Samsung "next GALAXY" Unpacked event: Liveblog

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Samsung did the impossible and succeeded to keep its "next GALAXY" under the proverbial wraps literally until the last moment. Its Android flagship launch this year became an event that equals the excitement around the annual Apple iPhone launch, but we were treated with such an unprecedented level of secrecy, that the first test mule tip under the codename Samsung GT-I9300 was sent to us almost at the end of March.

Moreover, while everybody is expecting for a certain phone known as Samsung Galaxy S3 to be unveiled tonight in London, nobody but the designers and top carrier and retailer honchos has been able to glimpse the real design deal, and this is the huge question mark. Apart from the quad-core Exynos 4412 and the Super AMOLED HD Plus screen, which are widely believed to be present tonight on the stage, we know almost nothing about the eventual camera improvements and the software additions, such as the rumored S-Cloud storage and sync service. 

That is why we are liveblogging the London event to satiate your (and ours) curiosity, so stay tuned to the feed below, while we are presenting you the events as they unfold...

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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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63 Comments

1. ilia1986 unregistered

IT HAS BEGUN!!!

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

MORTAL KOMBAT!!!

35. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Checkout the unpacked app guys,, it contains the press release even before actual unveiling of product! Camera is 8mp, not 12 mp as said.... :(

2. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

yup, i guess..

3. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

The Apple eater!!!

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You're obsessed with Apple

23. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah. The fact that companies and consumers are still planning their Android devices around that little girls phone is still beyond me. Specs wise the iPhone has been overshadowed for years, yet just like Coach purses they're popular even though there's nothing special to them. Who cares if it is popular if it is inferior? Just because it sells a whole bunch does not make it better, I mean dumb phones sell more than smartphones. Does that make them superior? It just goes to show you that Apple buyers aren't the smartest of the bunch. However iPhones do one thing great, they make computer illiterate people feel like they actually know how to use a smart phone.

55. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

It's not inferior

58. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Thumbs downed me all you want, look at this phone and check out the specs. This is like the great granddaddy of all iPhones. How are you supposed to take the iPhone seriously with things like the Galaxy S3 or the HTC One X launching? Not to mention the success of the Galaxy Note... iPhones suuuuuck.

59. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Accidental double post.

26. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

oh sorry I meant to thumbs you down but I accidentaly pressed thumbs up

4. zupermario

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Yep, I was just thinking I'm going to keep my Samsung Galaxy S2; it's Been good to me, though new tech is quite tempting...

5. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

I hope it has 8GB of RAM...

61. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I love that idea, but that's just too much for us right now... it should be 2GB of RAM, like LG has "announced"... the next standard for true Android smartphones! An Android with 8GB of RAM is like a ultraphone or something... Anything, but smart, just high-performing, and whatnot =)

6. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i think, today a bunch of phones will be unpacked..............i.e. 3-4 mobiles as the teaser said A WHOLE NEW GALAXY WILL BE UNVEILED........yipeee.....

7. ilia1986 unregistered

On May 3rd, Samsung will introduce Galaxy S3. And you'll see why 2012 won't be like 2012.

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

That lines reminds me of a commercial from another companies line. Hmm, of course 1984 had context and your quote has none.

22. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

your on a android article talking about apple albeit a reply to a post about apple.

31. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Nothing wrong with reading an article right? Go to any Apple article to see these same people trolling.

36. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

You criticize them for posting on apple articles and your doing the same thing. And you claim not too.

43. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I'm not trolling while these guys are still trolling Apple on android articles. Have I said anything anti android? Why don't you call them out when they're trolling Apple.

40. ilia1986 unregistered

Yes. Exactly. Samsung is doing now what Apple did in 1984 - breaking away from the big all-powerful brother who has millions of white mindless minions. Now, Samsung is the brave rebel, fighting against Apple's oppression and control. The irony. The epic irony.

56. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Samsung is fighting for money just like Apple

62. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

It's the end of 2012 with such higher-end smartphones. We're inmidst of a real intense smartphone battle amongst the individual Android manufacturers and Apple. Their battle heat's gonna kill us all with such amazing and tempting phones.

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

In a galaxy there are planets....why not introduce phone with planet names... Samsung Pluto Samsung urANUS just as an example.

17. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Uranus would be a pretty "crappy" budget model I guess.

25. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, why the -1...it was a joke...of sorts...lol

28. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

thanks for the +1

30. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

didnt you figure out already? its taco

63. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

so, if Samsung decided to go with that plan and releases a "Samsung Sun" phone, would it end up overheating and be useless or be just so hot to look @ and have that one would hate to use it and get it dirty??? =P

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