These last few days have produced a myriad of rumors regarding the release date and specs of the successor of the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Galaxy S III. While most of them will surely turn out to be fake this last one does seem to be the real deal. If we are to believe this leak, Samsung is going to unveil its next flagship device at the Unpacked event in London on the 22nd of May.
The reason we believe this is the real deal is because Samsung has already stated that it will launch the Galaxy S III at a separate event somewhere in the first half of the year, close to the commercial availability of this device. This rumor lands in perfectly in the above statement, and to further amplify its impact it also came via a Reddit post from a leak of a PR firm called Weber Shandwick which have previously worked with Samsung at their press conference at CES 2010.
One of the most interesting aspects of the leaked picture above is the appearance of a dedicated camera button and the retaining of the classic hardware home button and two capacitive keys on both of its sides. If you look closely at the picture you will also spot a speaker grill on the front of the device and an awesome edge to edge touchscreen display. The speaker placement is something new so we can’t comment on it upon actually seeing the device.
If we are to look at the previous release events of Samsung made device, London does seem like a pretty plausible place to unveil another flagship. If you can recall, the US bound Galaxy Nexus was unveiled at a Hong Kong hosted event.
As far as the hardware of the Samsung Galaxy S III the rumor mill is still up and running. Some rumors point out at an Exynos branded quad core Cortex A9 CPU ticking inside the new flagship while other go as far as showing a new generation Cortex A15 dual core processor at 2 GHz. In either case the new Galaxy S III should be able to overshadow its competition as far as processing power is concerned. It will also be interesting to see if this new device will be the first to pack dual channel RAM memory of 2 GB capacity.
One thing is for sure, the new Samsung device will pack a large HD screen of the Super AMOLED Plus variety, so regardless of the hardware powering it, it should make an impact on our users eyes.
This may eventually turn out to be another fake rumor, but it sure sounds very convincing so we are willing to take a dive on this one and stick with a London release of the Samsung Galaxy S III.