It’s Official: Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S III on May 3rd in London

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Three days ago I posted a Twitter conversation I had with Eldar Murtazin, Editor in Chief of Mobile-Review, where he said that he was going to be in London on May 2nd for what might possibly be the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Now, thanks to Tweakers.net, we know for a fact that Samsung will be showing off their next flagship on May 3rd. They received an official press invitation that simply says: “Come meet the next Galaxy.” It’s not too hard to figure out what that means. So what do the latest rumors tell us about what will ultimately be the hottest selling Android device of 2012? There’s a lot of misinformation floating around, but the consensus seems to be that we can expect a quad core ARM Cortex A9 Exynos chip, a non-PenTile version of the 4.65 inch 720p AMOLED display in the Galaxy Nexus, built-in 4G LTE, and that’s about it. No word about the camera or what Samsung plans on doing to “improve” TouchWIZ.

Should you even listen to the rumors? Not really. In less than three weeks we’ll know everything we need to know. That and we can’t really say anything about a device after a quick hands-on at a press event. It’s going to take some serious one on one review time to paint an accurate picture of the weaknesses and strengths of the Galaxy S III. Do I personally think it’ll be better than the HTC One X? Absolutely. Why? Samsung makes screens, processors, storage chips, RAM chips, they make damn near everything. Who do you think gets priority access to the most bleeding edge components coming out of Samsung’s factories?

That and there’s the Android skins debate. We hate all of them, but TouchWIZ is easily the least offensive. Sense 4, regardless of how much HTC says they toned things down, is still over the top.

Update: Other members of the Dutch media have started to receive invitations to Samsung’s event. Here’s an official image from AndroidWorld.nl. Note that it’s still not 09:00 in the UK yet, so members of the British media have yet to get their invite.

Update: For those of you who like countdown clocks, I just made one really quick. As of the last edit to this article, there are 17 days and 10 hours to go.

  • guest

    i think that S on your outfit means Samsung!! 

  • http://www.mspy.com/ Leroy Levi

    The rumours suggest that the Galaxy S III  could be as little as 7mm thick, feature
    a 12-megapixel BSI camera, NFC and could potentially include support
    for wireless charging.

  • An Observer

    Could be for the Galaxy Espresso.

    May 22 for the gsiii, perhaps…?

    • http://www.intomobile.com/ Stefan Constantinescu

      Face. Palm. Repeat.

  • Anonymous

    I think it will be the Samsung Galaxy II 1/2.

  • Muhammad Ifwan

    if it could be the SG3, i’m extremely happy to heard bout this..but if not, all efforts regularly open the countdown clock is just waste of time.. hope SG3 will make it…! thanks, good posts and a dream to be remembered…hope so :) slowly keep the efforts digging the rumours on wht type galaxy will be launch so as we do not lay so much hope on SG3..thanks..

  • Anonymous

    tick ….tick ….tick ….. T-Minus 17 days ….. n’ counting

  • http://www.motoask.com/ Motorola Atrix forum

    All this waiting will finally be worth it!  Now I just need it to hit the States quickly!

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