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Am Official press Photo leaked of the Galaxy S III leaked along with some specs. The anonymous tipster told GSM Helpdesk that the Galaxy S III will measure 131 x 64 x 8 mm and weight 125g (the Galaxy S2 is 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm, 116 g). The screen will be slightly smaller than previously rumored 4.7-inch with 720p resolution and will use SuperAMOLED Plus HD technology. That regular RGB matrix in 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S III is tipped at 12MP with 1080p@60fps video recording. The camera will reportedly also feature slow-mo recording, so the 60fps might be for that mode rather than producing 60fps clips.
As far as CPU goes, the anonymous tipster confirms the quad-core at 1.5GHz. The Galaxy S III will have 1GB of RAM (same as current model) and 32GB of built-in storage, according to the tipster. The connectivity on the S III should see the adoption of dual-carrier HSPA for downlink speeds of up to 42Mbps, but uplink is reportedly still limited to 5.76Mbps. There are other specs mentioned - Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and HDMI out. None of those comes as a big surprise, either.
Today, Samsung own executives confirmed to KoreaTimes that an Exynos-branded chipset with four CPU-cores will be used in the Galaxy S II successor.
Samsung feels the need to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm and the yet unannounced flagship will feature their own on-chip LTE radio. The fact that most previous-gen LTE devices used a separate chip for LTE connectivity was often quoted as the reason for their relatively poor battery life and Samsung is obviously going to have none of this for its next headliner.
It is still anyone guess what will be the architecture of the four CPU cores inside the next Galaxy S device. The 32nm version of the Cortex-A9 surfaces most frequently, but Cortex-A15 cores have not been completely ruled out too. A quad-core Mali GPU is also all but certain, but it is unclear if it will be the all new T604 or merely an upgraded version of the 400MP used in the Galaxy S II.
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A press Photo of the Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III Advertisement was leaked across the web today, On the bottom right of the Photo it mentions the name of Weber Shandwick, a PR company who has a history of working for Samsung. We decided to analyze this photo it to see if its true or not!
The Photo above could be true for several reasons: Weber Shandwick is the largest PR agency in the world. Weber Shandwick operates in several sectors, along with Samsung. The picture could also originate from an internal document at Weber Shandwick, which to a Unpacked event on 22 Intended to prepare May!
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Besides, the design fits the Galaxy S3. Loudspeaker front, above and below the display aa perfect match to the current design line from Samsung. Look at the Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 or 1.10 of the Galaxy note, both are the display next to the speakers!
Is it the Galaxy S II or Not ? ... it looks very close to it but we will have to wait and see if samsung will make a statement about this Photo.
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We all are waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S III to be released, After many mock-ups we have just got a photo of the finilized design of the "Galaxy S III" (Photo Above) with ICS and TouchWiz UI. It has software buttons just like the Galaxy Nexus and Ceramic bezel and back, It looks Very Sharp and Amazing but its still a "Mock-UP" too!
The first two iterations of the Galaxy S series didn't make that much of a statement as far as looks and material quality go. The Galaxy S II's design is valued more as an engineering achievement than as a beautiful product. The Galaxy S phones we've seen until now have been entirely made of basic plastic - the typical Samsung affair. However, what we're hearing is that for the Galaxy S III, Samsung is to improve its work in the design and materials department. It's said that the manufacturer has used higher-quality materials such as ceramics for the body of the Galaxy S III. We're not sure if this would make it better than a metal or glass casing, but it would certainly be an incredible improvement over the plastic used in previous Galaxy S handsets. And who knows, the manufacturer may implement it in such a way that it could be unlike anything we've seen.
Although there isn't even an unofficial word on the dimensions of the phone, we're willing to believe that the Galaxy S III may be a bit larger in comparison to its predecessor, due to the fact that it's very likely for it to be equipped with a larger display. Here's for hoping that the difference in size won't be that substantial, since the relatively compact and very thin design of the S II was among its main advantages. Thankfully, one of the many rumors claims that the device will have a 7mm profile, so there probably isn't too much of a reason to worry.
Now, there's much more to talk about with regards to Galaxy S III specs, simply because there have been more leaks in this respect. And boy does the Galaxy S III shape up as an outstanding smartphone, at least in the imagination of some enterprising tipsters. But, the truth is, that a lot of the details we've heard are actually quite possible, so it wouldn't be a big surprise if Galaxy S III does indeed turn out to be a winner in the specs department.
To begin with, the handset is said to pack a brand new quad-core processor, of course. More specifically, it is expected to be clocked at 1.5-1.8 GHz, which automatically means the phone will be packing quite a punch. Those who have used the Galaxy S II have their hopes set for a new Exynos processor - Samsung's own line of SoCs (System-on-Chips). In case we do see a new Exynos powering the Galaxy S III, it'll most probably be the Exynos 4412, which is built with 32nm technology, allowing it to deliver better power efficiency than the current dual- and quad-core offerings like the Tegra 3, all the while providing an even better user experience in terms of performance. If you'd like to learn more about this new quad-core beast of a processor, check our article about it!
