No matter how anxious tech fans are becoming in their endeavor to meet Samsung’s Galaxy S III, the Korean consumer electronics giant is giving absolutely nothing away. With the official announcement set for ten days’ time, Samsung has released a couple of short teaser videos, although anybody looking for some solid information will once again be disappointed.
Both short clips consist of short journeys through the galaxy, which, while visually pleasing, don’t do much to excite the tech-loving faithful.
Essentially, all they reveal is that it will be a Galaxy device, will fit easily into the hand, and will, according to Samsung, become “a natural side of life”. Never shy to make its feelings known through advertising and trailers, it calls out what it sees as the “sheep” of the smartphone market – not very subtle, I think you’ll agree.
We have a rough idea of what to expect with the upcoming device, but there’s always an air of relief once the vendor comes along and adds that stamp of authenticity, so it looks as though we’re going to be waiting right up until the May 3rd announcement in London for that to happen. Although the Vietnamese concept leak a couple of days ago seemed legitimate enough, the specs released by Amazon – which has the device up for pre-order in Germany – represent the strongest inkling we have as to what Samsung will be announcing.
At €599 for the SIM-free version, consumers can expect a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display accompanied by a mighty 12-megapixel snapper and LED flash, and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via the microSD card slot). It’s expected to pack Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and although the specific final design remains an unspecified myth, the device is likely to offer a ceramic finish.
Those who like to multitask may be treated to a 1.5GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor, and there’s expected to be LTE capabilities for those residing in a 4G compliant area.