Build In Plenty of Storage

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-04-23 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

5. 32GB of storage (and up)

The future of the mobile industry relies on storage. An increasing number of people are buying video, music, apps and other multimedia. So they need more capacity to store all of those digital downloads. If the Galaxy S III is to be successful, it'll need to respond by shipping the device with an ample storage capacity of 32GB and up.

6. A new design

The Samsung Galaxy S II comes with a nice enough design, but it's somewhat lacking when compared with the iPhone and other later releases from companies like LG. In response, Samsung better show off something incredibly impressive with the Galaxy S III. Design matters in the mobile space. Apple knows it. Does Samsung?

7. Cloud integration

Apple's iCloud has been a nice addition to the iOS ecosystem, and a key reason some people stick with the company's devices. Now, there are rumors surfacing saying Samsung will respond with a cloud solution all its own called S-Cloud. Here's hoping that platform comes to the Galaxy S III and allows for seamless data synchronization across Android-based devices.

8. A serious camera

One of the main reasons people buy smartphones and tablets these days, next to telecommunications and Web access, is to snap photos. So, to make the experience far more appealing, companies like Apple and others have been bundling better cameras into their handsets. According to some reports, the Galaxy S III could come with a 12-megapixel camera. Note to Samsung: Follow through on that report.

9. Near-field communication

Google Wallet might have gotten off to a rough start with little usage and security problems, but the platform is here to stay. Over time an increasing number of Android-based devices will support the mobile-payments system. So, perhaps Samsung should bundle near-field communication technology into the device to take a leading position in supporting this technology.

10. An affordable price tag

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Samsung cannot go overboard pricing its smartphone. Yes, it's a flagship device and yes, it'll probably be the best answer this year to Apple's iPhone 5, but that doesn't mean that it should cost any more than $199 to start. Apple dictates pricing in the mobile space, and Samsung must remember that.

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Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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