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More details on Samsung's flagship device, Galaxy S III have emerged online.

A couple of days back, we reported that three South African mobile networks had independently confirmed that they would be stocking Samsung’s new Galaxy S III handset, as soon as July this year. Verified information on the device’s design and specs remain a little more elusive, but with new reports emerging frequently, we’re beginning to get a clearer understanding of what the new Android phone will look like.
The latest revelations come courtesy of BGR, whose ‘trusted source’ has revealed that the reverse of the device will be made from ceramic, adding a significant premium feel to the smartphone. The source also stated that it will have a 4.8” display; previous reports on the S III have all pointed towards a large Super AMOLED Plus display (although most sources have previously claimed it would be a 4.65” screen, matching that of the Galaxy Nexus), and mostly likely with 720p resolution.
What other specs should we expect? A quad-core processor is more or less a given; leaks last month suggested that this would be clocked at 2GHz. 2GB of RAM is also expected, along with uprated camera hardware, while Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is likely to be running the show.
BGR’s source also stated that Samsung is going for a large-scale simultaneous launch of the Galaxy S III, in an effort to avoid the drip-drip rollout of the current Galaxy S II; despite being announced last year, the Galaxy S II is still just arriving on some networks and in some markets. The aim is to launch the S III in over fifty “markets or cities” at the same time; assuming the device arrives in the third quarter as expected, we’ll see concurrent launches of 3G and 4G versions in the US and numerous other markets around the globe.
One other rumour that hasn’t yet been substantiated came from Phandroid last month, which claimed that Samsung will also offer a variant of the Galaxy S III with a 3D display, and integrated functionality with Samsung’s range of 3D TVs. We'll have to see if that materialises, but given Samsung's penchant for flooding the market with its Android devices - in addition to the S III, it looks like there's at least another four on the way - it's not hard to imagine the company selling a Galaxy S III 3D.
For now, so much of this remains hearsay and conjecture – but one thing that all reports and accounts seem to be pointing towards is that the Galaxy S III is shaping up to be a fantastic new device.
Ladies and gents, BGR’s back with more info about the Samsung Galaxy S III coming from its “trusted source”. This time the blog claims that it has received some more information that help paint a more complete picture of what we all can expect from Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone.
BGR says you can expect the Galaxy S III to run on Android 4.0 with TouchWiz and feature a 1.5GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor as well as a 4.8-inch “full HD” 1080p resolution display with 16:9 aspect ratio. There’s also a 2MP front camera and a 8MP rear camera. We say, expect the camera to feature with a backlit sensor as well and zero shutter lag like the one seen on the Galaxy Nexus.
BGR insists that the Galaxy S III will have a ceramic back panel and while we’re not going to pretend to be experts in the matter, we really can’t see how it would be practical to use something so inherently brittle and expensive to mass produce on a mobile phone. But like we said, we’re not materials or manufacturing experts, Samsung might have sussed out all the issues to be able to make a device that uses ceramics as a construction material. In any case, a phone made out of ceramics would be cool, in more ways than one – if you know what we’re talking about.
In terms of launch date, we’re pegging for an announcement something in March or April and market availability in the June-July window. Also an almost simultaneous global launch is very possible.
So what do you think? This Galaxy S III, worth waiting for?
More details on Samsung's flagship device, Galaxy S III have emerged online. According to the latest details, the Android Ice Cream sandwich powered smartphone will feature a 1.5GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor. The smartphone is also rumored to sport a impressive 4.8-inch screen with a full HD 1080p resolution. Strapped to the back of the camera is an 8-megapixel camera while on the front rests a 2-megapixel camera. The BGR folks also indicate a ceramic case as well as LTE/HSPA+ connectivity. The earlier reports on the device have indicated that the Galaxy S III will be the thinnest smartphone in the Galaxy S line up (7mm thickness). The device is expected to be released in a Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year. We are aware that the Korean company wants to launch the device as close to its commercial availability and according to BGR, simultaneously across over 50 “markets or cities”. keep up with the newest technologies and contemplate about how these will be used in the future. On this blog I'll share my thoughts about the future of technology, based on the high Tech Road Show Blog inventions of today.
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