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New report: Samsung Galaxy S3 to tout 4.8-inch display, next month announcement. What to believe?

April 6, 2012

Bigger is better. That is apparently the route that Samsung is taking with its borderline mythical Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.  According to an alleged Samsung senior executive that spoke to South Korean media, Samsung Galaxy S3 will boast a 4.8-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

And apparently, if Google Translate is not cheating us too hard, the device will be announced next month. Actually, the translation says “early next month”, but we can’t say if that’s Google’s algorithms getting “lost in translation” or an accurate interpretation of the Korean text. Any Korean speakers reading us? Would love to hear your opinion.

Apart from the supposed change of display size, the new report, released today, didn’t touch upon other subjects that we haven’t already heard or assumed before, such as the inclusion of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich from the get go or the bezel-less design.

But wait, wasn’t it just a couple of days ago that the Samsung Galaxy S3 was pegged to sport a 4.65-inch super AMOLED Plus display and a pixel density of 319 ppi? These specs, quoted by another newspaper in South Korea, are what everyone has come to expect.

You know, there comes a point when rumors and hearsay become less fun to report and get excited about, and that appears to be the direction that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is heading, if no clarification is made over the next couple of weeks. Could it really be that Samsung hasn’t finalized the production of the phone? That’d seem to contradict numerous reports that the phone was already undergoing carrier testing in its home country.

It is possible that Samsung knows something that we don’t about an upcoming smartphone from another camp, whose name should not be mentioned, and maybe the Koreans decided to do some last minute changes. This wouldn’t be the first time they pull a last minute switch anyway. At least we know that the Galaxy S3 – or any other Samsung smartphone — won’t come with a 3D display in the near future.

That May 22 date, the supposed official announcement of Samsung Galaxy S3, couldn’t come fast enough, could it?