Best rumors yet about Samsung Galaxy S III screen, casing, and release date

Best rumors yet about Samsung Galaxy S III screen, casing, and release date
Samsung has flat out said that it wouldn't be releasing any information about the Samsung Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress this year, but that doesn't mean that the rumor mill is going to stop for the event. Some new information has come out about Samsung's next flagship smartphone, and we are really hoping it is true, because this round of rumors are some of the best we've heard yet. 

Firstly, as far as we're concerned the top two complaints about Samsung smartphones recently have been: the lack of premium build materials, and the delays in release. Well, if the rumors are true, those problems may be solved. According to the rumor, the Samsung Galaxy S III will feature a ceramic case, which may not be as "premium" in the minds of consumers as glass or metal, but should be quite solid, and not have the reception interference of metal cases. But, the really big info is that supposedly Samsung is aiming to have a simultaneous worldwide release of the Galaxy S III and launch the device in over 50 "markets or cities" at the same time. This means no release in Asia, then waiting 8 months for the release in the US. We're not 100% sure that Samsung is actually capable of pulling off a global release like that, but we certainly hope so. 

Oh, and supposedly the SGSIII will also feature a 4.8" Super AMOLED Plus HD screen, but that's not really anything new or interesting. 4.8" is pretty big, but assuming the SGSIII will feature the rumored "no-bezel" that we've heard about, 4.8" won't really be that much different from the Galaxy Nexus. 

The information comes from a trusted source at BGR, and we do have reason to believe BGR's sources with Samsung as the publication did get the accurate info on the Galaxy Nexus specs well before anyone else. We don't expect any confirmation at MWC, but we're hoping Samsung gives out some info soon enough. 

source: BGR

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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44 Comments

1. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

This is a fantastic news, can't wait for device to release

35. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Either way this phone is gonna be epic. Samsung hold all the aces in the deck of cards for sure right now.

2. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

As long as the phone is still the same size as the Epic Touch then I'll be in line to buy this beauty. I'm very happy with the epic touch and look forward to be epic-ly touched again.

4. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

i can epic-ly touch you.

6. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Man!!That's sound so ***!!!

8. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

***=G@y

31. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Really, Sherlock?

3. ilia1986 unregistered

Damn... me wants it!!! NOW!!

5. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

ilia1986 for sure you are not getting it in now you'll have to be patient for that beast it will be a great smartphone

7. ilia1986 unregistered

I know I know. :P

9. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

lolololo, sry for my reaction but if this happens any time soon this will be such a fail from marketing point of view, I mean they released SGS II just a few months ago in the US and if they do this simultanious release of SGS III in all markets before june/jully all americans will be, and with a good, reason pissed off because they just got their hands on SGS II and now samy introduces SGS III. lololololol I hope that this will not happen because i don't have anything against samsung but it will be a really bad marketing move imo...

12. torr310

Posts: 1677; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

that means price of SGS2 will drop a lot

14. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

dude I'm not talking about price here I'm talking about huge amounts of stupidity of doing something like this, there are a lot of people who waited for the SGS II for a long time and when it finally hit the US market they bought it and what do you think how will hey feel when they find out that samy will launch SGS III just a few months after they spent all their money on SGS II, they will be furious, I know I would be furious...samy makes great phones but if they do this in near future that will be one of the worst decisions because USA is the biggest(richest) market and they do not want to lose that, not even by 1%

23. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

No, because those who got SGS2 off-contract will likely get SGS3 on-contract. Those who got SGS2 on-contract are typically early Android adopters. They don't know any better and that's their fault, not the manufacturers. But then again if the general public can "forgive" Apple for re-releasing the same phone after 16 months, I'm pretty sure they can forgive themselves for being so naive.

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

good thing the general public isn't like that. the sgs2 launched almost a year ago. blame the carriers for waiting so long to launch in America. you think Samsung WANTED to lose months of sales for no reason? there are tens of millions of sgs1 owners out there that are patiently waiting for the sgs3 to launch... so I say hurry it the heck up. to sgs2 owners that cry foul... what did u think the world was going to pause until you were ready to upgrade again??? lol you have the best dual core phone on the planet... shush.

27. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

yup i got mine back in april. I'm never buying another carrier branded phone purely due to three reasons Updates Alteration (software and hardware) Release schedule

44. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

I'm not blaming anyone, I'm just saying :))

32. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

so you would prefer that they release it in europe and asia first, and make you wait again?

10. nihn75

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

S-pen??? PLEASE???

43. max.wyght

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I'm with ya bro. Wanted to buy the note purely for the S-pen fun, but then I figured: "wait, Sammy's launching the SGSIII in less than 5 months. I've been waiting for that beasty for the past 12 months. Am I actually going to buy a phone that'll become mid range in less than half a year?" So now I'm hoping the SGSIII will come with an S-pen, and if not, i'll hope that some case makers make a case with a slot to slip an S-pen, and buy the pen individually.

11. 1701nino unregistered

Ehhhh same old,same old Crapsung will never get it right.The so called "premium" SGII fell from friends hands to the floor.Needless ti say the poor thing broke on 10 places. Crapsung should look over to HTC yard for a litttle "education" how to build devices;p

15. audiblenarcotic

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

That's an interesting little anicdote considering the fact that every drop test video showed the Galaxy S II hold up extremely well to drops. Especially when compared to a "premium" build phone that I won't name, but it's made out of almost entirely glass.

16. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

lol ""premium" build phone that I won't name, but it's made out of almost entirely glass." :DDDDD you should have said: "premium" build phone that I won't name, but it's made by apple. :D than people would not have a clue :))))

20. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Thats a solid L-I-E. I guess you owned the chinese mock up. Mine one fell atleast ten times, thrice on concrete, and once on tarmac. still as good as new. just a few paint scratches on the silver bezel. GS2=most rugged smartphone ever.

28. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

that's hilarious considering how mine met the asphalt, concrete, wooden floor several times and stilll works outside of minor cosmetic damage

33. SleepingOz unregistered

39. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

we sell more samsung phones than HTC phones by far.. probably 10 to 1. we get more HTC phones with cracked screens back in for warranty by far ...probably 5 to 1. do the math.

13. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 555; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

fast processor,no-bezel,slim,big hd screen phones are the future.samsung is introducing this amazing technology to us.Imagine how many months it will take nokia,apple,blackberry,sony,htc etc to introduce this amazing technology to us if it was not samsung.samsung is best in the electronics arena.now each and every brand is started following samsung. samsung is the game changer.

17. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

As soon as it is released I´ll pick it up..!!!!

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if that's all true as well as the quad core exynos, Samsung can just take my money now.lol. sold

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