Samsung has witnessed extensive popularity over the months due to its Galaxy S2, which actually gave Apple's iPhone 4S a run for its money. Now Samsung is expected to reveal its next big Android smartphone, the Galaxy S3, to try and maintain a hold on the smartphone market. However, it might face stiff competition from few other Android-based devices, apart from iOS, and HTC’s Edge is one among those upcoming smartphones.
Although the devices are yet to be announced officially, let’s find out where each stands at the moment.
Display: The Galaxy S3 is expected to be somewhere around 4.6-inches and arrive with a Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels (319 ppi pixel density). The Edge from HTC, on the other hand, is said be around 4.7-inches and feature a Capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi pixel density). Nothing is known about the dimensions and weight of both the devices yet.
Operating System: Now if the rumors are to be believed, the Edge is about to arrive with the latest Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich. However, nothing is official thus far. On the other hand, it is still unknown as to what the OS for the Galaxy S3 will be, and many believe that it will be the same as that of the Galaxy S2 ( v2.3 or Gingerbread, but upgradable).
Processor: While the Galaxy S3 is expected arrive with a dual-core 1.8 GHz processor with 2 GB of RAM, the HTC Edge is heavily rumored to boast a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor with 1 GB RAM which can prove to be a major game breaker as a point of comparison for any other smartphone.
Camera: The HTC Edge is expected to arrive with a primary, rear-facing 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash camera with Geo-tagging and face detection and video capabilities at 1080p. A secondary front-facing camera for video chat is also expected. The Galaxy S3, meanwhile, is expected to reach out for the unknown and arrive with a primary 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash rear-facing camera with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, and video capabilities of 1080p at 30fps. A front-facing, secondary 2 MP camera is also expected.
WLAN and Bluetooth: The Edge is said to arrive with WLAN features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP and EDR. The Galaxy S3, on the other hand, is expected to feature Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth v3.0+HS.
Internal Memory and SD: The Galaxy S3 is said to arrive in both 16GB and 32GB and can later be extended up to another 32GB via microSD cards. It is still unknown how much the Edge will provide internally but a microSD slot, which can be extended up to 32GB, is expected.
NFC and other features: Nothing is known about the Edge supporting the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology thus far, but it is said that the Galaxy S3 will feature the NFC, which will be optional. Both the devices are said to sport a standard Li-lon battery, and although LTE is expected for the Samsung-made device, nothing can be said about the HTC Edge.