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Samsung Galaxy S III to feature 4.8-inch 1080p display? Probably not.

It’s days like these that we’re glad Recombu HQ is located smack bang in the middle of a salt mine, because this latest rumour is certainly a whopper.

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BGR claim to have the latest details on the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III. The newest iteration of Samsung’s wildly successful Galaxy line will allegedly sport a 4.8-inch panel with a resolution of 1920×1080. Yes, you read that right. A 1080p screen on a 4.8-inch screen. We’ll let you sit and think about that for a moment.

The processor is said to be Samsung’s own Exynos brand, rocking four cores clocked at 1.5Ghz. An 8 megapixel camera will be found on the rear, and a 2 megapixel shooter will sit on the front. The phone will be running Ice Cream Sandwich, and also have 4G LTE, at least in America.

Also, Samsung are allegedly moving away from their plastic housing, instead using a ceramic material, which sounds similar to what HTC are using on the One S.

The processor and build materials of this mysterious and elusive phone aren’t too far fetched, but the screen certainly has us frowning heavily at our computer screens this afternoon. The technology just isn’t there yet, and the best we can hope for is a 1280×720 panel, or maybe 1280×800, depending on what aspect ratio Samsung like more. We’d love to be proven wrong, but it’s simply too big a tale.

Samsung have previously stated that they’re planning to hold a separate event from MWC for the Galaxy S II unveil, with rumours pegging a summer launch.

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