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Leaked slide shows nice features  (Source: Engadget)
Leaked slide shows impressive specifications

Source: Engadget

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RE: But does it have...
By Flunk on 1/18/2013 9:31:51 AM , Rating: 2
You can't have everything, phones are a bevy of compromises. If it had everything you want it would be far thicker and then others wouldn't buy it.

The truth is the majority of users never remove batteries or storage and form factor is a big deal so that who they're building these for.

RE: But does it have...
By cyberguyz on 1/18/2013 10:39:06 AM , Rating: 2
Having a removable battery and a MicroSD doesn't really make it all that thick. My SGS3 has that and it is 1/4" thick.

Nope - that is just LG trying to save some design and implementation money.

Don't get me wrong. It is a damn nice phone if you have no need for those things. It just isn't for me because I make extensive use of those features.

RE: But does it have...
By michael2k on 1/18/2013 12:39:55 PM , Rating: 2
Your S3 has a significantly smaller battery though. Increase the battery volume by 40% and something has to give.

RE: But does it have...
By cyberguyz on 1/18/2013 12:42:20 PM , Rating: 2
Ah, but if I can swap batteries, I don't need a huge battery ;)

I get your point though. I am sure a quad A15-based SoC is going to be very power hungry and a 3000mah battery is a must.

RE: But does it have...
By cyberguyz on 1/18/2013 12:46:39 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry - my bad. Quad Krait not Quad Cortex A15.

One thing I did notice is the Snapdragon Kraits are somewhat harder on batteries.

My SGS3 (US) has a dual krait as opposed to my SGS3 (Intl) that has a quad Exynos (Cortex A9). The US version is about 20% harder on batteries than the quad core.

RE: But does it have...
By michael2k on 1/18/2013 1:41:50 PM , Rating: 1

So initial estimate shows the phone has 18% more volume and 40% more battery.

RE: But does it have...
By Mint on 1/19/2013 12:00:00 AM , Rating: 2
As you mentioned later, it's 18% larger, i.e. has 15 extra cubic centimeters. By comparison, that's 60% of the volume of my Note II's 3100 mAh battery, and a MicroSD card takes only 0.17 cu cm (maybe double it for total slot volume).

The price for removable batteries isn't phone size. It just makes it harder to give it top notch build quality. You can't have any of these nice glass, machined aluminum, or unibody polycarbonate cases with removable batteries.

I think Samsung has done a really good job in giving their phones a solid feed despite needing a snap-on back cover. Personally, I'll choose the functionality of microSD & removable battery over the touchy-feely of unibody anyday.

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