Android fans were extremely disappointed last week when the Galaxy S III did not make an appearance at MWC in Barcelona. Everyone had hoped that it would lend an opportunity of finally having a good look at the new smartphone eventually confirming its specs and design, but all in vain as Samsung took to Apple’s foot steps of launching their products at separate launch events close to actual production and availability of the phone as the company’s spokesperson said,
The successor to the GALAXY S II smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product.
Reports are now coming in that Samsung is all set to release the much anticipated smartphone in April. ZDnet reports that it has confirmed news of the launch event in April. The news comes via Samsung’s international advertisement agency Cheil worldwide. So its not all speculation and has some strong backing to it. Telstra sources have also reported that the company is already testing the device for an April launch, which conform to other rumours pinpointing U.K as the initial launch market for the company’s biggest unveiling of the year.
Samsung isn’t as secretive as Apple with the specs of its upcoming flagship smartphone being tossed around all over the internet with confirmation from some internal sources too, although it can be the opinion of a single employee twisted into raw facts. But we know with Galaxy S II winning the prestigious “Best Smart Phone of the Year” award at the recent MWC the company has to keep up with its reputation and its successor S III would have to fill in big shoes.
The smartphone is said to feature a quad core 1.5 GHz Samsung Exynos processor, Android 4.0 a.k.a IceCream Sandwich, an edge-edge design consisting of 4.8 inch display running at Full HD 1080p resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio especially for film viewing and a market leading freshly designed ceramic encasing.