Images and extensive specs for the Samsung Galaxy S3 have cropped up online, as the clock counts down to the handset's official unveiling later today.
Sourced by German site Mobilegeeks, the snaps show a smartphone that differs little from the standard S3 in all its ‘inspired by nature, designed for humans’ pomp. So far, so unsurprising then.
The real beef, though, comes in the form of the extensive spec sheet the site has chanced on. According to Mobilegeeks’ leaky chums, the phone will feature a four-inch Super AMOLED display with a 800 x 480 resolution, as confirmed by a Samsung mover and shaker yesterday, and will swap its big brother’s quad-core processor for a dual-core ST- Sony Ericsson Novathor chipset.
Elsewhere, it’s purportedly home to a five megapixel camera (down from the S3’s eight megapixels), NFC technology for contactless payments, a front-facing low-grade snapper for video calls and microSD card support.
Unlike the standard S3, which shipped with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the Mini will apparently run the new 4.1 Jelly Bean version of Google’s OS out of the box.