Samsung Galaxy S III Set For March Announcement, April Launch?

The Samsung Galaxy S III is arguably one of the most anticipated Android smartphones in 2012, with the Galaxy S II already winner of a number of “best smartphone of 2011” awards, the Galaxy S III has a lot to live up to. Samsung decided to skip a Mobile World Congress announcement for the Galaxy S III, and now a ZDNet Korea report indicates we could see a Samsung announcement later this month. If earlier rumors hold up, we will also see a simultaneous Galaxy S III launch on 50 major networks, possibly including those in the United States and hopefully including T-Mobile.

As it stands now, there is absolutely no sign outside of previous Galaxy S support for which carrier(s) will carry the Galaxy S III. Currently rumored specs include:

  • 4.8? Super AMOLED HD Plus display…up to 1080p perhaps?
  • Quad-Core Exynos 4412 processor with ARM Mali-400 GPU
  • 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Ceramic casing
  • 4G LTE support
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Our fingers are crossed for the Galaxy S III to arrive on the Magenta network in the future, this could be the Android smartphone for 2012.

BGR via ZDNet Korea

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  • Cameron W3st

    And as soon as the quad-core, 4+inch screened, iPhone 5 is announced…No one will care about this Samsuck device…enjoy it while it lasts.

    • Iucidium

      People as retarded as you and Apple’s lawyers will confuse this for an iPhone 5.
      Seriously though, this is a T-Mobile site – piss off with the fanboyism. Stop trolling on non Apple sites and do something productive and work for Techcrunch, or Engadget.

      • Cameron W3st

        I’m actually a T-mobile customer and I’ve used Android since the G1…I just think Samsung, after owning both of the galaxy phones, is a terrible company with very poor build quality on their devices. The problem, still, with android is that as soon as this phone is announced, another 4 devices with SLIGHTLY better specs will be announced and everyone will want those devices for 2 months until another 4 devices are released with even SLIGHTLY better specs. 

        • guest

           Its funny you say this because the Samsung Galaxy SII was announced at last years MWC and quickly became one of the most talked about phone and still is. It is also the most popular phone internationally. I was in Europe and did not see a single iPhone but saw plenty of Samsung phones.
          When Samsung released the Galaxy S I yes they bruised relations with customer by releasing the GS4G months later. But they did not repeat that. In fact they, unlike apple, provide affordable alternatives to their current top seller. Apple just tells you to get the previous model.
          The Samsung phones are quite nicely built. I still have my Samsung Vibrant and it is outlasting my friends’ phones, including the iPhone, the G2x, and a few HTC phones, all while running Android 2.2 

        • Cameron W3st

          You must have gotten GOD to personally touch that Vibrant…because I also owned that phone (3 of them actually) and every single one of them was an awful experience…very, very laggy (even while rooted), loaded with bloatware and just, in general, not a reliable device. 

        • Laney2022

          I have a vibrant as well and it has been a great phone. In fact, it runs Ics wonderfully.

        • Frigadroid

          I’m on my second vibrant. The first was a pile of poop the second was a refurb turd nugget. The gps works now so I just deal with the bugs, lag, freezing and reboots typical of samsung touchwiz software.

        • whiteiphoneproblems

          I also have a Vibrant running stock Froyo, and still honestly love it.

        • D Deleon74

          doesn’t the same thing happen with every iteration of the iphone, granted it only happens once a year? but still, people will line up for days like sheep waiting to get the new phone. we “android users” have a choice in what phones we want to buy unfortunately same can’t be said about iphone. and its cool it seems that that’s what works for them. 

        • Iucidium

          Blame the disposable consumerism Apple and The U.S.A has created.

        • Spanky

          That’s why you buy a Nexus device. Speaking of SLIGHTLY better specs….iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 4S? Catch my drift?

        • fixxmyhead

          haha burn

        • Bratty

          You aint very bright spanky if you think you have “drift” with that argument.

        • Quinn tenfelde

          he has a drift i caught it and i like it  

        • Wilma Flintstone

           Tokyo Drift?

        • Realcool2000

          Look, if u wanna talk about terrible companies Apple just got caught using some of the worst factory worker policies around look at this …..

