Samsung Australia is refusing to say when the new Samsung Galaxy S3 will be offically launched in Australia however we do know that carriers are banking on the hot new phone to drive sales in the next quarter.Overnight a brand new web site for the phone appeared but was promptly taken down with some observers tipping that the new phone which will have a 4.6″ display screen could be launched today.
A Samsung website entitled ‘tgeltaayehxt’ – an anagram of ‘the Next Galaxy’ offered a countdown – although the site is proving a problem to access due in part to demand for information on the new phone.
After you solve the word puzzle one is able to unlock a further preview – for an even on May 3 in London, where details of the iconic Android will presumably be released.
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The new web site is due to expire at midnight UK time.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected to rival the new iPhone 5 which is due in September 2012.
The device which is set to be powered by a 1.4Ghz quad core processor could be the hottest selling smartphone this year with Telestra insiders admitting that they are already testing the device in Australia.
The S3 is expected to boast an 8 megapixel camera, 16GB of storage and NFC technology allowing it to double as a credit card.
Its 720 x1184 4.6-inch screen is expected to have a slightly lower pixel density than the iPhone 4S, but on a bigger 4.6inch screen compared to the iPhone4, 3.5inch screen.
16GB of storage plus a microSD card slot are also mentioned, along with a 2,050mAh battery.
The mystery phone has the model number GT-i9300, expected to be the model number for the Galaxy S3.
The handset is also running Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Google’s Android software.