The Samsung Galaxy S3 has thus far been the only Android phone we’ve seen generate iPhone-esque hysteria amongst the rumour mill and at the same time, remain relatively under-wraps save for a few misleading bread trails that generally led nowhere. Well now we’ve got the two most robust leaks released so far only hours apart from one another, the Vietnamese video leak and the Amazon Germany spec leak. Great! Right? Now we know what all the fuss is about? Erm. No. We don’t. The two leaks contradict one another confusing us even more.
On the one hand, the first leak – the convincing Vietnamese video suggests that the new Samsung Galaxy flagship will be rocking a 4.6-inch 720p display with an 8MP camera and a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor as well as NFC and 1GB or RAM.
In contrast, the Amazon.de leak spotted by bestboyz earlier today revealed an apparent 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen instead, as well as a 12-megapixel camera as opposed to the 8-megapixel sensor suggested in the Vietnamese video. Difficult to gauge which is right based on Amazon’s position as a trusted retailer against the video’s convincing walk through of the UI.
Both rumours agree that there will be 16GB available on board with expandable memory via micro SD, as well as Ice Cream Sandwich which has been a given all along. While the screen size discrepancy could relate to the ICS on-screen buttons, the camera is definitely still definitely sporting a rather sizable question mark. Will Samsung go down the HTC route, give each pixel on the sensor space to breath and keep the megapixels down at 8 or will they do a Sony and up the resolution to 12?
There isn’t long until we find out the truth, with a Samsung event taking place here in London on May 3rd expected to be where the Samsung Galaxy S3 is announced along with Samsung’s cloud storage solution. We’ll be there covering every nook and cranny with hands-on videos, photos and opinions. If you’ve got any questions, feelings or thoughts in the meantime, sharing is caring so tweet or leave a comment below.