Samsung Galaxy S III may get multiple launch venues and colors

April 16, 2012
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What, you thought that official invitation to see "The Next Galaxy" would be the end of the speculation? Hardly. BGR quotes an anonymous source (for what it's worth) saying that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be getting multiple launch events in London, New York City, Seoul and Dubai. The source says that the main event will be in London to commemorate the Galaxy S III as the official smartphone of the 2012 Summer Olympics, something we'd heard before. The source also claims that it'll come in a blue/black color scheme as well as white, with 16GB and 64GB models.

Other "leaked" specs vary in their believability. A Quad-core Exynos processor seems likely (especially after Meizu's similar announcement) as does a 4G LTE connection. A 1080p screen, on the other hand, is just downright unbelievable. While certainly technically possible, that kind of density on a screen smaller than 10 inches is so much overkill that it borders on the insane. An international rollout - hopefully including the United States and its bickering carriers - is planned.

Of course this is all chasing after the wind. While the device that'll be shown on May 3rd at Samsung's press event will almost certainly be the much-rumored Galaxy S III, there's very little verified information to be had even at this late stage. The two specifications that do seem very likely are a quad-core Exynos processor and a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED HD+ screen (720p, not 1080p), because they've come from Samsung themselves and a source that's associated with them professionally. Put your money down, folks - on May 3rd, all bets are off.


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  • Drew Carpenter

    FYI, you have a typo I think. Should say May 3rd not March 3rd.

    I think the 1080p screen is definitely not going to happen but if this gets released on May 3rd as well I might return the GN I will be picking on Sunday from Sprint and going with the SGS III

    • Max Yun

      The screen resolution will definitely be higher than 720p, 1366 x768 is the minimum being discussed all the way to 1080p. Word is Samsung very keen on going higher than 720p.

    • Tommy Thompson

      It will be announced May 3rd, not necessarily launched

  • Jonathan Bunt

    Also, another typo, you put “gt” instead of “get” in the title

  • VoidZombie

    It will be a dual core cortex A15 with bigLITTLE architecture .. And Mali-T604.

  • Dapperdon89

    I’m not too techy at all,but I thought they said quad core and 4g lte could not coexist,can someone explain this to me? And will sprint and verizon be getting this?

    Thank you

    • firethorn

      Tegra3 doesn’t support LTE which somehow must have gotten garbled to “quadcore and 4G don’t go together well”. 
      In any case, Samsung won’t use Tegra3 but their own Exynos SoC, probably either a A9-based quadcore or the newer A15-based dualcore.