Samsung Galaxy S3: Rumor Roundup

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Samsung Galaxy S2 was heralded one of the top smartphones of 2011 with its all-powerful features packed into a slim sleek case. Now Samsung enthusiasts are gearing up for the all all-new Samsung Galaxy S3 model.

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The S3 is one of the most anticipated phones of 2012. Although there have been no official announcements from Samsung about the upcoming phone's features, many rumors are circulating the Web.

The most popular rumor is that Samsung will launch a 8GB entry-level version of its Android phone. The phone will have smaller memory, but come at a reasonable price compared to the larger model, according to a report published in Planet Insane.

Here's a roundup of rumors surrounding the phone:

Release Date: The phone is expected to be unveiled at the World Mobile Congress in February, meaning the S3 could be on sale as early as March.  The Samsung S2 came out at the beginning of April in 2011.

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Processor: The next generation of Samsung is expected to boast an Exynos 4412 chipset with a quad-core unit, which will apparently be clocked at 1.5GHz. The phone is guaranteed to arrive with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

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Display: The S3 is expected to come with a larger screen than that of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, nearer to the 5-inch scale. It is rumored to have a SMOLED Plus screen with a 1280x720 resolution. If the phone comes with a S5K2P1 state it will be about to capture 60fps HD video, and 8.3 megapixel images.

Other rumored specs:

  • 5″ 1280×720 Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 9mm thick body
  • 8 megapixel main camera with LED and Xenon flash
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 32 or 64 Gb of internal memory
  • USB 3.0 capability
  • 4G LTE right off the bat
  • 1.5GHz Quadcore Samsung Exynos CPU

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