Samsung Galaxy S III Will Feature 4.8-Inch Display And Have Simultaneous Launch Globally

We may not be seeing the Samsung Galaxy S III at MWC next week, but we know it’s very much real and on its way. BGR reports that Samsung will not be launching the device in phases as it was done with the Galaxy SII. The Galaxy S III will launch in 50 markets simultaneously around the globe, meaning those of us here in the States likely won’t have to wait 6 months after the initial launch as we previously saw with the Galaxy S II. Moreover, in addition to the sexy thin profile and waterproof design the S III will likely have, it will feature a 4.8-inch screen, meaning it will likely be the perfect compliment to Android 4.0 and an HD display that was previously rumored about the device. Oh and the back of the phone will be made of ceramic, not the glossy plastic we’re accustomed to.

If you thought the Galaxy S II was a major breakthrough in smartphone design, the Galaxy S III is ready to raise the bar even higher. Stay tuned with Talk Android for any future updates or developments in the Galaxy S III saga.

source: BGR

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  • Jhon2k1

    I have a Galaxy note and I love it. Lets see what about this new phone :D

  • pHyR3

    ceramic? :/

    i would have thought they would go for a more premium plastic or kevlar, kevlar sounds pretty cool so that could help generate sales.

    • pepoluan

      high-tech ceramics are miracle materials. some are harder than steel.

  • Guest

    Waterproof?  So the buttons, USB port, headphone jack, battery door, SD card slot… are all sealed entirely?

    • john

      I believe they will be using a nano coating on the SIII. There won’t be any seal for it. These nano coating is meant to repel water at a micro level.

  • Berg

    4.8 inches? Wow that sounds like a winner. I constantly hesitate between my Note (a little too big) and S2 (too small since I’ve used the Note…). Now that sits exactly in the middle. Me wants.

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  • Panas

    “Galaxy SII was a major breakthrough in smartphone design”? Says who??? This is ridiculous…

    • Sdfsd

      sgs2 is still laggy

  • Evo4now

    I’ve tried the GSII and it was not laggy, sluggish or otherwise.  Now if you install a bunch of apps and put widgets all over the place and have a million things running in the background almost any phone will get sluggish to some level.  But they didn’t have it on my carrier so I went with the Evo4G which I’d like to find a quad core for my next phone.  I’m keeping a close eye on this one as the HTC phones let me down big time taking away the SD card slot. :(