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World Galaxy S3 release & supersized screen

Under: Google Android, Mobile Phones, Samsung
By:Debbie Turner | February 26th, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S3 (or S III) is one of the most avidly awaited new smartphones and we’ve already passed on plenty of information about rumored and leaked specs. Today though we have news on the Galaxy S3 that we’ve not previously heard as it seems it will have a supersized screen. It also appears that the Galaxy S3 will launch simultaneously around the world.

We’ve recently spoken about success being assured already for the Galaxy S3 and we’ve reported on the many anticipated specs for this Android handset. Those include a quad-core Exynos processor, LTE connectivity, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, an improved camera (possibly even 12 megapixels) with HD video recording capability and even 3D support. Display-wise there has been a lot of talk about it being Super AMOLED Plus but of course all of these specs are so far unconfirmed. The display of its predecessor, the Galaxy S2, measured 4.3-inches and we had expected the screen for the S3 to be around the same size or even slightly bigger. However reliable sources now claim that the Galaxy S3 will feature a supersized 4.8-inch screen.

This comes to us from BGR and a “trusted source” passed on the news about the Galaxy S3 display stepping up in size. If in fact this is accurate we’re not sure how people will take the news. The Galaxy S2 has many fans that enjoyed the current screen size and 4.8 inches may just seem too big for some. On the other hand the vogue seems to be for larger displays, as with the Samsung Galaxy Note and so some may also be pleased about the Galaxy S3 going supersized. The same source also told how instead of the plastic casing of the Galaxy S2, the Galaxy S3 will have a ceramic backing, which would certainly feel very different to the current casing.

Moving on to the release news we had already spoken about how the Galaxy S3 would not be launched at MWC this week. Instead Samsung is to hold a separate unveiling event in March with a release expected in spring or early summer. It was speculated that one of the reasons for the S3 not being announced sooner was so that Samsung avoided the scenario last year when the U.S. finally received the phone some months after it was available in many other regions. It seems that rumor was spot on as BGR also reports that their same source revealed this phone will indeed launch simultaneously across the world in 50 markets or cities this time around. This is news that should please an awful lot of people, especially those who were left behind in the U.S. last year.

It will be interesting to see how this all pans out and we’d like to ask our readers, especially those who are fans of the Galaxy S2, what they think about the huge increase in display size for the Galaxy S3. Would it put you off purchasing the S3? Maybe you’re extremely happy that the S3 looks to be getting bigger?

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  • Guest

    Bigger is not always better. It’s how you use it.

    • Al

      How about 5″ scren? It’s even better

  • feeling1

    That is a bit too big, but I would still buy it if it is out early enough. I have grown weary of the wait!

  • Anin

    Extra half inch sounds good to me

  • Slstar

    I’m over 7 ft tall with very large hands and the thought that the screen will have a big increase in size has always been appealing to me.  I could see how people with smaller hands could see it as cumbersome but I’ve been holding on to my crappy phone past my upgrade date just to try to get this one! The S2 looked nice but this will be luxury compared to anything else on the market for a while!

  • http://twitter.com/JDeltree Jay Deltree

    I can’t b bothered about no screen size. Its samsung so its gonna be great. My samsung galaxy s2 has been my best smartphone till date and I have used an awful lot of devices…I don’t care what the screen size in…I will jump on this :D

  • Don3051

    Its too bad Verizon won’t be offering the S3. They paid Star Wars a lot of money so they could use the name Droid and they need to recope their money back by offering substardard phones from HTC and Moto with Droid name. Right Verizon?

  • Flange Gromet

    If you lot were literate you might get some credence. ‘recope’ ’til date’ tut. Size jokes are funny.

  • Tjcampbell1984

    I will have no need for a laptop with this phone! bigger the screen the better! I cannot wait for this to come out! I will be saving my pennies now…

  • Die1e9k0i0m

    I hope they put some decent plastics or metal on this. My S2 was ok, but the flimsy plastic back made it feel cheap. let’s see, I have not tried one. the HTC ONE x is the quadcore to get (some top vids on youtube)

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