Samsung Galaxy S III rumored to be released in April: HD screen, quad-core processor, 12-megapixel camera, running ICS
Notorious for his murky inside sources and hit-or-miss track record, Russian tech blogger Eldar Murtazin just dropped a huge news bomb by saying the yet unannounced Samsung Galaxy S III will land on shelves in April, after an announcement in late February at MWC in Barcelona. Murtazin also strongly hints he got a hold of the new Galaxy S III:
“HD resolution, 12 mpx camera, sw tweaks, android 4 - i like my new phone. Eager to see official announcement in Barcelona,” the blogger tweeted in a series of posts with their context centered around the Galaxy S III and the Nokia Lumia 900.
All of this falls in line with Samsung’s last year schedule about the Galaxy S II - the device was announced at MWC and introduced in Europe in late April. The presence of an HD screen is also logical, just as the proposition that it’ll run on ICS with some software tweaks (read, TouchWiz) and even a bump up in the megapixels to 12MP camera sounds logical.
What’s not so obvious is the quad-core processor - the blogger further hints that the Samsung Galaxy S III is coming with a 1.5GHz-1.6GHz quad-core chip. Moreover, his experience shows that it’s definitely “fast.” All of this power must come with a decent battery life and it seems that Samsung has done a good job on tweaking that as well, as per Murtazin's experience.
As always, Murtazin doesn’t give away neither his sources nor how he got a hold of the S III, so the most suspicious minds could say that’s just an educated guess. It seems, though, he’s on to something here, but in either case, you’d definitely do well to take this with a grain of salt.
The rumor downpour doesn’t end here - the other huge rumor that Murtazin broke is that the Nokia Lumia 900 is getting a European remake under the Lumia 910 moniker. It’s to come with a 12-megapixel camera and get released in May - too late to compete with the SGS III, according to the blogger.