Sporting a 12-megapixel shooter, Samsung's Galaxy S III could be the fastest Galaxy S phone to date
As of today, nearly all of the Galaxy S II variants have launched in the US. It seems only the T-Mobile version has yet to be released. Naturally, that means its just about time for details and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S III to start coming our way.
Today’s info comes from a somewhat questionable slide that was leaked to Android enthusiast site Phandroid and purportedly came from an internal presentation that Samsung gave to retail partners. That being said, with a major dose of salt, let's take a look at what they got.
As you can see, the leaked slide below nicely outlines the Galaxy S series so far, with the original device and this year’s Galaxy S II, but also adds some details about the upcoming Galaxy S III. The III is quite a departure, design-wise, from both the II and original Galaxy S devices so far. Perhaps to stop Apple lawsuits? Maybe.
The slide also indidcates the processor will remain dual-core and stick with the same Samsung Exynos family that’s powering most of the Galaxy S IIs, but will be bumped up to the recently announced Exynos 4212. RAM will see an even more insane boost, doubling to a full 2 GB. The phone will also feature NFC and LTE and run Ice Cream Sandwich at launch.
The rear facing camera will be moved up to 12-megapixels. It will also feature a backside illuminated CMOS sensor that can greatly increase image quality, particularly in low light.
As Unwired View points out, obviously, there is no way of knowing if the slide is accurate. While misspellings and spec errors do happen in these things, it doesn’t exactly help the case for it being legit.
I am sure we will find out all the goodies soon enough. Until then, I'll just enjoy my T-Mobile Galaxy S II.