The new Samsung handset will supersede the Galaxy S II, which is widely seen as the top Android smartphone. ZDNet Korea claimed to have confirmed the April launch with Samsung’s advertising agency.

Features for the Galaxy S III have not been officially released but the technology blog Boy Genius Report claimed it would feature a 1.5ghz quad-core processor, a 4.8-inch 1080p resolution display, 2GB RAM, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera. BGR said the handset would run Android 4.0.

The gadget blog also said that its own sources were predicting an April launch for the new smartphone.

Samsung has supported the Galaxy S II with a marketing campaign that pokes fun at Apple fans. A queue of people waiting for the launch of a new phone of envious of what passers-by are able to do with their Samsung handsets.

It was originally thought that Samsung would unveil the S III at last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona but the Korean firm put out a statement shortly before the event saying “the successor to the Galaxy SII smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product”.



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