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More Galaxy SIII details leak, 1.5GHz quad-core and ceramic case

It might not have been officially launched this week but that hasn't stopped the leaksters


Published: 29 February, 2012

READ MORE: US | Samsung | Handset | Android

The MWC may be void of any official Samsung Galaxy SIII announcement this week but that hasn't stopped more information on the handset from leaking out. Not surprisingly the new details confirm a lot of what already has been speculated, in short it's going to be one impressive device. However the delay in the launch is going to let a greater number of rivals get ahead in the smartphone game than the Galaxy SII had to contend with last year.

New details to emerge of the handset include a 4.8" display with a 16:9 ratio and "full HD" 1080p resolution, a ceramic case and 4G LTE connectivity. As well as this it should find itself with a front-facing 2mp camera, rear-facing 8mp camera and a ceramic case. Joining the list of specs in the leaks are the obvious ones such as the quad-core 1.5GHz processor and Android 4.0 but it's reassuring news, if anyone needed reassuring, that the Galaxy SIII will be a worth successor to the Galaxy S throne.

This seems to squash the idea of a 12mp rear-facing camera though the whispers of 2GB of RAM are still doing the rounds. There's also still speculation that it's form factor might be an ultra-slim 7mm.

Originally destined to be revealed this week the handset never materialised as Samsung decided to delay its launch so it can release it simultaneously worldwide. Last year there was a considerable gap between the release of the Galaxy SII in Korea and Europe and its availability in the US so now it looks like everyone is being made to wait. However it shouldn't be for too long as it is rumoured for a May-launch with Samsung promising a mid-year release.

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