Now that the Galaxy Nexus is well and truly released in most markets, it’s time to start looking towards the next pie in the sky superdevice to make Android fans drool. For many that device is the often-rumored and rarely seen Samsung Galaxy S III, the inevitable follow-up to some of the most widespread Android devices out there. According to ETNews, the manufacturer will be bringing its A game to Mobile World Congress in February, leading with the first Galaxy S III models.
The last details we heard on the mythical device pegged it as a bigger, faster version 0f the Galaxy S II, with a Nexus-matching 4.6-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen and a blazing 1.8Ghz dual-core processor. 2GB of RAM, double even the most powerful of current mobile devices, is paired with a 12MP camera, at least according to some alleged internal slides. With the possible exception of the RAM, this all seems like a natural update to the Galaxy line, though of course things may have changed since the details were supposedly leaked. There was a hubbub last Friday concerning some possible press shots, but those turned out to be some enthusiastic renderings for a contest.
The Galaxy S II was revealed at the same time last year at the 2011 Mobile World Congress, and considering Samsung’s breathless release table, that’s practically an eternity ago. With HTC and others poised to begin releasing quad-core phones soon, Samsung could use an updated flagship to keep buzz alive after the Galaxy Note. Quad-core Samsung Exynos chips are still a ways away, and may or may not be ready for the new hardware. The GSIII could be running Ice Cream Sandwich by then, if the speed of the current GSII update is any indication.
Android Community will be reporting for duty at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We’ll keep you posted on any and all relevant announcements.[via The Next Web]