As the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S III draws ever-closer, Amazon Germany has already begun accepting pre-orders of the handset, and whilst there aren’t any accompanying images, the price and features revealed are – given Amazon’s rep as an online retailer – as good as confirmation.
It was only yesterday that a Vietnamese tech site released a video purporting to be the device, but its list of the smartphone’s specs don’t quite correlate with Amazon’s. Yesterday’s leak suggested an 8 mega-pixel snapper would take the role as main camera, however Amazon Germany notes it will include a 12-megapixel camera – in line with dozens upon dozens of rumors up until yesterday.
The display will be a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED one, so there will be – as predicted – plenty of screen real-estate for Android users to play around with.
As far as price goes, the unlocked, SIM-free version will retail for €599, which, at the current exchange rate, is just shy of 800 US dollars. With that being said, consumer electronics vendors don’t usually use Google to convert currencies, so the chances are, it will be slightly cheaper for those lucky souls residing in the US of A.
While we still believe the Vietnamese leak yesterday to be a legitimate prototype, the labeling of the device suggests it was made in December of last year, since which Samsung will have made quite a few improvements and amendments.
While megapixels are certainly not the holy grail in features that make up a good camera, we still fully expect it to excel in terms of performance. Samsung’s forte is in the AMOLED, so it will want to make sure the display gets a fair representation with a beastly new camera.
There’s likely to be 16GB of internal storage (expandable via the microSD card slot), while the camera will be further enhanced by an LED flash. In terms of the operating system, we’ll certainly be seeing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and although Amazon cannot shed any light on the design, it’s likely to offer a ceramic finish.
Whatever the case, we’ll find out on May 3rd for sure what the Korean LCD specialist has up its sleeve, and if it’s anything like the rumors, it could easily be the most successful Android-based smartphone launch to date.
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