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Smartphone Battle: Will Samsung Galaxy S3 Outshine Apple (AAPL) iPhone 5?

 February 21, 2012 10:08 AM

Samsung is expected to launch Galaxy S3 smartphone in March. The smartphone battle between Samsung and Apple (AAPL) is likely to get severe as their best ones are heading for this year launch.

Galaxy Nexus, which is the result of flagship collaboration between Samsung and Google (GOOG), has already turned out to be a huge hit in the market.

With Galaxy S3, Samsung is trying to take a huge leap in the market and give stiff competition to Apple's iconic rumored product iPhone 5, which is speculated to be released in the second half of this year.

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Galaxy S3 is anticipated to be adorned with a 4.6-inch high-definition 1280 x 720 pixels Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen with 319 pixel density, quad-core 2 GHz/ 1.8 GHz Exynos 4212 processor with 2GB RAM, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), 12 megapixel LED flash rear-facing camera and a 2 megapixel front-facing for video calling.

The input features which might accompany Galaxy S3 include touch-sensitive controls, Corning Gorilla Glass, TouchWiz UI v4.0 or Touchwiz 5.0, accelerometer, gyro and proximity sensor. Samsung Galaxy S3 will have 16/32GB storage and an external microSD card support that could be expandable up to 32GB.According to rumors and leaked resources, Galaxy S3 is expected to feature a 2250mAh battery.

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On the contrast, Apple iPhone 5 is rumored to sport 3.7 to 4.0 inches Quantum Dot LED curved glass edge-to-edge display, a 1.2-to-1.5 GHz quad-core A6 chip with probably 1GB or more of RAM, iOS 5, 12 megapixel dual-LED flash 3D camera and a two megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.

iPhone 5 will likely feature scratch-resistant glass, aluminum plate casing, oleophobic coating, accelerometer, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. It is expected that the Apple smartphone will come with 16/32/64 GB internal storage and an external microSD card support. It is expected that iPhone 5 will have a better battery when compared to the Li-Po 1420 mAh battery in iPhone 4S. Both the smartphones, Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5, are expected to come with 4G LTE support and NFC. A revolutionary way of charging mobile devices may see iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 gain mass appeal. The inductive wireless charging technology for the devices could juice up its battery without the use of cables or plugs. By utilizing a charging dock, the devices could charge its battery as well as share, sync or back up data at the same time.

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