Samsung Galaxy S III rumored to be landing in May with quad-core processor, 7mm thick bodyAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
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?