It’s been days since someone stoked the flames of rumor for the Galaxy S III, so Russian gossipmeister Eldar Murtazin – of this fabulous fake and other often-wrong rumors – took it upon himself to get cooking. The insider claims that the Galaxy S III has entered production already, essentially ending the development period for the much-anticipated phone. Murtazin previously claimed that the phone was due for a release in April, though that seems increasingly unlikely. Samsung has still not committed to any date for an announcement or release for the successor to the Galaxy S II.
We still know next to nothing about the Galaxy S III, if indeed that’s what it’ll go by, and that’s a testament to Samsung’s impressive secrecy surrounding the project. A big 720p Super AMOLED screen, faster processor and Ice Cream Sandwich seem like obvious additions to the Galaxy S line, but even those are speculations at this point. Given that the nearly year-old Galaxy S II is finally seeing an official Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, Samsung shouldn’t have any problem delivering ICS on launch day. Murtazin says the phone will have a 4.8-inch screen, quad-core Exynos processor and the much-touted ceramic case design. Take that for what it’s worth.
Previous rumors (which we’re inclined to believe) stated that Samsung delayed a Mobile World Congress reveal for the GSIII in order to time its release closer to the iPhone 5. Or possibly the iPhone 4Gs – gotta give those Apple fans something to buy next year. Given that Samsung seems to be resembling its biggest rival more and more as time goes by, for example in holding their own event for the phone’s launch. At the moment we’ll just have to wait and see.[via Phandroid]