          According to the New York Times, workers at a factory in Shenzhen, China, owned by Foxconn (a company that manufactures iPhones, iPads and other devices for Apple) regularly work sixteen-hour, seven-day work weeks.

          They stand until their legs swell and they can’t walk, and they perform repetitive motions on the production line for so long that some permanently lose the use of their hands. To cut costs, managers make workers use cheap chemicals that cause neurological damage. There has been a rash of suicides at the Foxconn plant, and 300 workers recently threatened to jump off the roof over a safety and pay dispute.

          In short, as one former Apple executive told the New York Times, “Most people would be really disturbed if they saw where their iPhone comes from.”

          Mark Shields, a self-described member of the “cult of Mac,” started a petition on demanding Apple exert its influence on its suppliers to improve working conditions for the factory workers that make iPhones, iPads and other Apple products.

          Apple knows it can play an important role in ensuring safe and fair working conditions for the workers at its suppliers, like Foxconn. In 2005, the company released a supplier code of conduct, and it performs hundreds of audits each year in China and around the world to confirm its suppliers are meeting the code’s expectations.

          But that’s where Apple’s commitment falters: the number of supplier violations has held steady year to year and Apple hasn’t consistently publicly stated which suppliers have problems or dropped offending suppliers.

          The bottom line, Apple executives admit, is that they’re not being forced to change.

          One current executive told the New York Times that there’s a trade-off: “You can either manufacture in comfortable, worker-friendly factories,” he said, or you can “make it better and faster and cheaper, which requires factories that seem harsh by American standards. And right now, customers care more about a new iPhone than working conditions in China.”

          So im guessing that last statement describes you Cameron …..seems like it does.

    • baopham

      Maybe.  But thats why Samsung is announcing the phone right now and availability should be very soon, possibly as soon as April.  If iPhone 5 get a 4inch screen I think it will be alright – but there’s fans for both phones.

    • Mvaughan06

      Jesus, what a tool

      • Cameron W3st

        Nice come back…what are you, 5? If you’re going to criticize someone’s post, why don’t you come up with something more constructive to say…assuming you CAN actually come up with something constructive to say. 

        • Drew

          “…No one will care about this Samsuck device…”. Followed in your next post with, “..assuming you CAN actually come up with something constructive to say”. LOL!! You epitomize the typical iPhone douche. You contradict yourself and talk in circles. Why are you here?? Oh, that’s right, you wanna check out what your next phone WON’T HAVE. Got it…

        • Cameron W3st

          Exactly…what my next phone won’t have are overheating issues, random reboots, flawed framework, and a battery that lasts for 15 minutes. 

        • Cybersedan

          But what you next phone might need, is duct tape so it doesn’t drop calls, or a free case from Apple since you were “holding it wrong”, because yeah, everything that apple shits out their ass is perfect.

        • Tyy


        • Exile_One

          It is your ignorance which will forever regulate you within the ranks of underlings.

        • Tbyrne

          Cameron come on. The GS2 doesn’t overheat. It doesn’t lag and my battery lasts just over a day with heavy to moderate use. Both the iPhone & Samsung GS2 are great phones. Variety is the stuff of life.

        • Mvaughan06

          no sense in making some huge long response, you’ve already made your decision. i just don’t know why people make their minds up before seeing both sides (phones) first. most people who own iPhones don’t consider Android. my wife was one of those people, swore by it. she now owns a GSII and hasn’t looked back. I just assumed you were the average iPhone tool who had never once touched an Android device, excuse me, but that does seem to be the majority.

        • Cameron W3st

          I absolutely agree. But I’m not in that group. I have used both.  And honestly, I DO agree that Android, in theory, is a superior OS. But unfortunately, it is nowhere near that point yet. Almost all Android phones are rushed in to production because they HAVE to be…because, like I said, as soon as one comes out…4 more come out immediately after it that slightly boost specs (ie. going from a 1GHz processor to a 1.2 GHz processor). If the Android community could somehow unify and all the major manufacturers came out with ONE device/year…I have no doubt that, not only would Android swallow Apple, all Android devices would actually work the way they are supposed to. 

        • Iucidium

          But that would destroy the ‘open source’ nature of Android.

        • D Deleon74

          lol yes because your post was very constructive…

        • Anonymous

          Act like a troll and you’ll get treated like one…

        • Spanky

          As constructive as your original post? :)

    • Exile_One

      shut up!

