Samsung Galaxy S3 Confirmed For South Africa

A local South African mobile network operator, MTN, has officially confirmed that it will bring the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the country.

Mike Fairon, the head of development and innovation at the mobile network, told Mybroadband.co.za "MTN has ranged the Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung [Galaxy] S3 as alternatives to the Samsung Nexus, as we believe they provide greater benefits to customers".

Other networks have told the publication that they will offer the device when it becomes available, with some saying that they will sell it from July 2012.

The Galaxy S3 was rumoured to be launched on the 22nd of March at an event in France or at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but it looks almost certain that the device will instead be presented at a gig in Amsterdam on the 15th of March.

It is expected to replace the Galaxy S2 as the new flagship device for the company. Rumoured specifications include a quad core processor, 1GB or 2GB RAM, a 1280 x 720 pixel capacitive display (like the Galaxy Nexus), a 12-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 16GB or 32GB onboard storage and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.