ZDNet Korea Friday confirmed that Samsung Galaxy S3 would be launched in April.
According to the report, the Korean electronics giant is planning to unveil the most-awaited smartphone during the Olympic Games in London.
Samsung was expected to launch Galaxy S3 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, in February. But the smartphone lovers from all around the world were disheartened as Samsung ultimately did not unveil the most anticipated Android smartphone at the MWC event.
Once again, the news about the expected launch of Galaxy S3 in April has created quite a stir among Samsung enthusiasts.
Meanwhile, the journey of Galaxy S3 will not be smooth, believe smartphone experts. They think the newest Samsung device will have to face Galaxy S2, which has already won the most prestigious 'Best Smartphone' award at MWC 2012 along with Apple's iPhone 5 (due for launch this year).
The achievement of S2 is surely mounting up tremendous pressure on the company to make the next iteration better than the existing one.
Rumors suggest that Samsung has taken the challenge to make S3 much better than its predecessor and thus is planning to pack some breathtaking features in its new Android smartphone.
Android fans also believe that Galaxy S3 will carry its predecessor's torch and become the best Android phone in the market.
If Galaxy S3 carries all the rumored features, then it could give the biggest competition to iPhone 5 and eat into the market shares for other smartphones and could be considered the industry's benchmark.
Let's take a look at the rumored specifications of Samsung Galaxy S3.
Display: Samsung Galaxy S3 is rumored to have a 4.6-inch (or a 5-inch) HD 1280 x 720 pixels Super AMOLED Plus capacitive TouchWiz screen, with 319 ppi pixel density. The Corning Gorilla Glass, which is used in the Galaxy S2, will also be used in Galaxy S3.
Input Features: Samsung is expected to pack the latest TouchWiz 5.0 version User Interface (UI) along with touch-sensitive controls, an accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.
Processor: Galaxy S3 will feature a quad-core, Exynos 4212/ Exyos 5250 chipset, 2GHz/ 1.8GHz processor with 2GB RAM.
Operating System: The smartphone is expected to run on the latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Galaxy S2 now runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and is expected to receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Memory: Galaxy S3 will have 16/32/64GB storage configurations and an external microSD card expandable up to 64GB.
Camera: Galaxy S3, according to rumors, will feature a 12 megapixel and 4000x3000 pixels LED flash camera with 1080p video capture and an additional 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chats. The camera will sport features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization.
4G LTE and NFC: Galaxy S2 has 4G LTE support and an optional Near Field Communication technology (NFC) and Galaxy S3 is rumored to come with both 4G LTE support and NFC.
Battery: The smartphone is expected to come with a 2250 mAh battery.
Wireless Charging: Galaxy S3 is anticipated to feature the revolutionary wireless charging technology. This technology will help recharge the battery without cables and also share or sync or back-up data at the same time.