February 25, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
It has been known for quite some time now that Samsung will not introduce its successor to the Galaxy S II at this year’s Mobile World Congress 2012. One of the main reasons is because Samsung wants to make sure the iconic Galaxy S III is able to launch in multiple key markets all at once; American Android enthusiasts will bitterly recall how long they had to wait for the Galaxy S II to launch. Naturally, Samsung probably wants to iron out all kinks and bugs in the device so it is completely ready for primetime action when brought to the market.
According to a recent rumor, the Samsung Galaxy S III will launch in over fifty markets simultaneously. The large consumer exposure for the Galaxy S III will definitely aid its impending success, assuming Samsung can deliver another stupendous product with an affordable price tag. In addition, BGR’s “trusted source” claims the Android superphone will boast a large 4.8 inch touch screen Super AMOLED Plus HD display, which would top the Galaxy Nexus (also made by Samsung), but fall short of the Galaxy Note’s 5.3 inch display. Lastly, the exterior casing along the back of the device is said to be made of ceramic, as opposed to the cheap feeling plastic previously used by Samsung. The large screen size, coupled with high-end hardware such as a quad-core processor, LTE, 8MP rear facing camera, front facing camera, and 1GB of RAM should make for an impressive smartphone. Oh, and let’s not forget it should run Android Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
Again, its 4.8 inch touch screen display, ceramic casing, and 50+ market launch is still in the rumor stage, but we will hopefully know more as we approach the end of Spring and beginning of Summer.