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The hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3 was allegedly leaked in a blurry picture a few days back. Now, another leak shows a clearer picture.
An anonymous source has leaked the photo taken in higher quality to GSM Helpdesk Netherlands, which was spotted by GSM Arena. Although there’s no way to know for certain if this is another Photoshop job or the real deal, it does allow us to get a better look at the alleged S3.
Aside from the better photo, the anonymous source does confirm the S3’s specs, some of which have already been reported in the past. According to the source, the S3 will sport dimensions of 131 x 64 x 8 mm. It is said to weigh in at 125 g. This means that the S3 will be .5 mm slimmer compared to its predecessor, but will be 9 g heavier. It will sport a 4.7 inch 720p display, which will be a Super AMOLED Plus just like the S2. It will also rock a 12-megapixel snapper that can record videos at 1080p. NFC and a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor will also be on board, but this time the source claims the phone will sport 1 GB of RAM instead of the 2 GB rumoured in the past.
The source also reveals that the S3 is scheduled to land in the 22nd of May. However, according to a separate report, Samsung may release the S3 earlier in April.
Do you think the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the real deal, or do you still think it’s a fake? Give us your thoughts.
When Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) was first seen running on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, many Android users wondered when the update would be rolling out to their smartphones. This includes owners of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S2. If you own an S2 and signed a contract with O2, we have good news for you. An O2 executive confirmed that the update was rolling out to the S2 “before the end of March”.
In an interview with TechRadar, Andrew Cocks, media and communications executive at O2 said that the ICS update for the S2 would be rolling out “before the end of March, not mid-April”.
Recently, Samsung announced that the ICS update would be rolling out to S2s in the UK on the 19th of March. Since updates are subjects to testing from network operators, this is likely for unlocked handsets.
Despite Samsung’s announcement, network operators in the UK have not given specific information on when the ICS update would be rolling out to the S2. Although O2’s Cocks has said that it would arrive “before the end of March”, he failed to mention when exactly O2 plans to release the update to its S2 customers.
Do you own a Samsung Galaxy S2 with O2? Are you excited the Ice Cream Sandwich update is finally rolling out to your smartphone towards the end of the month? Give us your thoughts.
The Korean tech giant Samsung has just announced that the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update will be rolling out to units of the Galaxy S2 in the UK on the 19th of March. This means that S2 owners will finally get to enjoy the latest Android features, which were previously only available to the Galaxy Nexus (the first smartphone to run ICS).
Currently, the update is rolling out to units in a few countries. Samsung announced via Twitter, “ICS for Galaxy S2 will be available today in Europe, including Poland, Hungary, Sweden and Korea & gradually roll out to other markets.”
Speaking to TechRadar, Samsung said, “Samsung UK can confirm that the roll out of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on Galaxy S II will be available from week commencing 19 March, however the availability of software upgrades in the UK will be dependent upon each network’s own software approvals process.”
This means that SIM-free handsets will get to enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich before units on a contract.
Speaking to TechRadar, a Three spokesperson said, “We are testing Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S2 and the update is on track.” However, they failed to mention when the update would be rolling out to their S2 customers.
Also speaking to TechRadar, Vodafone said, “The Android 4.0 upgrade for Galaxy S2 smartphones running on the Vodafone UK network is currently under test to make sure that we provide the highest level of final software. As soon as the tests are completed we will upload the software to the update servers as quickly as possible.”
Other networks are yet to announce if they are running tests on the update and when they plan to roll out ICS to the S2. We’ll keep you posted once we know more.