However, as we've seen with some other top-tier devices recently, manufacturers decide to switch to a dual-core Qualcomm processor for the U.S. versions of the phone, in order to be able to include LTE connectivity. Examples for such cases are the Samsung Galaxy Note and the HTC One X. Here's for hoping that this won't happen with the Galaxy S III as well, and U.S. customers will be able to experience the full quad-core Exynos goodness... if that's the processor of choice for Samsung, of course.
When it comes to the amount of memory installed on the device, we're pretty much in the dark. Still, there is one unofficial report that points at having 2GB RAM on the device, which does sound pretty good. Otherwise, storage capacity will probably be 16 or 32 GB.
The rumors regarding the screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S III are claiming that it will have a diagonal of 4.5 to 4.8 inches. That would be quite an increase from its predecessor, which had a 4.3" display. Generally, we don't mind having a bigger screen, but we do mind it if that's at the expense of device dimensions. In short, if having a 4.8" screen on the Galaxy S III means having a phone significantly bigger than the Galaxy S II - thanks, but we'd rather stay with the 4.3" one. That's our personal preference, of course. The best thing would be if we have a 4.8" screen on a body that's as big as the one of the S II, but we're not really sure if that's even possible.
As far as resolution goes, obviously most sources are expecting a 720x1280-pixel screen, as in some recent hi-end smartphones. Some, however, are speculating that we'll see a 600x1024 screen, which wouldn't be so cool. As you might expect, there are also some contrasting speculations, promising us a real 1080x1920 display. We would rather stick to the 720p theory for now.
In terms of technology, we are expecting Super AMOLED HD, as in the Galaxy Note, which means Super AMOLED-grade quality, coupled with HD resolution and PenTile arrangement of the pixels, but wouldn't it be awesome if Samsung debuts a new Super AMOLED HD Plus technology with the Galaxy S III, which is just the same as Super AMOLED HD, but using an RGB matrix? However, there's this other report which mentions something about a new Super AMOLED III technology, developed specifically for the Galaxy S III. We'll have to wait and see, obviously.
It is widely believed that the camera on the next Galaxy S phone will be a 12MP one. It's almost certain that it will also be complemented by an LED, or dual-LED flash, hopefully a capable one. The Galaxy S II was a great camera phone, and it also took very good 1080p video. However, we're starting to see some manufacturers paying more and more attention to the cameras of their phones, and by the looks of it 2012 will be a year when we'll see a pretty good amount of innovation in this area. The iPhone 4S has set the current standard in this respect, but we also have the Nokia 808 PureView on the way with its 41MP sensor and lossless zoom capabilities. We also have HTC who has developed a brand new technology called ImageChip that's expected to take mobile photography on the company's devices to a whole new level. These are actually the reasons why we expect Samsung to do some other innovation in its camera besides upping the resolution. Knowing the attention Samsung pays to its phone cameras, chances are we'll most probably get what we want.
On the video recording front, we expect the Samsung Galaxy S III to be capable of capturing 1080p video, same as its predecessor. However, we're willing to believe that the improvement here will be with regards to the quality of the video material.
Naturally, the Galaxy S III is to sport 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity, where available. It's also a no brainer that it will come with LTE support in the U.S. and in the other parts of the world that have LTE networks set up. However, as we said earlier, we do hope that the LTE version of the device will stick to the quad-core Exynos processor and won't use a dual-core solution by Qualcomm, similarly to the Galaxy Note and One X. In those areas where LTE is unavailable, the Galaxy S III will most probably deliver those beloved 4G speeds through HSPA+.
By now it should be crystal clear to everyone that the Galaxy S III will be running on Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is great. It'll also have the TouchWiz user interface on top, which isn't so great. Still, we think we have an idea how Samsung might ease the pain here. The company needs to come up with a new, 5th version of its custom UI, which looks way better than what we have on the Galaxy S II. This should do it, however, whether or not Samsung has any such plans is still a mystery.
We've finally reached the painful part for every Android addict. We've literally been flooded with rumors regarding the Galaxy S III release date, however, almost all of them have been proven wrong so far. Frankly, the best guess, according to us, so far is that we should expect the device in the first half of the year, or early Q3 at the latest. This is as certain as it is nonspecific. Still, South African carrier Cell C has already confirmed that it expects to have the handset in July, so that's probably when we should expect it. One thing we really hope for is that it won't take forever this time for Samsung to bring the handset to the U.S., as with the first and second Galaxy S.
Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II smartphones Hits the the Highest Worldwide all time Sales record. However, that both otherwise high-end devices were made out of plastic was somewhat disappointing. BUT, Samsung Galaxy S III might set a new standard as the smartphone will sport a ceramic body, if rumors were right! Eldar Murtazin now claims that the design of the Samsung Galaxy S III has been finalized, suggesting that production of the device is ready to kick off.
But the ceramic casing is expected to be only one of the device several premium features. Rumors claim that the smartphone will be only 7mm thick, yet packed with processing power delivered by a quad-core processor. The display on the Galaxy S III is rumored to be 4.8-inches in diagonal and will most likely sport HD resolution.