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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy S III To Launch In April 2012?

The Galaxy S III, the followup to the award-winning Galaxy S II, could be on its way to our shores in April 2012 according to Eldar Murtazin, one of the few technology bloggers that has close (and proven) links to industry insiders.

He tweeted that he liked his new phone, with "HD resolution, 12MP camera, sw tweaks, Android 4" before adding that he is eager to see the official announcement of the handset in Barcelona, at the Mobile World Congress - which starts on the 27th of February.

Murtazin quipped later "Do u think 1.5-1.6GHz quadcore is too much for phone?" - possibly indicating the processor speed of the Galaxy S III.

Its predecessor was also launched at the MWC in 2011, before becoming widely available in April. We reckon that the phone will be based on a quad core Exynos chipset rather than Nvidia's Tegra 3 (although as we've seen in the Galaxy R and others, Samsung has no scruples to use rival chips if necessary).

Samsung may decide to rival Motorola by cutting the thickness of the S III down to less than 8mm, while maintaining the same form factor (which includes a 4.3-inch capacitive screen).

Other features we believe will be on the specs sheet include: a new version of TouchWiz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0.