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Galaxy SIII spotted in spate of leaks

Images of the device, camera sample and details of possible launch event hit web

By MARK JONES

Published: 19 March, 2012

READ MORE: US | Samsung | Handset | Android

Samsung has been keeping its fans patiently waiting for the release of its next flagship handset the Galaxy SIII and a recent spate of leaks suggests that it might not be too long before we hear something official about its launch. Over the weekend images of the device have emerged, as well a supposed sample of an image taken on the device and details of a launch event in London on May 22.

The date comes from a presentation slide which also pictures the device, though this is the first that's been heard of such an event and the picture looks slightly suspect compared to the design of the Galaxy SII. A May 22 launch isn't completely out of the question though and it does fit with Samsung's previous statement that it would be officially unveiled mid-year.


A picture of what is said to be the Samsung Galaxy S III has appeared elsewhere online which although also suspect does come with some possible specs as well. These include a quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 12mp camera and a 4.7" Super AMOLED HD screen. It has also been said that it's going to be powered by a 2250mAh battery and will have a flat back.

There are several things which don't ring true however, the image itself, the flat back and the fact that it's pictured running Android 4.0 with no TouchWiz UI. However the source claims that the handset is going to be released with the option of switching between stock Android and Samsung's own UI.

Finally another image has appeared but one that was taken by the phone rather than the phone itself. The accompanying EXIF data indicates that it was captured with an 8.1mp camera, not necessarily an indication that it won't come with a 12mp snapper, on a phone with a model number which is supposedly the same as the one that will come with the Galaxy SIII.

Until Samsung makes an official announcement there are few solid facts to go on and it seems unlikely things are going to get any more certain for at least a month or two.

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