It’s official: the Samsung Galaxy S3 will launch on May 3

April 16, 2012
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Galaxy S3 Launch Invitation 1

After so many weeks of furious speculation about the Samsung Galaxy S3, we now know why Samsung has been so tight lipped about its next flagship device. The next iteration of the Galaxy S superphone will be launched on the May 3 at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in London. However, the successor to the legendary Samsung Galaxy S2 may not actually be called the Galaxy S3.

Earlier today, Netherland-based Tweakers.net  claimed to have received an official invitation from Samsung to “come and meet the next Galaxy” at the above date and place. This is apparently the same invitation that has been extended to and reported by Korean newspaper DDaily, which has provided some juicy details on the phone in the past.

Since news broke, we got (finally!) confirmation from an official source about the launch date of the “next Galaxy”. The same invitation popped up on Samsung’s official blog — Samsung Tomorrow. So after weeks of anonymous sources, wild rumors, and crazy “leaks”, it’s finally real – the Samsung Galaxy S3 (or whatever it will be called) will make its grand debut in less than two weeks.

Here is a roundup of the most credible information we have so far on the future Galaxy superphone.

Highly expected to be powered by a quad-core Exynos chip, the Samsung Galaxy S3 will come in 3G and LTE versions. The phone’s Super AMOLED Plus display will treat your eyes with true HD resolution with 316ppi. The user interface of the Galaxy S3 will come in a 5-column layout, and the phone will sport a physical home button. According to DDaily, Samsung will partner with SK Telecom and will make the 3G model available in South Korea first at the end of May. The LTE model, meanwhile, will only be available in July.

Do you think Samsung will take a leaf out of its competitor and name the flagship device simply as the next Galaxy S? That’s quite possible. On the other hand, maybe we shouldn’t read too much in a press invite and Samsung will keep its established naming pattern.

But you know what, whatever the name the Koreans have come up with, we’ll still love the phone as long as it delivers the goods. We’re pretty sure Samsung won’t mess that up. Roll on, May 3!

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