Mar 14th, 2013

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Wondering if any of the cool new features shown off today will be heading to any of Samsung’s older smartphones? Well, some of you may be in luck. Samsung has confirmed that some of the features from the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be headed to the Samsung Galaxy S3 where they make sense. This means you can probably count out anything that relies on a specific piece of hardware — like the infrared transmitter for the remote feature.

“Anything that we can do that’s not dependent on hardware like infrared, we’ll definitely bring to all the flagship devices,” said Samsung’s VP of portfolio planning Nick DiCarlo.

We haven’t been given a definitive list of features that will or won’t cross over, but it sounds like Galaxy S3 owners will get another value pack-esque software upgrade to hold them over past the life of their current contracts. Unfortunately Samsung didn’t confirm the same would be true for some recent variants or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but we’ll be reaching out to see what exactly their plans are.

Many of you are either on the fence or not unimpressed with regards to today’s announcements, and it sounds like if you already have a Samsung Galaxy S3 then there’s little reason to upgrade if you aren’t totally satisfied with what Samsung showed off today. What course of action are you taking? Be sure to vote in our poll right here.

[via PCMag]

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