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Galaxy S III changes pin layout, incompatible with previous MHL adapters

Alexis Santos

If you've pre-ordered a Galaxy S III and can't wait to see its display mirrored to the silver screen, add one more thing to that pre-launch shopping list: a new MHL dongle. According to UK retailer Clove, a change in the phone's connector pins renders it incompatible with previous Samsung-made adapters. Sammy's new microUSB-powered connector supports 1080p output via HDMI -- though it reportedly doesn't play nicely with 720p displays -- and rings up at $40 on Amazon. Mosey past the break for a video unboxing of the dongle.

Update: Turns out that Samsung's offering a basic 5-pin to 11-pin MHL adapter for only $9.99 to help ease those transition woes.

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