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iPhone 4S Rival Alert: Samsung Galaxy S3 Specs Revealed?

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.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.