We have recently brought some news regarding the Samsung Galaxy S III handset, which was originally set to be announced and shown off at this year’s Mobile World Congress which is happening in Barcelona as we speak. However, Samsung decided not to showcase the new handset at the MWC, instead opting to delay the announcement amid rumors that they wanted to unify a global launch date for the device which could happen in as many as fifty countries or cities in one go.

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Regardless of how Samsung decide to play it, we have it on good authority that it could be launched on various South African networks as soon as June of this year, but the guys over at BGR have published details of the technical specifications of the device to keep those Samsung and Android fans happy in the interim. The detailed specifications paint quite a promising picture, looking likely to have Android fans salivating and could even convince a few die hards from other mobile operating systems to jump ship and give the S III a try.

So just what does Samsung have in store for us smartphone fans? Check out the details below, but be prepared to salivate:

  • 4.8 inch, full HD 1080P resolution display with 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor.
  • A front facing, 2 megapixel camera for video calling as well as an 8 megapixel rear camera.
  • A brand new ceramic case as has previously been reported.
  • 4G LTE connectivity.
  • Pre-installed with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

As you can see, it makes for pretty impressive reading, meaning that the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone will most definitely make a huge impact when released and will more than likely provide some impressive sales figures for Samsung come the second half of the financial year. The inclusion of a full high-definition display on a smartphone of this caliber is a very exciting prospect and will take mobile media to a whole new level.

We had already been aware that the device could feature an all-ceramic rear casing, which is a very interesting choice of materials, but one of the issues with the S II handset was the fact that it didn’t feel high ‘quality’ to the touch, which is sure to be eradicated with this new design of the S III smartphone.

Are you looking forward to the launch of the Galaxy S3? We most certainly are now.

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