Speculation is running high that electronics maker Samsung will announce their next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3, at their Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event in London on 3 May. The invitation sent to the media simply said “Come and meet the next Galaxy”, fuelling more rumours that an announcement is imminent. A picture of the invitation was also posted on @SamsungMobile’s Twitter page.
Samsung has a whole host of devices which fall under the Galaxy stable, such as the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Nexus, and the Galaxy Note, as well as two different kinds of Galaxy Tab tablets. The announcement could centre on a follow-up to any of those devices, but the Galaxy S3 would make the most sense.
SammyHub wrote “as for the rumoured specs, the phone is expected to have a quad-core processor, an HD display, Android 4.0 and more.” Other sources have said that it will employ a 4.7 ” screen with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, make use of Samsung’s own Exynos 4412 quad-core system-on-a-chip and will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Websites have also reported that it will have a 12 megapixel camera built into a flat back, meaning it will not have the bulge like the S2.
“The original Galaxy S and GS2 are already million unit sellers many times over since first launching two years ago and have led the Android pack for most of this time,” Engadget wrote.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor