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O2 Confirms Plans To Ship Samsung Galaxy S3

24 hours after Vodafone, rival mobile phone operator O2 has confirmed that it will be selling the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, via Twitter, and called it the next Samsung Galaxy, rather than the S3.

The phone will be launched on the 3rd of May at a Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in London and we've been invited along, with a number of news websites. There's already a video of the Galaxy S3, which has been leaked and shows that the phone looks more like an evolution of the existing design.

Other rumours suggest that there will be a change in name, with Samsung following Apple's step and removing numbers from the product name altogether, just like for the "new iPad".

The phone is likely to come with a quad core Exynos 4412 system on chip clocked at 1.4GHz with 1GB RAM, a 4.65-inch 1,280 by 720 pixels Super AMOLED plus screen, an eight-megapixel camera and a ceramic/aluminium case, NFC/wireless charging capabilities and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

We expect other mobile phone operators to offer the phone over the next few days, with the HTC One X being pegged to be its biggest competitor on the market, until the arrival of the Huawei Ascend D Quad later this year.

Source : Twitter

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