What looks like the specifications of the third version of the Samsung Galaxy smartphone have emerged on tech news website, Phandroid.
An anonymous source (opens in new tab) sent a photo of a slide from a Samsung Mobile Solution presentation to the website, which shows that the the phone will have a dual core Exynos SoC clocked at 1.8GHz, a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED plus HD display (1280x800 pixels), 2GB RAM, a 12-megapixel camera with illuminated CMOS to improve image quality in poor light conditions, Near Field Communication, support for 4G LTE and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Given that the Samsung Galaxy S2 has just been announced in the US on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, we suspect that the handset still has some mileage before being put in the clearance bin.
That said, we noted yesterday that the price of the Galaxy S2 in the UK is finally dropping down. It can be had on Amazon for less than £390.
We expect the Samsung Galaxy S3 to be launched towards the end of Q1 in 2012, shortly after the official debut of the Samsung Galaxy S2 HD and the Galaxy Note.
It's worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Prime, the successor to the Nexus S, has comparatively weaker specs compared to the S3.