Samsung GALAXY S III Officially Launching on May 3

The company has started to send official invites for the event

By on April 16th, 2012 21:33 GMT

It looks like all those rumors that were pointing to a possible May release for the Galaxy S III were accurate as Samsung is reportedly sending out invites for a special event.

The text on the invitation seems to be pretty clear as to what exactly Samsung plans to launch next month: “Come and meet the next Galaxy.”

The event is set to take place in London on May 3 and is likely to be largely covered by the media, especially that we already have lots of details on the next-generation Galaxy device.

Although everyone is talking about the upcoming Galaxy S III, there's a slight chance that Samsung might change the name of the device for a change.

As with all the previous Galaxy S launch events, this one falls under the term “Samsung Galaxy Unpacked,” so those who already have the application installed on their Android devices might receive a bit of info before the phone goes official.

We also know that the smartphone should pack a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED HD (1280 x 720 pixels) capacitive touchscreen display, and a quad-core processor.

According to the latest hearsay, Galaxy S III will be powered by Samsung's Exynos 4412 SoC (system on a chip), which packs four Cortex A9 CPUs clocked at 1.5 GHz.

Furthermore, the smartphone should feature a ceramic housing or something similar, as well as a slightly modified TouchWiz user interface.

It appears that a photo of the alleged Samsung Galaxy S III recently leaked online shows that the smartphone features a 5-column interface, similar to that of the Galaxy Note.

According to the folks over at BGR, the Galaxy S II will be the official device of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Apparently, Samsung will launch different versions of the Galaxy S III, such as 16GB and 32GB models.

Last but not least, Samsung has decided to live stream the event on May 3 via its official Facebook account. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

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