Samsung Galaxy S III rumored to be released in April: HD screen, quad-core processor, 12-megapixel camera, running ICS

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.


Samsung Galaxy S III rumored to be released in April: HD screen, quad-core processor, 12-megapixel camera, running ICS
Samsung Galaxy S III rumored to be released in April: HD screen, quad-core processor, 12-megapixel camera, running ICS
Murtazin explicitly answers a question about the performance of the SGS III.

Murtazin explicitly answers a question about the performance of the SGS III.


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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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76 Comments

1. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I WANT THAT PHONE!!!!!!! first

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i want it second ...

2. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

yummy

3. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

all of the specs he mentioned are the most obvious ones.. he is just making it up..

4. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 724; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

A true powerhouse. Sigh... here's to hoping and praying VZW picks it up this time around. On another note it will always be a darn shame Nokia went the WP7 only route.

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow if that is true then this spring should be sweet. The Samsung Galaxy S III so far looks to be one hell of a smart phone, or should I say the world's smartest phone. lol It’s going to be simply amazing. The tech is moving at lightning speed. Imagine what will be around in 2 short years from now.

6. Fayeznoor

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

ive followed eldar for quite a while...he always speaks true about Samsung. remember his early 2011 tweets about Samsung Galaxy S2. all were true. he also said he had early sample of GS2 and has tested it before it made way to barcelona. his tweet about GS2 overclocked to 1.2ghz was also true.

8. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 724; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Nice.

7. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

i want it. i am sure its gonna be a hell of device. bring it on sammy

9. Phullofphil

Posts: 1730; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

if i were to guess what samsung whould put out in the nex version it would be the best tech that can be put into a phone and these specs are about what would be what i would exspect. The only thing is tegra 3 is the only known 4 core processore and i would exspect that samsung would use there own chip for this as well as i would hope cause they have proven to be the best amd fastest chips in the duel core market. The rumer i know of though is samsung is putting out better duel core chips that they clame can compete with the early 4 core chips. Either way i hope they iuse other materal than plastic for a change.

37. sumdude

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Seems odd, they have better dual core chips that outcompete early quad 4 chips. Yet, they have yet to figure out how to make a dual core Exynos work on "true" LTE. I prayed the would get it together for stateside (non gsm) carriers. Instead, they shelved it & threw in the inferior chips in SGSII variants. I loved the Exynos performance but I lost some respect b/c of the hype Sammy built up for it.

10. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

jizzzzzz...damn feel good hahaha

12. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Too bad in the US we wont see it until 2013.

41. sumdude

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

+1^ As a Big Red subscriber, I'll feel blessed if they release it before 12/31/12. Knowing full well that would be miraculous.

42. victo410

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

maybe we get it by Nov or DEC this year. hopefully

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

give it to me baby.. uh huh.. uh huh! :) now it just needs to hit the US by summer.. NOT CHRISTMAS :) I dont know why the quad core part would be unbelievable. The T3 has been out for like 2 months already. To assume that Samsung wouldnt have an answer ready within 7 months is unbelievable. Hopefully they have upped their production so we see the quad exynos in multiple phone lines this time. POWER.. UUUNLIMITED POOOWER! :)

17. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Hopefully Quad Exynos will support HSPA+ 42-84-168!!

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

id be surprised if they didnt make it compatible with every radio combination this time to stave off the BS that was the hercules/skyrocket incident.

49. jove39

Posts: 2136; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

T3 is A9 based...but hopefully Exynos chip will be A15 based...way better...I am dreaming!

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I just hope the GSIII is available for sale in the U.S. quicker than the GSII was. Great phone (Thumbup).

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

:o hope they use a better quality cam this is the year of the phone cam

21. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

This is the year of quad core screw the phone cam. :)

28. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

the sgs2's cam was excellent -_-

45. sumdude

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

In the US markets, it's the year of the cam. Dual core chips.aren't even being utilized to full effect until ICS is released to the masses. Right now the duals are just handling overflow, not optimized performance duties. All early quads I've seen aren't exactly blowing dual benchmarks out of the water, yet. They'll be nice options but as it stands now, it's just.overkill in many ways.

54. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

uh no.. its not over kill dual core optimization is automatic quad core optimization. no quad core has been announced without ics in tow. and even if you never use the "full power" of a quad core (your loss :) ), quad cores give better battery life than dual cores.. and most definitely more than single cores.

60. sumdude

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Your jumping the gun a bit, forget quads exist for a sec. My point is that no one who isn't running vanilla ICS, in one form or another, has not experienced the full potential of dual core chipsets. People who have duals, running GB, think there phone is already much smoother & quicker than previous phones they've used. Dual core processing is not native in GB. So it goes w/out saying, they will only be happier when they discover the multitasking improvements that come w/ ICS. Especially, when a phone has dual chips clocked to 1.2ghz & up. A relatively stable S3, oc'd to 1.8 is unapologetically fast. Quad cores have yet to be finely optomized for use. When they do, w/ stable processing, it has potential to blow peoples minds.

71. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

actually they have. that was my first sentence its called "dual core optimized" by laymens. its technically "multi core optimized". once it can thread 2, it can thread 4 and all the rest as well.

16. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Anybody wanna buy my Galaxy S II? I need about fo-hunid.

18. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i just got the sgs2..........

19. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

Too bad, probably gonna hit the US pretty late..

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