This is probably the Samsung Galaxy S3. Yeah – it’s a weird mix of emotions, isn’t it? When you build up to seeing something like this over a period of many months, you half expect it to melt your face off with its intense beauty. And then it looks like a normal phone.
What’s going on, you ask? A reputable Vietnamese site has seemingly stumbled across Samsung’s latest flagship in the mother of all leak videos. Read on for the full details.
So, Galaxy S3, what have you got for us? Vietnamese site Tinhte has a track record of being bang on the money with these sorts of things, and if you take their word for it, we’re looking at a Samsung Galaxy S3 with a monstrous quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and a 4.6-inch display with a 720 x 1184 resolution. That gifts the display a pixel density of 320 PPI – almost indistinguishable from the iPhone 4S’s 326 PPI Retina Display.
On top of that there’s an 8-Megapixel camera, NFC tech and 16GB of built in storage – plus the option to expand via MicroSD – and, of course, Android 4.0 out of the box. It’s good on paper, but there’s just something a little bit underwhelming about the phone caught on video reel. Assuming this is the real Galaxy S3 we’ve enough faith in Samsung to say that we’re sure it’ll be impressive in the hand, but the video just makes it look like a bit of an incremental upgrade:
…But then that’s the nature of meeting your heroes, we suppose. Samsung is due to launch the Galaxy S3 at an event on May 3rd. We’ll be there to bring you al the news. What are your thoughts? Is this an impressive enough update to fight off whatever Apple launches later in the year? Let us know below.