Countdown to the Galaxy SIII begins
Teaser site follows invites to May 3 launch
Published: 23 April, 2012
Last week saw Samsung distribute invitations to an event in May where it seems likely it's going to launch the long-awaited Galaxy SIII. Now there's further evidence that the official unveiling of the device is not far off as the company has begun a trail of clues for the fans to follow starting with a cryptic tweet on Sunday.
The message contained the anagram "tgeltaayehxnx" which when descrambled spells out "the next galaxy" and also makes up the url for a teaser site (which at the time of writing appears to have crashed) with a clock counting down to another reveal today. While it seems highly unlikely all the specs will be revealed when the next teaser goes live but it seems quite possible it could take the form of a video.
At this point given that the internal hardware of the device has been kept a complete secret there's a great potential for an anti-climactic launch, however if recent additions to the Galaxy family are anything to go by then it should fulfil the fan's expectations. Specs are currently rumoured to include a 4.65" display, 2GB of RAM and a quad-core processor.
Unless Samsung pulls something really surprising out the bag in the hardware department the SIII is set to be on a level with other recently announced quad-core devices such as the Meizu MX but there are no smartphones aside from the iPhone that can match the kind of hype it's getting.
With the launch event just over a week away there's no doubt the anticipation for the device is about to reach fever-pitch and it wouldn't be surprising to learn a large influx of visitors caused the site to crash. May 3 is the day Samsung fans should make a note of on their calendars and though it's being launched in London the SIII should be released worldwide at around the same time, unlike the Galaxy SII which took several months to reach the US after its initial release.