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After being a no-show at this month’s Mobile World Congress event, the Samsung Galaxy S III is appearing on the web, courtesy of a leaked image passed to GSM Helpdesk Netherlands. Along with image of the smartphone are device specifications, including a 1.5 GHz quad-core chip.

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After being a no-show at this month’s Mobile World Congress event, the Samsung Galaxy S III is appearing on the web, courtesy of a leaked image passed to GSM Helpdesk Netherlands. Along with a purported official press image of the expected smartphone are most of the hardware specifications.

The Android 4.0 device looks to have Samsung’s latest version of TouchWiz software atop the user interface, similar to the Android 4.0 upgrades being pushed to the Galaxy S II. A 4.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD screen is expected with 1280 x 720 resolution; an improvement over the PenTile screen on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus handset.

The new phone is expected to run on Samsung’s 1.5 GHz quad-core chip, 1 GB of memory and offer 32 GB of internal storage. A big upgrade should be the camera, coming it at 12 megapixels, although picture quality will also depend on the optics that Samsung chooses to use. The Galaxy S III will reportedly handle 1080p video at 60 frames per second and video chatting with a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera.

The rumored date for a Galaxy S III launch is May 22 and Samsung is likely to hold its own launch event, similar to how Apple debuts new hardware. Let the comments about Samsung copying Apple yet again commence in 3… 2…. 1!

  1. Andrew Bruemmer Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    If it really does look like that I’m going to have to take a closer look at the HTC One X.

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  2. Coping Apple ? Well I’m already laughing with my old good galaxy note when seeing an iphone user… :-) Yes Samsung make phones, with a touch screen, user interface, etc – like Apple, so in that it is coping Apple… It is really urgent for Apple to start to innovate a little bit again ! Let’s say that today my grand father have iphone because it is supposed to be simple, and young dynamic adults have Samsung/HTC/etc ;-) Bad for Apple but I’m sure that all Apple boys will say that this is not true… :-)

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  3. The forthcoming iPhone is rumored to have 4.6 inch screen. Now who’s copying whom?

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  4. As an Android fan, I woke up one morning – in Canada, which is where I have been living for the past 3 years – and realized that Apple is the only company who is really good to me.
    This conclusion is location based, as Apple is the only content provider not passing or limiting Canadians. It too me a huge amount of time to admit it. But Google as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and other just ignore Canada. Sure you get something but not everything. And I deserve everything! lol … consumer wise.
    So 4.7″ is wonderful. Heck the next note being 6″ is even better. But I fail to see any advantage now beyond size. I have a feeling that Apple will bring some big differentiation with iPhone 5. It will be only 4″ but probably have 3D or something new. Anyway, I am not buying anything for now till I can compare Galaxy III, Note II and iPhone 5. With new mentality that is starting to give Apple some credit!

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    1. BTW, I am starting a rumor that Apple will have a 6″ iPhone 5 “max” ===> maybe I need a petition :)

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    2. Whoa! That’s a big change for you Tal, but I can completely understand why. I like using all of the different platforms, but I’m starting to turn more towards iOS due to content choices and general simplicity. Ugh…

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  5. This is not the GSIII….First thing to look at is the notification bar….thats a green battery icon (Gingerbread), also take a look at the screen, look familiar? thats because it is the same screen that was used to introduce the GSII. Also, the bezel is a completely different resolution than the rest of the phone….a capacitive button that doubles as a physical button? That doesnt make sense….this is a fake and a sham…do not buy into this…come on people

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  6. Samsung copying Apple yet again commence in 3… 2…. 1 ??? Hello excuse me .. I hope you meant the other way around .. like Apple (read iPhone5) ..copying Samsung for a bigger screen … a quad core processor .. enabling NFC .. a better megapixel camera .. slim factor .. etc etc .. if not you are just one of the iSheep journalists …..

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  7. i have a samsung galaxy s3 and everything about it comes from apple, you could do everything it does on a jailbroken iphone from about a year ago. im waiting for the new iphone now. all the good apps for android are still in beta but been ok for years on iphone, galaxy just has better hardware but if iphone had same specs it would be better by far

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