5 Things I Want from the Samsung Galaxy S III
In just a few short hours, Samsung will be taking the stage in London to announce a phone that is, as of now, called the ‘Next Galaxy.’ When it does finally arrive, it’ll likely be called either the Samsung Galaxy S III or Galaxy S3, a successor to the Galaxy S II. There have been a lot of chatter about what the Galaxy S III may or may not be and so I wanted to chime in with my Galaxy S III wish list.
I think we can all agree that the Samsung Galaxy S III is going to have some impressive hardware specifications. And it’ll most likely have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
So, my wish list includes some other things outside of the fancy hardware and the dazzling software, things that often go overlooked pre-launch and then get complained about for weeks on end post-launch.
In my dream world, the Galaxy S III is the complete package and it’s my hope that Samsung is able to live up to my lofty expectations.
The designs on both the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus relied heavily on plastic. As I’ve said, it’s one of the things that I’d change about the Nexus. If I’m paying $300 for a phone or even $200, make me feel like I’m paying for a $200 or $300 device.
The Galaxy Nexus does not.
We’ve heard rumors about a ceramic design for the Galaxy S III and I am really hoping that Samsung did, in fact, ditch the plastic and go with something more elegant.
I have a pretty good feeling that Samsung is going to launch this device on all four U.S. carriers. I’m not 100% sure, as I’ve said, but it looks good.
That being said, I hope that this happens. The awesome thing about the previous Galaxy S smartphones was that they launched on several U.S. carriers allowing consumers to select the best device, best data plan and ultimately, the best carrier to suit their needs.
This is especially important now that 4G LTE is in the mix because the networks of AT&T, Sprint and Verizon don’t cover the entire United States.
Verizon has completely dropped the ball with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus updates. I really hope that the carriers that host the Galaxy S III do not do the same.
I’m not talking major Android updates either. I am talking smaller, bug fixer updates that help make the overall experience better.
Five months for a bug fix update, especially for a phone like the Galaxy Nexus, is unacceptable.
Hopefully the Galaxy S III gets better treatment.
Quick U.S. Launch
Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S II took months to launch in the United States. Most of that blame fell on the carriers. It’s my hope that this year, with the launch taking place closer to summer, that Samsung and the U.S. carriers were able to hash out their differences and come to some sort of agreement.
I think Android enthusiasts and consumers, as a whole, would love to see the phone launch soon after its announcement.
Great Marketing Campaign
Last but not least, I’d love to see a fantastic advertising campaign for the Samsung Galaxy S III. I haven’t been wowed by any Android commercials in some time and as I’ve said before, that’s a problem.
The regular consumer needs to be wowed and if Samsung hopes to catch Apple and the iPhone, it better do something special with the Galaxy S III.
I want this phone to succeed. I want Samsung to push Apple. It can do so by winning the hearts and minds of consumers and a great ad campaign would certainly help that cause.
Now that I’ve let that out, what would you love to see from the Galaxy S III?