Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III rumored coming in May, with quad-core, 2GB RAM, only 7mm slim

If you were impressed by the original Motorola Droid RAZR's 7.1mm body thickness, you should be just as impressed by the Samsung Galaxy S III's, as well. On Monday, South Korea's Electronic Times News, citing anonymous sources, said that the GS3 would be even slimmer, at 7mm even.

It's unclear if that will be all versions of the device, however. Those who have decent memories will remember that the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus was slightly slimmer than the LTE version. Samsung recently dashed the hopes of many when it said that the GS3 would not be unveiled at Mobile World Congress later this month.

Compare that with the last iteration of the Galaxy S device: the GS2 was 8.49mm thick.

Other information from the (still a rumor) report is that the Galaxy S II will have an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, a Super AMOLED Plus display and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).

Other, earlier, rumors suggested that the GS3 would have a quad-core processor and (should be ubiquitious) 4G LTE support, as well as 2GB of RAM.

That would make the GS3 as powerful as many computers of just a few years ago.

The spec everyone wants, though, is the date of launch. Although earlier reports reported an April launch, the Electronic Times News said May would be the date. It's unclear if that means launch as in launch event, or launch as in store shelves.

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Recent rumors have indicated that the iPhone 5 might get the iPhone series back on track and on a summer release schedule, so it would be better if the GS3 was out before Apple's next superphone.

Meanwhile, U.S. users should get used to the idea of waiting. Both the Galaxy S and GS2 arrived in the states long after other countries received them.

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