Sunday, April 22, 2012

Amazon Germany mistakenly lists Samsung Galaxy S III; 12MP camera, 4.7" screen

We already know that "some new" Galaxy device will be introduced in London by Samsung on May 3, and now we've got some details on the new device, too, thanks to an oops by Germany.

We expected the device to be a follow up to the Galaxy S II, but there was always the chance that Samsung would think another increment to the numbering was too much (seriously) and that the OEM would change the name to something new (or even go "new Galaxy S" like some Cupertino, Calif. firm did with its latest tablet). No, it's going to be the Galaxy S III.

According to a Saturday oops by Germany, the Samsung Galaxy S III will have a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen (probably really the 4.65-inch screen we were really expecting). It will also have a 12 megapixel camera and sport Ice Cream Sandwich.

There is some strangeness in the specs provided, as the specs say it will have 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB, which doesn't make sense if a microSD slot is provided, as it could support as high as a 32GB microSD card for a total of 48GB of storage. We were also expecting a Super AMOLED Plus display, but it could just be because the listing is so early.

Last-minute trips for less!
There's not much else outed in the listing, but Samsung Denmark's Facebook page has a teaser that adds more speculation. It has a PLUS sign on it, along with the date and time of the unveiling. Could that refer to the Super AMOLED Plus display? Or could it refer to a different name, such as Galaxy S Plus?

We'll find out on May 3.

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