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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Maxis has started teasing its FastTap NFC service for the iPhone which allows Touch N Go payments with your mobile. The current iPhone 4S doesn’t come with NFC capability but the teaser image suggests that this is made possible with a NFC reader/adapter case from iCarte. Even the Maxis FastTap App is already available for download on iTunes. It is also suggested that Maxis is partnering with CIMB as their payment partner alongside TouchnGo.
Last week, Maxis has mentioned that it will be expanding NFC functionality and this is probably the first wave. With more NFC supported devices in the market, we hope that Maxis will expand FastTap device support beyond the iPhone 4/4S. No dates were mentioned but we expect Maxis to reveal more details soon.
To learn more about Maxis FastTap, head over to here.
From now until 2nd April, HTC Malaysia is giving out a HTC One series phone on its Facebook page. All you need to do is like their Page and tell 10 friends why you would recommend a HTC One device.
While they didn’t mention which “One”, the image suggests that they are giving out their flagship HTC One X with quad core processor. To get started on your chance of winning, head over to their Facebook page here.
The HTC One Series will be launched in this region at the end of the month. Based on early pre-orders by some resellers, the HTC One X might be going for RM2,099 while the One V is going for around RM1,099 – RM1,199.
Can’t tell the difference between the “Ones”? Check out our spec comparison here.
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Sony has revealed the new Xperia neo L, its first ever Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset. While some might be expecting something impressive like a dual-core processor, you might be in for a disappointment.
The Xperia neo L looks like a entry level device running one a single core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, 512MB RAM with 1GB of storage that’s expandable via microSD. Over at the front, it comes with a 4.0″ TFT screen that pushes 854×480 pixels. There’s a a 5MP camera that shoots 720p HD videos and a front facing VGA camera. Design wise, it certainly looks like a Sony Xperia PLAY without the game pad slider. The full white paper can be download here.
With the Xperia neo L running on the latest Android 4.0.3, we can expect the existing Xperia NXT Series line up being upgraded soon. At the same time, Sony has also proven that Ice Cream Sandwich does work on a single core 1GHz device. Let’s hope they will keep their word on upgrading all 2011 Xperias.
Head after the break for more pics.