Samsung Galaxy S3 Likely to Be Launched in April: Report


Samsung is all set to unveil the successor to its popular Galaxy S2 smartphone - the Galaxy S3 - in April, according to a latest report.

Based on "industry insider" Eldar Murtazin's tweet, the Boy Genius Report (BGR) stated that Galaxy S3 would be launched at a press conference in April, sometime after the Mobile World Congress, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain from Feb. 27 through March 1.

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"Following the leak of an image depicting what will likely be the first Galaxy-branded smartphone to carry Samsung's custom user interface atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, industry insider Eldar Murtazin noted on Thursday that he believes the Galaxy S III will launch in April," said BGR.

According to BGR, since Murtazin has a proven track record, his claim can be taken seriously. In addition, Samsung has already confirmed that the Galaxy S3 will not be announced by the end of this month at Mobile World Congress. Instead, a separate event would be held closer to the device's commercial availability, Redmond Pie reported.

Considering this, Murtazin's claim does make sense.

Samsung Galaxy S3 has already generated much interest among smartphone enthusiasts. Rumors are rife that the upcoming Galaxy smartphone will feature a 4.6-inch HD 1280 x 720 pixels Super AMOLED Plus capacitive TouchWiz screen, with 319 ppi pixel density. The device is also expected to feature Corning Gorilla Glass, used in the current Galaxy S2.

The smartphone is expected to be powered by a quad-core, Exynos 4212/ Exyos 5250, 2GHz/ 1.8GHz processor and is likely to have 2GB RAM.

When it comes to storage configurations, Galaxy S3 is expected to feature 16/32/64GB of storage, with an external microSD card expandable up to 64GB.

The device is also rumored to feature a 12 megapixel 4000x3000 pixels, LED flash camera with 1080p video capture, coupled with an additional 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chats.

Expected to run on the Ice Cream Sandwich OS, the smartphone is also likely to have both 4G LTE support and NFC onboard.

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