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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Edge

If there is one battle that is really going to test the mettle of new smartphones this year, it is HTC taking on Samsung.

The two tech giants had a successful 12 months last year, with strong sales of both companies’ mobile devices.

Samsung has secured its reputation as a manufacturer of some great Android phones. The likes of the Galaxy S2, the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Note have made the company’s handset division its most profitable.

But HTC was not far behind, and popular phones like the Titan, Sensation and Desire helped HTC overtake Nokia as the third biggest smartphone manufacturer in terms of market value.

And with Mobile World Congress just around the corner, the two companies are gearing up to do battle with their most impressive smartphones yet – the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC Edge.

Samsung Galaxy S3

We’ve not had much in the way of details from Samsung yet, but there has been plenty of speculation to keep us going.

Rumours abound of a dual-core 2GHz processor being featured; with some even saying we might get a quad-core chip. We’re not so sure about the quad-core, but a dual-core would still make the S3 a very powerful phone.

In terms of display, we’re likely to see the S3 boast the best part of five inches as Samsung strives to be the biggest and best. And as for the camera, we could see a whopping 16MP in the S3.

HTC Edge

If the many rumours are to be believed, the HTC Edge could be the first smartphone to come with a quad-core processor in the form of the ultra-powerful Tegra 3.

It’s an exciting prospect, and unless Samsung produce the goods HTC could take some sales off the South Korean company.

Like the S3, the Edge’s display is likely to push the five inch mark, with a 1280 x 720 resolution. In terms of the camera, the 8MP rumoured for the Edge doesn’t quite match up to the S3’s 16MP – but who needs that many pixels anyway?


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