[Rumor] Samsung Galaxy III specs. Could This be Real?

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The Galaxy S3 has been kept under lock and key throughout its development, although a few choice pieces of information have leaked out of the labs and various rumours have circulated around the handset.

The phone which is said to be the Galaxy S3 appears to feature a large touch screen display, which in itself is nothing remarkable. However, the fact that the display appears to reach from edge to edge with little obvious surrounding suggests that it could be much larger than that of the Galaxy S2 without significantly increasing the footprint of the device itself.

At the moment there is no way of verifying the image and Samsung is keeping its cards close to its chest until the Mobile World Congress show where all will be made clear.

It seems almost certain that the Galaxy S3 will feature a quad core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, easily outpacing the 1.2GHz dual core chip found in 2011`s Galaxy S2. There is still a chance that Samsung might stick with a dual core CPU for the Galaxy S3, although it could be running at 2GHz to compensate for the lack of a third and fourth core.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will probably be the operating system that makes use of all this hardware might, as Samsung has already proved that it can handle the platform with its Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

Screen size has yet to be determined, although it is likely to be larger than the 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display found on the Galaxy S2. In addition a high definition resolution will be a core feature of the Galaxy S3, since the Galaxy Nexus has already dabbled in this area and the upcoming Galaxy S2 HD will be pushing the high-res technology out to the public as early as possible.

The camera capabilities are another area which has been regularly debated, because the eight megapixel snapper of the Galaxy S2 might be upgraded to 12 megapixels or more. Samsung might also choose to stick with the same sensor size but improve the lens technology, resulting in better quality snaps.

Given that HTC has endowed the Titan II smartphone with a 16 megapixel camera it is easy to see that the race for photographic supremacy is far from over, but Samsung is not necessary going to get involved in the battle with the Galaxy S3.

Expectations are sky high for this handset and it is anticipated to be one of the best Android phones of 2012, perhaps surpassing the Galaxy S2 when it comes to critical acclaim and sales figures. Samsung has been the first firm to actually exceed Apple when it comes to praise for a single handset and so there is a lot of pressure on it to achieve similar success this year.