Purported Samsung Galaxy S III specs revealed

Samsung logoOur Mr. Anonymous from the world of 4chan forums who gave us some exciting information about the Google Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich has some more to offer. This time it is about the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Although he claims not to have used the device itself as it is still under development, he did hear about the specs of the device from Samsung reps and saw photos and slides of the device.

So what are these specs? Well, prepare to get your mind blown. According to our friend, the Galaxy S III will have a

  • Quad-core 2.0GHz processor.
  • 1.5GB RAM, expandable memory with 32GB built-in.
  • 4.65-inch Super AMOLED III display developed specially for this phone with an odd 1280 x 1024 resolution, which will give it a pixel density of 352-PPI, the highest on a smartphone so far.
  • 10 megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p videos at 60fps.
  • Metal body with 9mm thickness and a 2,250mAh battery.
  • Built-in NFC.

The device will be running on Ice Cream Sandwich with a TouchWiz 5 on top. This new version of TouchWiz will be a bit different from the current versions wherein it won't be as comprehensive and will feature only minor changes to the OS. This will allow Samsung to provide quicker software updates in the future.

Samsung is planning to announce the device at MWC 2012 with a worldwide release planned sometime in mid-2012.

The specifications sound very impressive but perhaps a bit too impressive. Unlike the information regarding the Nexus Prime and ICS, we will take our anonymous friend’s information with a pinch of salt this time. We especially have doubts regarding that display. It has a 5:4 aspect ratio, which is simply odd for Android. Leaving aside the budget phones with QVGA resolution, no other Android phone has a 5:4 display. We can’t even dismiss it to a type as there are also claims of pixel density being made, which only make sense with the said resolution and size.

We will have to wait and see how this pans out. If we are lucky this may just turn out to be real. Hopefully the next time we hear about it, there will be some photographs of it as well.


Source: GSMArena

Tags: mobile phones, Samsung

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