Wolfson DAC confirmed for Galaxy S3!
May 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 947

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Wolfson DAC confirmed by Supercurio
 
Lots more detail about the S3, including exclusive stuff not covered anywhere else here (exFAT support, expanded USB OTG function, details of new bluetooth stack etc etc).
 
Audio codec:
 
Wolfson Micro WM1811 http://www.wolfsonmicro.com/products/audio_hubs/WM1811/
100dB SNR Class W Heapdhone amp output, ReTune DSP, 3x digital interface.
Like WM8994 in Galaxy S / Nexus S, except:
1x stereo DAC instead of 2x.
2x 2W Speaker amp instead of 2x 1W
Smaller and probably cheaper, same sound quality expected.
 
Audio driver configuration & policy implementation based on TinyUCM (/etc/tinyucm.conf)
Probable subset of TinyHAL implementing codec configuration in config files instead of having everything hardcoded in ROM or kernel driver at compile time.
 
Native sampling rate: 44100 Hz. It means music played will be sent as-is to the DAC instead of being processed by a software up-sampling routine as it is on Galaxy Nexus or other devices with codecs accepting only 48000 Hz.
 
AWESOME.
 
May 3, 2012 at 8:53 PM Post #3 of 947

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None sorry, will post if I hear anything.
 
May 3, 2012 at 9:18 PM Post #4 of 947

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Reports of no SD card is a deal breaker for me.  And, following Apple's lead with a non removable battery is not exactly a plus.
 
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Reports of no SD card is a deal breaker for me.  And, following Apple's lead with a non removable battery is not exactly a plus.

 
Sorry what are you talking about?
 
If you're talking about the S3 you're wrong on all counts. It has a 2100mA removable battery, and comes with 16/32/64GB internal memory AND a microSD card slot capable of supporting up to 64GB cards at present.
 
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May 3, 2012 at 9:29 PM Post #7 of 947

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My bad.  I am in the USA and I have read that the USA version lacks both features -- I could very well be misinformed, or the USA version may be different.  Regarding the lack of an SD card, it was reported that 25GB on Dropbox would be free for one year, certainly lending credence to the no-SD report.
 
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May 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM Post #9 of 947

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My bad.  I am in the USA and I have read that the USA version lacks both features -- I could very well be misinformed, or the USA version may be different.  Regarding the lack of an SD card, it was reported that 25GB on Dropbox would be free for one year, certainly lending credence to the no-SD report.

 
It actually has 50GB of Dropbox storage free for two years!
 
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Also, Supercurio says USB Audio Drivers are present, although there is no way to tell if they work out of the box without physically testing them.
 
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My bad.  I am in the USA and I have read that the USA version lacks both features -- I could very well be misinformed, or the USA version may be different.  Regarding the lack of an SD card, it was reported that 25GB on Dropbox would be free for one year, certainly lending credence to the no-SD report.

 
Fair enough. The US versions will likely be different.
 
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64GB+64GB in a phone, approaching the lossless audio era now.

Indeed, 64GB + 128GB card means I can go all FLAC on my phone (hopefully 128GB cards arrive this year, champing at the bit to replace my 64GB card).
 
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I enjoy playing all flac's on my iPod video 120gb twins.
 

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