This is it people. Samsung has confirmed that it will unveil the next Galaxy smartphone on May 3 at a special Samsung Unpacked event happening in London based from Tweakers.net, who’ve received an official invite from the Korean company. An anonymous Samsung employee has also confirmed the news to DDaily over in Korea. In addition to this, Samsung via its official Twitter account released what is believed to be the same image as the official invite.
In the invite, Samsung is very careful not to reveal the name of the new Galaxy smartphone. While the consensus is for the Galaxy S II replacement to be called the Galaxy S III, Samsung has not confirmed this, which also leads to the possibility of the much anticipated device to be called something else entirely OR that it could also mean that Samsung is referring to a totally different Galaxy device altogether.
Very little about the Galaxy S III – or the “next Galaxy” (sounds similar to Apple’s decision to call the iPad 3, the new iPad!) is known to the public. Speculations are rife but not much has been confirmed. Top on the list of specs expected to make it to the next Galaxy is a 1.5Ghz quad-core Exynos processor with 1GB RAM, a 12MP 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.
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.