    • JBrowne1012

      I have a unicorn I’d like to sell you 

    • Quinn tenfelde

      get ur facts right quad-core is more efficient then dual-core and im sorry iphone are not worth the money its a child phone.

    • 1lapper

      troll much?

  • Zanefbanks

    I need rumored specs on battery size (and hopefully new technology) because if these specs are real, it’s going to need a powerhouse of a battery to keep the phone working for longer than 30 minutes. 1080p is going to take some serious horsepower.

  • Ggy

    Ceramic is heavy

    • guest

      It’s not solid ceramic lol! You can’t eat off it

      • None

        At the price that this thing will cost, I doubt I will be eating for a while anyway…

  • baopham

    I doubt it will have a 1080p display – hopefully it will have a non pentile amoled 720p at 4.5 or 4.7 inches (no bezel, no buttons to make the phone manageable).  Microarc oxidation ala HTC ONE S ceramic back?

  • Justin Jett

    THIS will be my next phone…

  • Perfect, just as I upgraded to a Galaxy S II last week.  Ah well it might not even be on Magenta.

    • JBrowne1012

      Galaxy S series are always on Magenta you can always take the S2 back or sell it

    • Nick Thai

      You’ll be FINE. US wont get GS III until a year later. Thanks to all US Carrier

  • Hey is there ceramic casing? :)

  • Diamond Prince

    Cant wait ill be buying 2 :D I Skipped SGS2 Cuz I Heard This Was Coming Out & Im Glad I Did Cuz This Phone Is Sounding And Looking Like A Gods Phone :D

  • Ceramic casing is so important that its listed twice!

  • SamsungFan

    I swear Apple could sell turds if they just slap iphone on it… People get off the bandwagon! It must be nice having a smaller lesser quality screen, weaker processor, camera and video camera, no 4g, no expandable memory or removeable battery? Iphone technology is so 4 +/- years ago. Ohhh wait you do have Siri. Haha what a joke. Get with the times. Unless you like having old technology and “waiting for the next best iphone” Why has it taken 4+ generations of 1 device to work at getting it right? Phone for phone network for network side by side the galaxy s2 will walk on an iphone 4 anyday of the week…

    • Cameron W3st

      Really? Because I’m actually quite sure that my iPhone will work better, without any hiccups,  more often than ANY android device you put in front of me. The reason I switched from Android to iPhone isn’t because iPhone is more powerful…it’s because it’s a more solid user experience than absolutely any android powered device. I know that my iPhone will not overheat, randomly reboot itself or start lagging for “insufficient memory”…and, after owning the G2X, my faith in Android was absolutely shattered. 

      • Mvaughan06

        you owned one of the more plagued Android devices. not every Android device is like that

      • Spanky

        My iPod Touch lags on a regular basis and has rebooted itself on several occasions. Granted, it lacks the phone function, but it’s an iOS device that shares a lot of its components with the iPhone. Apple is far from perfect.

        Although I’ve never had the (dis)pleasure of using the G2x, I’ve heard enough horror stories to write that phone off. I’m not surprised that your experience was negative.

      • Iucidium

        A G2X? Bad choice – do a little more research next time.

      • Techhi

         My T Mo GS2 never reboots or Lags – but Im running a custom ROM but the few days I did have it at stock had no problems – I wil;l NEVER go back to a screen less then 4.5″  3.5 is like going from a movie theater to a 19″ TV  – bring on the 4.8

      • Mr_Vault

        Congrats Cameron. Glad your iPhone doesn’t mess up. You should google your subject matter and you’ll see that iPhones have the same issues as Android phones. Phones are sort of like cars. They’re mass produced and sometimes you just get a bad one. As for your G2x, its a well known fact here, that I’m one of only 3 people on the planet (not really) who got a working G2x. Still sporting it to this day with zero issues. Fast as can be, super reliable, incredible battery life, amazing screen. And I use the hell-outta-it.  But I have to ask one question. If you’re an Apple user, why on the Tmo site? David has virtually ZERO Apple news here. Are you trolling?

      • Loueradun

        I hate comments like this… “it’s because it’s a more solid user experience than absolutely any android powered device.”

