A Japanese website has noticed that a new Samsung phone, the SGH-N074, has been approved by the Japanese Telecommunications ministry, which leads it to believe that this could be the forthcoming Galaxy S3 smartphone (given the proximity of the launch which will take place next week in London.
According to Ameblo, the phone is LTE and W-CDMA compatible as well as offering Bluetooth and Wi-FI. The phone is set to launch through Japanese mobile phone operator NTT-Docomo although no details about the exact date has been mentioned.
The Galaxy S3 is expected to be a minor improvement on the still popular Galaxy S2. Samsung still has the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Nexus on the market, both of which are less than six months old and are fairly capable smartphones.
Interestingly, all three handsets can be had for around £400 which would mean that the Galaxy S3 will almost certainly be pitched at around £500.
The only real threat to the hegemony of the S3 at the top end of the Android market comes from the HTC One X which features a quad core processor, an HD capacitive display and costs around £440.
Source : Ameblo (opens in new tab)