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More Rumoured Specs Of the Galaxy S3 Emerge

The Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone will have a three-megapixel front facing camera but only an eight megapixel rear camera according to Daniel and Steve Shen from Taiwanese news outlet, Digitimes.

They quote industrry sources as saying that the smartphone will have a quad core Samsung Exynos 4412 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich plus a Super AMOLED display with a screen size between 4.5-inch and 4.8-inch.

The S3 is expected to be launched at a Samsung Unpacked called "Galaxy Next" in London on the 3rd of May 2012. The launch is likely to be followed by a global marketing push, presentingthe S3 as the only smartphone officially endorsed by the London Olympics organising committee.

The Galaxy S2 sold more than 20 million units globally and spawn a number of variants including the Galaxy S2 HD and HD Plus as well as the Galaxy S2 Advance.

Digitimes' sources also say that the S3 will have a squeeze effect on other competitors such as HTC, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile and Motorola Mobility.

Source : Digitimes (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow

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 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.