        This is a fallacy and the commenter knew it.  YES there are androids that have specs that suck or were filled full of crappy software from the manufacturer.  The Free or $50 android is likely one of these devices.

        Now if you go out of your way to find a device with decent hardware, and a manufacturer who will update it (ex. HTC, or any pure Google phones), you will have a much better experience.  If you are willing to root it (which should be an unnecessary step on your personally owned hardware), the experience gets even better.

        I have an HTC Sensation and haven’t had any problems with it, except for a little lag for about a week before it received its first OTA update.  In comparison, the iPhone 4S had battery problems for weeks after its initial release, and the iPhone 4 had antennae problems.

        My phone has never randomly rebooted itself, or started lagging for “insufficient memory”.  The brief lag I mentioned earlier was merely an occasional small stutter in the FPS when moving around the UI.

        I feel that your bad experience with the G2X and their piles of both hardware and software problems may have soiled your impression of Android.

        BTW, I am running a custom rom now, as HTC hasn’t yet released ICS as of yet, and all I can say is wow.  ICS with it’s hardware acceleration just can’t be beat.

    • JBrowne1012

      Its more of a cult than a bandwagon.

      • I enjoy my Apple products, it’s no more of a cult than the Android community is. Weaker processor? Sorry, once again someone who doesn’t understand the processor and OS argument.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Come on David, you GOTTA stop falling for the Android Flamebait.  They know you like Apple products which is why some of them troll Apple.

      • Wilma Flintstone

         Lol Touche Good Fellow.

  • Kimly

     my korean friend who just came from korea has GALAXY S3 HD. he works at samsung cell phone company there

    • Ohgeez10

      Suurrrrrrrre.  PROOF!?!?!?!!?  :D 

    • Mr_Vault

       Your friend from Korea wouldn’t be named Kim Lee, would he?

  • Vim

    No way in hell will this phone will get a Super AMOLED Plus (ie. non-pentile) display that’s also 1080p.  That just isn’t happening because the tech isn’t there.  I’ll be seriously impressed if they can pull off a 720p Super AMOLED Plus in time for the SIII release.   And no, the display on the Galaxy Nexus wasn’t a Plus. 

  • Ohgeez10

    IF…..these specs are true or even close…..its going to be a tough choice between this and the HTC ONE. Looking forward to the summer. 

  • PimpStrong

    Its going to be hard to comment on GSIII posts since I’ve ordered a G’nex.  Knowing that I will get timely updates now leaves me with zero desire for the GSIII regardless of specs.

    Still that will be one bad a$$ and expensive phone to own.  Can’t wait to see the fight between this and the iPhone 4S2 LOL

    • Wilma Flintstone

       Give me your GS2.  I need a hold over phone.

      • PimpStrong

        You know I would actually let you hold it if I didn’t need to pay the credit card balance lol. Gotta sell the “old” GS2

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Dag, true dat true dat.  I can manage, that credit card balance on the other hand…  Your Priorities are in the right place my friend.

    • None

      Where did you order yours?  I am thinking of doing the same but cannot decide which company to order from.

      • None

        Please let us know how it works out.  I know you are on here all the time.

  • Kevinmarchibald

    It will be interesting to see how the SGS3 performs with ICS/TouchWiz, and compared to other phones. SGS2 with Exynos/Mali was the Android phone to beat. But wondering even with a quad core Exynos, dual channel memory controller, and 64-bit NEON support, if the Mali GPU is the same one used in the SGS2, will performance be as good or better than the S4 Pro which uses the 320 GPU? So far I haven’t seen any phones announced or rumored to use the S4 Pro much less benchmarks, so I’m just assuming it’ll be competitive with the SGS3’s CPU/GPU.

    I now work for a company where I have access to hundreds of test phones, so I finally got to try most of the HTC, Motorola, and Samsung phones from the past year. From my testing, I prefer the UI and hardware look/feel of Sprint’s GS2. So I’m anxious to see how Samsung merges TouchWiz with ICS on the SGS3. I’m also interested in the rumored T-Mobile Nexus, though I haven’t tried the Galaxy Nexus yet (always checked out at work). For work reasons, I’m wanting a Bluetooth 4.0-supporting Android phone, so hopefully either the SGS3 or T-Mobile Nexus include BT 4.0 (not interested in the iPhone 4S). I was disappointed that the HTC One S/X specs announced during MWC list BT 3.0, though I don’t care for Sense as much as TouchWiz or plain ICS. Rumored specs for those devices listed BT 4.0.

