Samsung Galaxy S3 Release Date: Leaked Photo Indicates May 22 London Debut, Hints About Specs

on March 23 2012 9:07 AM
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Samsung Galaxy S3, at the moment, is probably the hottest topic in the gadget world. Heat is building up around the new phone codenamed GT-I9300 and Samsung fans are waiting breathlessly to buy the successor of Galaxy S2. Recent photo leaks of Galaxy S3 indicate May 22 release date at a media event in London.

The leaked image shows a larger screen Samsung device running Android OS v4.x aka Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz UI. On the weather widget, location is set to London. The calendar widget at lower part of homescreen clearly indicates May 22 release date. So, if the leaked photo is believed to be real, then Galaxy S3 is coming out on May 22 in London.

Samsung is well known for releasing new smartphones in black color while variable color models are released a few weeks later. Initially Galaxy S2 was released in black color and even the latest Galaxy Note was also released in black prior to being released in white. But with this leaked photo, it looks that Samsung is abandoning it older concepts with Galaxy S3, as the leaked photo shows the new flagship phone in white color.

Galaxy S3 is expected to sport 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD screen with 720p resolution. It will be equipped with dual-core 1.5 GHz Exynos processor with 2GB of RAM. Galaxy S3 is also going to be 4G LTE ready. Other connectivity features will include Bluetooth version 4.0, micro-HDMI port, Wi-Fi, microUSB version 3.0, assisted GPS with GLONASS and Near Field Communication (NFC). Galaxy S3 will also reportedly have full support for Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. For better photography, Samsung's upcoming phone is expected to come with 12-megapixel rear snapper.

May 22 is a perfect date for the South Korean firm to unveil Galaxy S3. Apple iPhone 4S is entering a slightly colder zone and the next generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5, is several months away from release (people are anticipating September/October debut). Samsung has sold more than 30 million Galaxy S2 units. With the new flagship model, the Galaxy maker can set a new milestone.

(edited by Johnny Wills, reported by Surojit Chatterjee)

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