The year’s most eagerly awaited Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S3, will measure just 7mm thick, sources abreast of matters have claimed.
Korean news outlet ETNews was reportedly tipped-off by ‘industry sources’ that the follow-up to Sammy’s best selling kit will shed an impressive 1.49mm of its predecessor’s bulk thanks to a ’ten to 20 per cent’ reduction in internal component sizes.
The shadowy figures also state the handset will launch sometime in May – exactly a year after the Galaxy S2 landed.
And in news that might dampen enthusiasm for photography fans, it will apparently sport an eight-megapixel snapper - the same as the S2 - rather than the 12-megapixel number previously rumoured.
Also mooted to be on board is a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a quad core processor and a two-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.
Near Field Communications is also likely to feature, along with an HDMI port and DLNA support for wireless media streaming.
Samsung has already confirmed it will not unveil the Galaxy S3 at this month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Instead it will host its own separate event sometime in the first half of 2012 to ensure a more synchronised worldwide launch.
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