Galaxy S3 rumor round-up: here's what we know

Galaxy S3 rumor round-up: here's what we know
We're just one day out from the Samsung's big Mobile Unpacked 2012 announcement and the rate of leaks seems to be increasing, like a dam that can’t hold up to rising flood waters. In the last 24 hours alone we've seen confirmations on colors, carriers, and who will get which chipsets.

With all the headlines, leaks, and general chatter ahead of the launch of Samsung’s next flagship device(s), what can we say with certainty about Samsung's new flagship phone(s)? We've done the scut work of looking through them all for you, so why don't you join us for a whirlwind tour of all things Galaxy S III.

sources: BGR



1. Fayeznoor

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

i will know more than you in 25 hours :D.

2. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Latest rumor is.......outside. less plastic. A little carbon fiber and very little use of aluminum

3. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 2011

I feel like such a sammy fanboy now! :)

37. Phullofphil

Posts: 1824; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Fanboy nickname is dead just except your excited to se the phone

4. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Shatter-proof ceramic? S-Pen? Quad core 32nm Exynos with LTE? 4.8 inch 720p or 1080p Super AMOLED Plus display? 2GB RAM? 64GB onboard storage? Micro SD slot, hot-swappable? 2000 mAh battery? 12 megapixel Camera? 3.2 megapixel front facing camera? IR transmitter (universal remote)? Less than 9mm at it's thickest? Contoured Gorilla Glass 2? NFC? ICS?

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

im just gonna have fun with this :) -resistant not proof. -no- would negate the Note -Rumors say no Quad + LTE. I say rumors are crap. Find out tomorrow. -more than likely 720p. There is zero need for a 1080p screen. It will just suck extra horsepower without your eyes being able to tell the difference -that would be fantastic, but more than likely were lookin at 1.5ghz max -again, fantastic but 32mb with expansion is more realistic.. maybe even a lowly 16.. but i doubt that. -more than likely MicroSD -I hope its in the 2k+ range. With the battery improvements of the chip that would make for a very long lasting phone. - that would be nice, but improved optics and software is more important than megapixels - why do you need an FFC that big? to destroy your data plan? 1.3-2mpx max -IR would be awesome - 9mm is cool as long as its not a brick like an HTC device -Doubt its contoured, they seem to save that for the Nexus. GG2 should be likely though. - Yes most likely - ICS is 100% - more than likely they will announce touchwiz 5 as well if they follow normal patterns.

14. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Shatter resistant, yeah, that's what I meant. Damn, I think more onboard storage is the way to go. The cloud doesn't cover or reach everywhere I go, and I like movies and lots of music. 64GB doesn't come close for me. 64 onboard plus 32 mirco sd? That's getting better, but 128GB total would be easier to live with. It's just a dream, but totally possible without being next-gen. 3.2 FFC for those all important self-portraits, you know, for kids, and social media b.s. like instagram. I have a bad feeling that it's gong to be more like a Galaxy S2s, but I hope not!

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

have faith. They amazed us with the SGS2, and I feel they will do it again. They have made huge advances in hardware in the last 12 months and are coming to show it off. I would totally love to see 64+64. .or even the ability to go to 64+128mb external.. that would rule. But.. I dont have high hopes for that. The SGS2 came with 16, so I have a feeling we will see 32 in the SGS3. gawd, last thing i want is to see more annoying self portraits everywhere I go. people.. get off yerself. lol.

24. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

most people seem to be saying this isnt a big upgrade like the s2 was for some wiered reason and saying the s3 compared to the competition this year is nothing special as it will just match the one x etc with the spec....funny thing is though the s2 never actually had better spec than the competition in 2011 aswel, they only had better optimised spec with the exynos and i believe it will be the same again...i just find it funny when people complain oh it s only going to have quad like the one x lol what did they expect 8 cores or something.

26. Habib

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

LOL remix i think its my first time seeing your posts with Typos .. but wth.. 1.5GB of ram .. not 1.5Ghz and 32GB with expansion not 32mb :D

43. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oh i typo all the time. I depend on spell check way way too much. but yea, good catch :) :)

12. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

all of that could be possible but i doubt the S-pen. You would need a really big screen for it to make sense to have it.

20. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Rather than raw power and specs, I want to see some innovation tomorrow...hopefully

39. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

-Possibly -Might be compatible, but probably not in box -I sure do hope so -I hope they go for 4.5 720p or better -That would be useful on Android -32GB fine for just about everyone (onboard) -IT BETTER -At least a 2500 -We are looking at quality, not MP count, but an improved camera is obvious -Very likely -I could care less -IT BETTER BE -Doesn't have to be contoured for my liking -I could care less -No dip.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

commence nail biting!

6. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I agree so much lol, im eager for 3 things this year in this order of importance: 1.Galaxy s3, 2.Black Ops 2, and 3. Assassins creed 3 lol but thats beside the point that this is going to be a great device

13. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Black ops 2?

31. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

You havent heard of black ops 2? have you been under a rock?

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

u know.. i dont have a lot that im like dying for. This week pretty much takes care of my biggest 2 wants.. official SGS3 info and hopefully a release date and The Avengers. I think im pretty content until Batman Rises.

35. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Borderlands 2 > Black Ops 2 and Assassin's Creed 3.

44. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

dont you mean assasins creed 4? I could swear I already beat 3 AC's. yea.. 1 altair and 2 ezio games. U crazy. What is the next one.. Revelations? Isnt this supposed to be the end of it?

49. silent_tracker

Posts: 1; Member since: May 03, 2012

AC revelations has already been outed..its not the last game in the series in ends ezio's story AC3 introduces a new protagonist and a new gameplay engine

28. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Ok already bitten off all of my nails, moving onto my gf's now

45. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

probably should have started with hers. :0

7. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

they'll be there covering that event so just keep quiet and read there articles till you know what gs3 will be all about

10. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

I hope my profit shareing check from work the 15th is big enough, i want this thing bad, although with it being a "special income" its taxed at 36%, so i thinking ima need like a grand before taxes its a long shot in todays economy, but what the heck, heres to something to look forward to

11. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

4.6-7''? I mean come on what happened to the good old 4-4.3'' sweetspot?

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the screen gets bigger while the bezel shrinks, so the phone doesnt really get much bigger at all. that sweet spot was with a fat bezel on it.

19. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

I think the note changed this theory, many people o know were against it now love it

18. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

I thought the screen protector leaked today was 4.8" for the g3

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