This device has become so hyped that it is almost impossible to keep up with all the supposed leaks and rumors. We have already seen reports that the Galaxy S III would launch in April, then May, and now the latest speculation is June.
Whenever it is time to finally announce the device, Samsung has said it will happen at a separate Samsung-hosted event and not at a trade show like CTIA Wireless. A Samsung representative previously said that the successor to the Galaxy S II would be unveiled “closer to commercial availability of the product” so we could still be waiting for several months.
Galaxy S III render.
Rumored specs of the Galaxy S III include:
Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich
4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED Plus display
Quad-core 1.5-1.8 GHz Exynos 4412 processor
12 MP rear camera, HD front camera
Only 7 millimeters thick
Most recently, the Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin tweeted that the Galaxy S III design was finalized and headed to production. He also said that pre-orders from retail partners were an all time high, which matches earlier rumors. The accuracy of Eldar’s reports have been all over the place, but he been correct on many occasions and I’ll let you judge this latest rumor.
SGS3 finalized and go to production. Preorders from operators/retailers are really highest for all Galaxy line history (finally – ceramic)
At this point all we can do is sit here and speculate. If Samsung really is going to announce and launch this device in the summer, then we have to wait a couple more months before we receive any official information.
So far I would say their strategy is working. The bloggers and early adopters continue to talk about the successor to the Galaxy S II with an increasing excitement about the unknown. HTC is likely to win over some customers with their One series, but a lot of customers will also be waiting to see what Samsung has in store.
If you are in the market for a new Android smartphone, have any of the recent devices caught your eye or are you holding out for Samsung’s next flagship?