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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy SIII Will Have 4.8-Inch Full HD Display, Quad-core Exynos Processor, and Simultaneous Global Launch

With all of the big MWC announcements now out of the way (none of which are headed to Verizon), it’s time to put our focus back on Samsung’s yet-to-be-announced Galaxy SIII. A couple of rumors surfaced over the last few days from the folks at BGR and may shed some light on what we can expect to see in the next few months (assuming these are accurate).

How does a 4.8″ Full HD display sound (potentially a HD Super AMOLED Plus)? When we hear “full HD” we immediately think 1080p display. Does anyone actually want a 1080p smartphone? Eh, that’s a good question that I’m not sure any of us have an answer to. We are just now settling into 720p displays, but hey, we’re willing to give 1080p a shot even if we can’t read any of the text or make out any of the icons without zooming in.

The phone will also reportedly rock a 1.5GHz Samsung Exynos quad-core processor (potentially the 4412 that was demoed last week), 2MP front camera, 8MP rear camera, Android 4.0+, LTE, and a ceramic casing. The ceramic casing is an interesting idea, and is one that we saw from HTC yesterday with the One S. This new ceramic material that is being used on smartphones is said to be 4 times harder than anodized aluminum and should hold up a lot longer over time. Sammie moving away from plastics? That would be a welcomed change.

The other and most importnat piece to this rumor has to do with release. Samsung will try and launch the phone simultaneously in over 50 markets. You may remember last year’s Galaxy SII launch debacle that forced U.S. owners to wait until the fall before being able to purchase it. Most of the rest of the world had the device for months before we touched it, but things may be different in 2012.

Feeling these specs? Too big? Too awesome? Can’t wait?

Via:  BGR [2]

  • Dan

    We want the Note! We want the Note! We want the Note!
    Seriously, checked it out at AT&T and if Verizon doesn’t have it soon I’m bailing.  Awesome phone, fits in my pocket better than my X due to thin goodness.

  • >Simul Worldwide release
    >Verizon ignores it again

    I swear if they do this again I’m so dropping Verizon…

  • Jlmcclain1953

    After wasting my money on this gnex,I’ll never waste anymore money on a Samsung phone

  • Celeras

    3D performance would be terrible at 1080p..

  • yarrellray

    Yes i will have to have this baby. Just to add this to my already industry leading GNex will be the best thing possible…Verizon will lead the way with this device you can count on that. On day one i will be on line for this baby just like i was Dec 15th for my GALAXY NEXUS.

  • abhele

    if this comes out . im gonna walk into a apple store and rub it in the employees faces on day one 😀

  • 6895533

    this is the only phone that i will give up my nexus for :):(

  • Taglogical

    Ceramics are what’s up; I’m all for this. 1080P on any display under 15″? Yea no. You can take the money I saved you by putting a 720P display on my phone and put it back into R&D for the next go around. And you can take the processing burden I have also saved all parties, (mostly the phone though) back with you for more R&D.

  • Throws wallet at screen, drops laptop……

  • Midnight Azure

    Take my house samsung, take my fascinate, good god that will be my bride

  • Skittleoid

    This is the phone I’ve been waiting for. Finally trade in my x. Please take beautiful photos, please take beautiful photos, please take beautiful photos. Should I get this phone right when it releases or wait for the next nexus????

  • Michael Esposito

    I’ve never had a Samsung phone, but if this comes to Verizon it’ll be a first. 

    • Jim McClain

      yea thats what I thought when I bought this gnex,,,save your money

  • Jim McClain

    I have a 52 inch flat screen on the wall and I can not see any difference between 720 and 1080, so thats a waste of time, and without the battery that the maxx has its all a waste

  • xFenixKnightx

    I’m preparing for my next phone to be Android. I have a 4S but just can’t help but think the next iPhone will also have a 3.5″ screen. That’s my only main complaint with the iPhone. The small screen. If it is 3.5 I’ll still have my iPad to mess around with Apple stuff.

    If this phone is indeed 4.8″ screen with a smaller footprint than a Gnex I will go ahead and get it. Please let TW be minimal!!!

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  • kuroma

    Fix the radios and make it a global phone and it’s a winner.