Mobile World Congress has so far yielded a boatload of new phones and mobile devices. However, notably absent is the Galaxy S III, which was originally expected to be in Barcelona but had its launch delayed by Samsung. The company confirmed that the device wouldn't be at Mobile World Congress ages ago, but that hasn't stopped people talking about the next phone in Samsung's hugely successful Galaxy line.
Previously rumored specifications for the Galaxy S III had us pretty excited. We had heard the phone would pack 2GB of RAM, a 12MP camera, a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD display, NFC, and 4G LTE and we were pretty stoked. However, Boy Genius Report has what it claims are the official Samsung Galaxy S III specifications and, dare we say it, it's even better than we had initially hoped.
According to BGR's source, the phone will have a massive 4.8-inch "full HD" display with a 1080p resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, a 1.5 GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor, an 8-megapixel camera in the back, a 2-megapixel camera up front for video conferencing, 4G LTE, Android 4.0 (AKA Ice Cream Sandwich), and a ceramic case.
The Galaxy S III isn't expected to launch for another couple of months. Indeed, the reason Samsung chose not to unveil it at MWC was because the company didn't want too much time to pass between the unveiling and the actual launch of the device. Still, when it does launch, BGR's sources say Sammy hopes to do so in over 50 "markets or cities" simultaneously. That would be a nice change from the dribs-and-drabs approach we saw with the Galaxy S II launch. That device first launched in May but didn't make it to the U.S. until the fall.
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