More Samsung Galaxy S III rumors: colors, casing, processor and the Olympics?

More Samsung Galaxy S III rumors: colors, casing, processor and the Olympics?
Just in case you weren't sick of Samsung Galaxy S III rumors just yet, we have a bunch more for you. Of course, if you are sick of the rumors, well, why are you even reading this story in the first place? That just silly, really. Anyway, from what we've heard, it seems pretty likely that the SGS3 will feature a 1080p Super AMOLED HD Plus screen, with a quad-core Exynos processor and LTE. 

The new rumors are more about the outside of the device and the release ties. The complete details are up in the air, but it has been widely rumored that the device will have at least a partially ceramic case, with either glass or metal accents. Now, it seems as though there will be multiple colors as well. The phone will reportedly come in either a blue and black color option or a white option, which seems like a pretty reasonable piece of info as many other Samsung devices have had both black or white options. According to a "trusted source" of BGR, the SGS3 will also feature the physical home button that we saw before, and will not have on-screen function buttons that are available in Ice Cream Sandwich. 

Also, it seems as though the Galaxy S III will be the official device of the 2012 London Olympics. We had seen before that Acer would be releasing branded Olympic devices, but this would be an official marketing push between Samsung and the Olympics. This makes sense for a couple reasons. First, the announcement event that we just heard would be coming on May 3rd is taking place in London. Also, Samsung has already teamed up with the London Olympics to offer the official NFC payment option: payWave, so it would make sense that Samsung have a brand new flagship device to push this system as well. 

We should know soon enough how much of this info is on point. 

source: BGR 1 & 2

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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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36 Comments

1. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

1080p seems likely, awesome! I want no more than 4.5in screen tho, 4.7 is too big. I hope Samsung can really outshine Apple with the new Exynos. oh, and FIRST by the way...

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm pretty sure 1080p is a typo, as it doesn't seem likely at all. That would mean 489 PPI, which is over a hundred more than the current leader, the Xperia S. This would be an absolutely pointless use of resources, as the human eye can't tell the difference between 720p and 1080p at that size.

12. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I agree, 1080 would be a really dumb move. Well, maybe if it's a bendable screen that you can pull out from the phone to get something like 7" and a widescreen full hd :)

18. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

First to call you a w4nker.. 1080p, you're dreaming

21. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Firstly, Apple has already been outshined by Sammy! For me personally though, the announcement of GS3 will be bigger than the Olympics itself! ;)

27. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Agree 4.7 is kinda to big........

34. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

But 5.3 isnt big though

2. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i dont think that THE S3 is gonna feature a 1080p screen, it would be a 720p true RGB matrix screen i.e. the HD SUPER AMOLED plus screen. nothing else than that

4. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Just be wishful, this will outshine those iPhone lovers on the screen.

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That's a given at either 720p or 1080p. It'll be amazing.

31. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

HD Super AMOLED HD = 720p FullHD = 1080p

3. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

May 3 can't come soon enough!!!

6. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The good thing is it might give me a reason to hesitate on pre-ordering the Evo 4G LTE on the 7th.

35. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

agreed! it'll be a hard choice, especially if the SGSIII comes out late for the US like the SGSII

7. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

i hope it comes with a good battery nice to have those treats but pointlless if you can only enjoy them with 4 hours of battery life

8. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I hope the quad cores and LTE come to u.s.

9. azri05 unregistered

1080p?? I just jizzed.

11. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I hope Samsung makes good on its word to bring it to all American carriers promptly, or I might have to settle for something less (read: Evo 4G LTE). I know "good things come to those who wait" and all, but as my profile image can attest to, I REALLY am in need of a new phone...

17. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

I'll put $5 on July / August release in the US... a tad earlier or the same as last year's release.

13. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Please provide us a camera that is identical to the Nokia N8 please!! Rather it's gonna be a quad-core or a faster clock speed dual-core..LTE or not....... 720p or not.....lighter or not.......

14. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

I hope Samsung uses premium products on the aesthetics. It will have amazing insides , but hopefully a great outside aswel.l A little less plastic and a little more metal.

37. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

i also hope so. the last metal samsung phone that i owned is the V100 (2001)

15. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

If it was 1080p I doubt it would be non-pentile. I'd be happy with a shmancy 720p non-pentile display! Don't think there will be anything truly 'revolutionary' with this phone aside from the quad core proc + LTE. Hope I'm mistaken, of course!

16. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

If they gonna keep the stupid button they should at least give it something extra to do

19. geoffers247

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Guy pulls out SGSIII says "It's got full HD and I'm only paying $5 extra" Other Guys pulls out 720p phone "I can't tell the difference" Have to pay a bit of respect to Samsung though if they can pull off a 1080p screen on a device that small.

22. kylehudsons

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

difference or not Spec sheets RULEZ!!!!

29. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Absolutely!!!!! Its all about power push the limits.... V10 V12 W12 V8 Eaxvac loves his vauxhall 1.6 corsa.... We android roll on the V8s 4.0

20. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Whenever something is successful, Samsuck copies. 2011 : White iPhone is released, at the same year white Samsunk galaxy s2 clone 2012 : White, Cyan, Magenta Nokia Lumia is released. Now samsuck is copying yet again. Typical koreans.

23. geoffers247

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Thats funny because your Samsuck supplies 25% of the parts in the Iphone 4....

28. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

u uneducated uncivalized brainwashed iJedi!!!!!! Ur doooooomed apple has taken over ur life stupid hipster..... samsung had white phones befor apple even made phone u dopey....

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