Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S and S II phones have been runaway successes, and poster-boys of the Google Android revolution. The S II alone has sold 20 million units worldwide, which is an incredible statistic given the sheer amount of saturation in the market now, and the fact that it isn’t an Apple iPhone.
The successor to the S II – the Galaxy S III, has surprisingly not been launched in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 at Barcelona unlike in previous years.
Instead, Samsung seems to be trying to build a legacy of hype and speculation that have served Apple’s products so well since 2007. The rumor is that Samsung plans to hold a dedicated media event, similar to the elaborate presentation that goes into the announcement of every iOS device.
The similarities don’t just end there – the Galaxy S III’s specifications have been a closely guarded secret, and no one really even has an idea of what the smartphone will look like. Till now, that is.
Boy Genius Report’s Jonathan Geller claims, in an exclusive, that the Samsung is going to be break some near-frightening new frontiers in mobile hardware with its Galaxy S III. The key specifications include what should be a lightning-fast 1.5 GHz Exynos dual core processor; a 4.8 inch ‘full HD’ 1080p resolution phone with a 16:9 aspect ratio; a front-facing 2 MP camera and an 8 MP shooter at the back; a ceramic case; 4G connectivity and Android 4.0 bundled in.
The first notable aspect here would be the screen size – it is almost 0.2 inches larger than the Galaxy Nexus, the largest Samsung device that is purely a phone. It is still half an inch away from the controversial Galaxy Note, but one can expect this key feature to be as divisive for the S III as the Note.
The dual-core Exynos processors in Samsung’s devices have proved to be the best in their class so far, and one can only expect its latest iteration to be better than ever. Finally, the screen resolution, if true, will be Bluray grade – which is an incredible feat, to say the least. It’s best to reserve your judgments till the phone is actually released.