung Galaxy S III lands at MetroPCS in October

A lot of Samsung fans probably already have their Galaxy S III, but just in case you don't yet, you might be pleased that the flagship will be arriving at MetroPCS next month. The phone launched at most major carriers a few months back, but now it appears to be time for the budget carriers to get a piece of the action too. The Galaxy S III is already an incredibly popular smartphone, selling 20 million units since its launch earlier this year, and Samsung can definitely count on a sales boost by bringing the handset to MetroPCS.

Some Samsung handsets vulnerable to factory wipe hack

It looks like there's bad news on the Samsung front today, as it's been discovered by security researchers that a single line of malicious code can factory wipe a handful of Samsung smartphones. This means that clicking on a link can automatically trigger your phone to wipe itself with no warning and no way to stop it. The exploit was detailed at the Ekoparty security conference using a simple USSD code. It can be sent from a website or be pushed to the phone with NFC, as well as be triggered by a QR code.

Samsung unveils pink Galaxy S III, coming to Korea

We all love to add a little personality to our smartphones, whether it's through a special case or just the color of the phone itself. If pink just so happens to be your favorite color (I know it's my favorite color), you'll be happy to know that Samsung unveiled a pink-colored Galaxy S III. An intimidating phone never looked so weak.