When more and more leaks and rumours start to come out of the woodwork it’s an almost sure sure sign that a launch, or at the very least an announcement, is eminent. This is the latest unverified leak of the Samsung Galaxy S III. The source claims that it is the first official picture of Sammy’s latest flagship Android.
The source also has some details about the device, again, all of which are still very much unconfirmed. The Galaxy S III is said to feature a 12 megapixel camera with 1080p video and built-in software with special effects like slow-mo and time-lapse mode. In addition, the camera is said to be capable of shooting videos at 60fps (standard is 30fps). There’s also a 4.8-inch 720p Super Amoled HD display with a 1280×720 pixel resolution and a 305ppi pixel density promising a razor sharp viewing experience. Samsung’s 1.5Ghz quad-core Exynos processor is also expected to make its debut in the Galaxy S III. The processor is rumoured to be paired with 1GB of RAM.
Other specs include NFC support, a 1.3MP front camera with 720p video and a removable 1,750mAh battery and 32GB of on board storage. In terms of dimensions, the Galaxy S III is said to have a thickness of 8mm – not ultra-thin but still thin by today’s standards.
While the specs look promising, we’re still not seeing anything spectacular. There are rumours that the that the device will be made out of ceramic and Samsung will embed wireless charging technology in the Galaxy S III but these nuggets of info, like the rest, are still rumours.
Aside from the specs, more solid information about the Galaxy S III has surfaced in China where a top level Samsung exec has indicated that the device could make its first official public appearance as early April. Samsung’s Greater China President Kim Young-Ha revealed this when he spoke with Chinese media around the company’s plans for the Chinese market.
This conflicts with an earlier rumour that said Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy S III on May 22 in London ahead of the 2012 Olympics to leverage the massive global sporting event. Korean reports state that Samsung is considering moving the launch of the device forward from May to April; the reason isn’t clear, but it appears that company is looking to finalise plans for what could be the official Olympic handset. With the London Olympics commencing in July, Samsung has to effectively plan and execute its launch in order to ensure it capitalise on the worldwide event and boost sales of its new handset.
So it looks like this Galaxy S III thing is going to be epic. Let’s hope the new device won’t disappoint considering the amount of buzz its generating.
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