1. scorpeo88's Avatar
    This article says:

    "The Galaxy S3 has a different microUSB port than other Android devices, as the port’s pins have been rearranged. That means the Galaxy S3 will not work with standard MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) adapters, which let users connect smartphones that come with microUSB ports to big-screen TVs."

    Does this mean standard Micro USB cords won't work with the S3?? If so, the 10+ cords will become useless- not cool.

    Samsung Galaxy S III will use a different MHL to HDMI adapter
    06-11-2012 10:18 AM
  2. Suntan's Avatar
    The theory is that the "USB" side of the port will still work as normal. The changes have to do with the media output.

    That's the theory anyway. But I can't see Samsung using a non-standard USB interface.

    06-11-2012 10:21 AM
  3. biff6789's Avatar
    In looking at the pictures online it is certainly difficult to tell if the pins are arranged differently. However, Samsung is going to be selling a wireless TV dongle for TV streaming and it works at a full 1080p, so take that for what it's worth.

    Link showing the dongle (click "AllShare Cast Dongle" at the top of the page):

    Samsung GALAXY S III

    ...and here is a demo showing how the dongle works:

    06-11-2012 12:21 PM