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The Samsung Galaxy S III may not be making the trip to Mobile World Congress later this month, but that doesn't mean that there won't be plenty of rumors concerning the device to keep us busy until the handset is finally unveiled. Today South Korean site Electronic Times News claims to have the goods on Samsung's upcoming flagship handset courtesy of some "industry sources." According to the report, the Galaxy S III is set to arrive in May with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a body that measures 7mm thick, which is a drop of over a millimeter from the 8.49mm frame of the Galaxy S II. Other purported specs of the GSIII include a Super AMOLED Plus display, quad-core processor, 8-megapixel rear camera (that may protrude a bit from the phone's backside), 2-megapixel shooter around front and LTE connectivity.

But wait, the Galaxy rumors don't stop there! ETNews continues by claiming that Samsung is prepping some Galaxy S III variants that'll come after the main model. These new handsets, the site says, may pack features like 3D cameras and pen input.

Many of the Galaxy S III specs alleged in today's report would make sense for a flagship smartphone in mid-2012, so I wouldn't be surprised to see the GSIII pack features like a quad-core processor and Ice Cream Sandwich whenever it debuts. Whether that happens in May or not is still up in the air, but Samsung has said that it plans to take the wraps off of the GSIII in the first half of the year, so May is definitely a possibility. What do you all make of today's rumor? Think you'd be interested in a Galaxy S III if it does indeed pack the features that this report claims it will?

