A microsite that is to host an announcement about the Samsung Galaxy S3 today appears to have crashed under the sheer weight of traffic it attracted, as tech fans scrabble around to get the inside line on Sammy’s plans.
Containing an anagram of the phrase ‘The Next Galaxy’ in its URL, the site went up over the weekend. And for a short time it featured a countdown clock, trailed something that was ‘coming soon’ and promised that today at 12pm UK time, we’d be able to see ’the next step’ of the Galaxy’s range’s evolution.
The enigmatic tone of the content the site has hosted so far, which went live ahead of the official announcement of the S3 on May 3rd, suggests that Samsung put out another riddle-y, teaser trailer for the phone later today to keep us guessing in the short term.
Rumoured to have racked up ten million pre-orders, the S3 was originally expected to show its face way back in February at the Mobile World Congress. However, Samsung then delayed the release of the phone to give the S3 a headline-grabbing, simultaneous global release.
The change of approach followed the staggered launch that it adopted for the S2 that meant Samsung’s current-gen flagship phone hit some US carriers six months after it debuted in Europe.
Features deemed likely to be on board the Ice Cream Sandwich powered handset include a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD display and a quad-core processor to bring it in line with rival Android phones from HTC and LG.
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