Samsung Galaxy S3 release date rumours have circulated for a while. The latest was that the phone would go on sale in April, but Samsung has since denied this claim.
Recently, ZDNet Korea cited sources indicating that the Samsung Galaxy S3 would arrive in April. Mimicking Apple, Samsung's plan would therefore be to unveil the phone just a few weeks before availability. However, the phone-maker has since stepped-up to deny these April release date rumours.
On Twitter, Samsung wrote, "please note, some reports regarding a press release for Galaxy S3 are not true. Once a specific launch date is decided we will notify you via Twitter first." Who to believe?
Samsung's denials may simply be an attempt to keep the surprise factor of its launch in-tact. ZDNet's source for the original April rumour was Samsung's marketing and advertising agency, rather than the Far East parts suppliers often quoted in such stories. Also, Samsung is to hold a launch event on 15 March in Amsterdam - which could easily be when the Galaxy S3 gets its official outing.
A 1080p 4.8in screen - mad, right?
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected to feature a quad-core 1.5GHz Samsung Exynos processor, Ice Cream Sandwich software, 4.8in screen and - here's the biggie - a 1080p display. Plenty of 720p-screened phones were spotted at Mobile World Congress 2012 in February, but such a high-res screen would set a new standard. With 458dpi pixel density, it would trash the 326dpi of the iPhone 4S - currently the best-known high pixel density phone there is, by far.
Do we need this many pixels, though? You'll give yourself a headache trying to see the pixels in a 720p 4-point-something-inch screen, so is Samsung's spec-chasing simply a way to one-up competitors without any real benefit for the buyer? Or is the Samsung Galaxy S3 already no. 1 on your smartphone hit list?