Samsung Galaxy S3 Release Date Nears: 12MP Camera Spec Rumor Leaked From Brazil

on April 19 2012 12:20 PM
Samsung Galaxy S3
With less than two weeks to go until the expected Samsung Galaxy S3 release date, rumors and ‘leaked’ photos continue to flood the web, the latest installment: A 12MP camera. Gizmodo Brazil

With less than two weeks to go until the anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3 release date, rumors and 'leaked' photos continue to flood the web, the latest installment: A 12MP camera.

New photos have been leaked by a Gizmodo Brazil Source, who claims the next generation Samsung Galaxy phone will come with a 12MP camera. The speculation isn't too far off from popular rumors that suggest the phone will come with a 8-12 megapixel main camera with LED and Xenon flash.

The photo itself doesn't give away too many clues. It appears to be more rectangular than its predecessor and looks slightly thinner. It also sports a physical home button on the front. 

Like most 'leaked' photographs, this too, is likely to be a fake. A source, who claims to be familiar with the phone, told the Verge that the photo doesn't even come close to the final design. 

The source explains that Samsung has done a good job of keeping the phone's specs and features a secret.  None of the photos found online are accurate, the source says. 

Some of the rumors surrounding the phone have been off the roof. Samsung fans have been speculating over flexible moving displays and 3D screens, but a new report from CNET claims the new phone will come with minor upgrades and the S3 will be Like the iPhone 4S was to the 4.

The May 3 Samsung event invitations includes large paint-like blobs, which some have interpreted as meaning the phone will feature the same S-Pen Stylus as the Galaxy Note. Another speculation linked to the invitation is that the metallic metal effect on the blue botch could mean Samsung will ditch the plastic case of the S2 for a metallic one.

The success of the Galaxy S2 and the delay of S3 has put a lot of pressure on Samsung to deliver a sequel. The S2 was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) last year, and was heralded one of the best phones of the year for its sleek design and lightning-fast performance.

Rumored Specs: 

4.6-inch 1280×720 Super AMOLED Plus display

9mm thick body

8-12 megapixel main camera with LED and Xenon flash

2 megapixel front-facing camera

32 or 64 GB of internal memory

USB 3.0 capability2GB RAM

4G LTE 1.8GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos CPU Processor

Touchwhiz 5.0 overlay

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