Via BGR, ETNews


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Tyler Franz Frodl
Tyler Franz Frodl yes i love my GS2
Kody Lanes
Kody Lanes YESS!!!!
Michael Myers
Michael Myers No I just upgraded to the white Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch last month. This should wait til 2013.
Jan Michael Cruz
Jan Michael Cruz Nah I'm just gon wait for sg4 due out in about 1week after the release of sg3
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz I am getting it. And i doubt that apple will make the screen of the iphone 4 inches. it likes saying a rumor about christiano Ronaldo might play for Barca. That will never happen! It will be the same with the iphone just because rumors say it doesnt mean its going to happen. Like ronaldo joining barca nope will never happen.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline @ Teron - I have to agree. Apple needs to come out swinging after the iphone 4s. Don't get me wrong, I love mine. But they need to step their game up to remain competitive. My guess on the iphone 5 would be at least a four inch display and a quad core processor given the leaked ipad 3 images showing a quad core A6 processor. It would make no sense for apple to release another iphone with a dual core processor this year. But then again the iphone 4s was just a reiteration of the iphone 4, But that didn't stop people from buying it.
Yasir Sohail
Yasir Sohail Yes, I cant wait for it and hope Verizon gets it ASAP.
Tim Bunting
Tim Bunting No
Robert Skeen
Robert Skeen Hopefully it will come 2 Verizon!
Illum Inati
Illum Inati I would like to see quad-core technology become mainstream in the mobile arena, sure. The future
Teron Facey
Teron Facey Sorry Louis the iPhone 5 is going to be the iPhone 4 but with a glass screen and all the stuff from the ICS update. Apple not really innovatived as of late. Was the 4S really necessary same with the 3S. I'm not a fanboy but Apple really predictable when it comes to that. When the iPhone 5 comes out compare it to iPhone 4 and tell how much things are different.
Linda Sotelo
Linda Sotelo If i was filthy rich.. Id buy new phones ever 2 weeks that way i wont be behind on cellphone tech style. Lol. :D
Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez Nah, the iPhone 5 will blow this phone right out of the water. It'll also make history. Again. :D
Costin Dabu
Costin Dabu All that ... wonder if the battery will last more than 6 hours.
Kevin Loughrey
Kevin Loughrey Is the quad core even necesary, the only thing it will do when compard to dual- core is destroy the battery
Gerard Hyacinthe
Gerard Hyacinthe as soon as the tmobile version comes out i'm on that bitch!
Charles Brown
Charles Brown Yes I'm getting it when it comes out.
Charles Brown
Charles Brown You do know you can buy the phone when it launches? Everyone that is complaining about US getting it late are the ones waiting on the carrier version. I had the galaxy nexus for 3 months while many people are still waiting on the tmobile version. I'll have the sgs3 when it launches. I'll just sale my Nexus and pay the difference.
Amrit Dhillon
Amrit Dhillon Hell yeah.
Robaire Henderson
Robaire Henderson Changes I would make to my rezound: 1. Better battery life. 2. Better speaker 3. De-Sense option I would not want to give up the premium build quality though, and that might be the undoing of my desire for the sg3.
Vanrajsinh Chavda
Vanrajsinh Chavda Yahhhh.. Very much..
Huey Liggins
Huey Liggins No. I want it but I'm tired of keeping up with these phones. I had my 3GS since it came out and now it's on it's last limb. I got my money's worth. And I'll do the same with my galaxy note.
Edgar Camey
Edgar Camey Sounds great and all but I had the galaxy s and never saw updates so...no thanks
Ionut Ciopei
Ionut Ciopei no...
Justin Litzau
Justin Litzau No
Geo Foreal
Geo Foreal No.
Ilyas Khayrutdinov
Ilyas Khayrutdinov If the European version is coming in May, then the US version(s) will probably come like in December or in 2013
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Give it windows n they got a killer
Maurice Velvet
Maurice Velvet I pray Sprint gets it!!!!!
Mayur Tejsingani
Mayur Tejsingani The media and its fkn rumours disappointed us in iPhone 4s launch, its doing it again with galaxy s3 . Stop it you jobless media! #PhoneDog #TechnoBuffalo
Xavier Robinson
Xavier Robinson Hell yea
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski nope im going to buy a droid razr maxx by the end of the month.
Mr-Nesquik J Nestle
Mr-Nesquik J Nestle well there already one coming out from sony a quad core 1ghz each! so SAMSUNG better kick that shit out with a 1.5 quadcore or more T__T
Rodger Samiie' Myers
Rodger Samiie' Myers And yet there are gonna be no real reasons to use quad yet....neither apple npr android have applications that need that much power....unless they need it to better distribute cell power which would be sad.
Erick F. Macri
Erick F. Macri I'm excited about the phone.. but I'm almost sick of the rumors. The thing that sucks about rumors is some end up being true, and there are always quite a few that aren't.. then you end up being disappointed with the newest and best piece of tech out there. I wish they would just make some official announcements.. but we have to wait for that.
William Martin
William Martin Only if they get rid of the ugly physical button
Danu Carrión Perales
Danu Carrión Perales Stop the godamn rumors, then you call then shitty because they are not as good as you made them up to be!!! Also, galaxy s 2 came in early may 2011 stop saying the galaxy s 2 arrived in October... they release a phone every year not like motorola...
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?????? ????? That phone HAS SOME SERIOUS HORSE POWER Its Like the FORD GT of Phones! I see why APPLE didn't like Sammy.
Joe Indelli
Joe Indelli And 3D camera...I'm waiting for a phone to have a camera as good as my Canon pos. How about perfecting 2D before releasing 3D? 3D and quad core are meant for marketing to people that don't know any better.
Andri Croft
Andri Croft Yes ..
Joe Czo
Joe Czo Sucks that the US always get the phone like 6 months after the release in other countries!
Ahmed Jamal Ibraihimi
Ahmed Jamal Ibraihimi Hope it's not bigger than Galaxy note....... :)
'Mike Nance
'Mike Nance Jessica - Galaxy S II came out early may 2011, US version came in Oct. Same thing will happen here, expect US version of the Galaxy S III around fall of 2012.
Joe Indelli
Joe Indelli No, I'm sorry but if your mobile device needs a quad core processor to function, it is running bad software.
Roy Portillo
Roy Portillo Nope
Eric Butler
Eric Butler That's why the epic 4G touch is buy one get one free for $59. Makes a lot of sense
Mike R Greco
Mike R Greco nope
George Millhouse
George Millhouse doesnt matter it wont see the states till the fall. just like the last galaxy s phone which we got much later than the rest of the world
Fabian Toti
Fabian Toti Looks like Samsung is doing the same thing that Motorola Droid is doing. Coming with a lot of devices .... lets hope this will be a good thing not a dawn fall
CeeGii Borels
CeeGii Borels id take that 3D version
Fabian Toti
Fabian Toti Sounds like a good phone. But will it be with sprint???
Michelle Porter
Michelle Porter No!!! I just brought the Galaxy s II in October!! Can I feel good about my new phone for a few more months before being out dated?




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