Samsung may have inadvertently confirmed its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3, after it supposedly cropped up on one of its international websites.
PocketNow has unearthed a product/model number, GT-I9300, which purportedly belongs to the hotly awaited threequel, on the download centre section of Sammy’s UAE site, adding fresh credence to rumours that its announcement is imminent.
The reasoning hinges on Sammy’s naming convention for previous flagship Galaxy smartphones. The Galaxy S used model numbers in the i90xx range, while the Galaxy S2 in i91xx and the Galaxy Nexus taking i9250. That all makes it very likely the i9300 could refer to the base version of the upcoming Galaxy S3.
It shouldn’t really come as a shocker that Samsung is bound to announce its next Android heavyweight soon. Word in town was that this would happen at next month’s Mobile World Congress (MWC).
However, this week rumours started floating about that it would skip the announcement at MWC to reduce the release gap between the US and Europe.
Casting further doubt for an unveiling, in its earnings call earlier today, Ms Younghee Lee, senior vice president of Samsung, said the company is “still reviewing” options for the handset, but stopped short of revealing what those are or when we can actually expect an announcement.
Specs mooted to be on board the S3 include a brawny quad core processor that’s twice as energy efficient as its predecessors, a 12-megapixel camera and possibly a flexible display.
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