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Samsung Galaxy S III appears for pre-order

Tips up before Samsung has even announced the smartphone

Samsung is yet to announce the Galaxy S III smartphone but the device is available to pre-order online. See also Samsung Galaxy S3 release date, specs and rumour round-up.

The US website Mobilecityonline.com has the Galaxy S III, model name GT-I9300, up for pre-order for a price of $799. Samsung opted not to announce the follow-up handset to the Galaxy S II at Mobile World Congress(MWC) deciding to give it its own dedicated event. See also Samsung Galaxy S3 review.

If Mobilecityonline’s details are correct, the Galaxy S III will come with a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. This means a ‘retina’ quality pixel density of 319ppi. Visit Samsung Galaxy S3 launch: as it happened.

Unfortunately there are no dimensions stated for the Galaxy S III but it looks pretty slender in the image. Known specifications include an Exynos 4212 quad-core 1.8GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 12MP rear facing camera, a 2MP front facing camera and 4G LTE connectivity. Go to Samsung Galaxy S3 specs and pictures.

Samsung Galaxy S III

The Galaxy S III will come with the usual WiFi, Bluetooth, microSD and microUSB and strangely the listing says near field communication (NFC) technology is optional.

The listing specifies that the phone runs Google’s Android operating system but not which version. We assume that it will come with the most recent, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It will have version 4.0 of Samsung’s TouchWiz interface.

Samsung said it can’t comment on rumour or speculation.

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