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Samsung Galaxy S3 dropping late May, leaked press invite suggests

Samsung Galaxy S3 dropping late May, leaked press invite suggests

The Samsung Galaxy S3 will land on shop shelves in late May, an official-looking press invitation for the launch of the soon-come handset suggests.

Picked up on by South Korean websites and brought to the attention of Western eyes by all-round loose cannon Mobile Review editor Eldar Murtazin, the notice names a date of May 22nd for the release of the S3.

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And, perhaps tying in with earlier indications that the phone will feature prominently at the 2012 Olympics, of which Samsung is a major sponsor, the invite tells us that the S3 will be showcased to tech fans at a press call in London.

More intriguing, though, is that nestling in the corner is the smartie itself. And assuming the handbill is the real deal and not a convincing Photoshop mock-up, it looks like Sammy has ditched the opinion-dividing plastic shell of the S2 for a brushed metal finish.

The super-slim dimensions of the company’s blockbuster blower seem to have been retained, though, and have been teamed with an appealing long-ish pebble form factor.

Alas, there’s no mention of specs. But previous leaks suggest that the S3 will pack a sinewy Exynos quad-core processor, a super-sized, 4.8-inch screen and a 12 megapixel camera.

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