Samsung Galaxy S3 To Have Full HD Display, Quad Core processor?

The Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone will apparently have a quad core Samsung Exynos processor clocked at 1.5GHz, possibly the Exynos 4412, as well as a 4.8-inch full HD screen with a 16:9 screen ratio.

This is what tech website BGR reported earlier today. While the quad core rumour makes sense (ZTE, Fujitsu, Huawei, LG and HTC already have handsets with quad core SoC), the full HD screen especially on a relatively small display is puzzling.

BGR also says that the smartphone will come with an eight megapixel camera with a front facing two megapixel one (that's no changes from the Galaxy S2), a ceramic chassis, 4G LTE and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

A quick calculation shows that a 4.8-inch full HD screen has a pixel density of 459ppi. In comparison, the iPhone 4S and its retina display hits 326 ppi while the HTC Rezound (4.3-inch, 1280x720 pixels) reached 341 ppi.

There's also the not so easy issue of having to power two million pixels on a smartphone, not an easy feat given that current smartphones barely reach half that.