Eldar Murtazin, the editor-in-chief of Mobile-review.com and a very respected peer, hinted on Tuesday that there might be a new version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 coming out.
He suggested in a succinct tweet that the tentatively-named Samsung Galaxy S3 Plus would come with a 2,400mAh battery, wireless charging and the same Super AMOLED HD+ non-pentile display found on the Galaxy S2. So one might expect whoever leads Samsung’s event tonight to have an Apple-sque “And one more thing” towards the end of the day where they will announce the Samsung Galaxy S3 Plus.
The obvious problem though would be how to theoretically position the handset compared to the existing Galaxy S3 vanilla (see our review here) and the Samsung Galaxy S4. Will it replace the S3 altogether? Given relatively poor sales of variants (Galaxy S Advanced, Galaxy S Plus, Galaxy S II Plus, Galaxy S II HD), we would be inclined to believe that it won’t be the case.
Given that the S3 Mini has already been launched at a lower price point, it is likely that the S3 Plus would be positioned somewhere between the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S4.
We reported that the S3 now costs as little as £338 and given that the S4 is likely to get a suggested retail price between £500 and £530 (the price of the iPhone 5), there’s arguably a big price gap that a £400 smartphone could (partially) fill.
In the meantime, while we all wait for the Galaxy S4 to be launched (with the live feed available here), why not have a look at what we believe the Galaxy S4 could bring over and above what the Galaxy S3 brought.