Samsung Galaxy S III rumored to include 4.8-inch display, ceramic backside

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| February 25, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S II rear

The Samsung Galaxy S III may not be making the trip to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, but that doesn't mean that the unannounced device won't be capturing some headlines in the days leading up to the big event. Today a new rumor about the Galaxy S III has surfaced, claiming to have some information on the GSIII itself as well as its launch. According to a source speaking to BGR, Samsung's Galaxy S III will come to market toting a 4.8-inch display as well as a backside that's made of ceramic. The tipster also claims that the GSIII will be released in over 50 "markets or cities" across the world simultaneously. However, exactly when that launch may be going down wasn't mentioned by the source.

We've seen in the past that Samsung's no stranger to making phones with large displays, including the 4.52-inch Epic 4G Touch, 4.65-inch Galaxy Nexus and 5.3-inch Galaxy Note, so it wouldn't be a total shock to see the Galaxy S III come to market with a screen that's bigger than the 4.3-incher found on its predecessor. As for the ceramic portion of this rumor, it'd be a bit more of an interesting move from Samsung if the company goes through with it and could give the GSIII a bit more of a premium feel than some of the other handsets in Samsung's lineup.

Samsung has said that the successor to the Galaxy S II will debut at an event sometime in the first half of the year, but so far that's all that the company has said about the device. What do you all make of this latest batch of Galaxy S III rumors? Does a device with a 4.8-inch display and ceramic backside sound like it'd be up your alley?


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