    • PimpStrong

      I would love to know if the leaked ICS Touch Wiz is what we will see on the GS3 as Touch Wiz 5.  I really hope not because not much changed at all. 


    why do i have the feeling that this will be a epic fail like the iphone 4s

    • Jctusa

      The iPhone 4s was an epic fail?

    • JBLmobileG1

      Epic letdown… yes. As for an epic fail… unfortunately it sells like hotcakes. I think if apple released a plain old candy bar style phone like the old Nokias with interchangeable faceplates. people would buy it.

  • Elvis

    keep your expectation in check, then you’ll be thoroughly surprised…

    so no, i don’t believe all the rumors regarding 1080p screen,

  • Anonymous

    I’m hoping for an April launch.. that’s when I’m eligible for an upgrade. And 4.8″ is to big for my hands. That’s one thing I’d hate about if this rumor becomes true.

  • JBLmobileG1

    Sounds like pretty impressive specs if true. I would probably try out a Samsung so long as it doesn’t feel overly cheap.

  • JamesJamesJ

    yea its nice, but it has touchwiz. Next…

  • badbob001

    Things to look out for:
    – Alternative CPU for the US market.
    – Exclusive to a carrier other than TMO.
    – No removable memory support.
    – No removable battery.
    – 6 to 12 mo US delay due to “branding”.
    – New higher-priced but same-featured data plan required.

    • Mattcat03

      sounds like an Iphone.

    • Wilma Flintstone

       By George I think he’s got it.

    • Loueradun

      It bothers me that all the big manufacturers are pulling the MicroSD ports…  That is a huge selling point for Android devices.  They should be adding a MicroSDXC, instead of removing the MicroSDHC… ARGH

      • Vim

        HTC has been getting beat up on for making phones that are too fat.  The tech media has been full of complaints over the past year that there phones were too fat.  And lots of regular consumers complained too. Meanwhile nobody complains about the iPhone not having a removable battery of microSD card slot.  And then there is ultra-thin Droid Razr with no removable battery, a totally inferior phone, outselling HTC’s Rezound simply because it’s thinner.  The Galaxy Nexus doesn’t have a microSD card slot, but still sells like hotcakes, and also outsells the Rezound.  And getting rid of the bays for the sd card and battery enable the manufacturers to make the phones thinner.  I can thus see HTC’s reasoning here.  By tossing the microSD card slot and the removable battery slot to make the phone thinner, they’ll gain more customers then they will lose. And thus, as much as I really don’t like the conclusion, I can still fully understand why it was made.

  • 4.8″ display? Guys, seriously? There’s big, but then there’s too big (no sexual innuendo). Unless you have hands of the amazon, no regular consumer would be able to use this with just one hand, which isn’t ergonomically settling, that’s just me. Don’t get me wrong, the device is magnificent, but there really isn’t no need to battle out who can make a bigger screen. The bigger the screen, the lower the resolution, no matter if it’s Super Amoled or whatever. 4 to 4.3″ is an ideal screen size, geez. Are you trying to re-iterate the Dell Streak?

    • Drew

      I have my SGS2 in front of me and if they do away with the carrier branding, they can EASILY squeeze 4.52″ to 4.8″ in the same form factor. Go ahead and Google image Dell Streak and take a look at how much bezel and wasted space there is on that device. It’s not the same, SGS III will have virtuously no bezel at all to speak of…

      • 1lapper

        I stated this same thing in a different article 

        • None

          …and heeeere is your cookie!

    • Dave Macias

      FINALLY!!! someone who agress with me! , i think exactly the same. If i would like something bigger ill get myself a tablet, i want a phone not a phone/tablet hybrid , is there any reason why they want to make the screens bigger? my HD7 have the perfect screen size, no more or less.

      • kahlayoh

        some guys do have “big hands” (myself) and prefer a bigger screen, especially when typing!!

      • Bratty

        A lot of people agree with you. It basically comes down to differentiation. When you are competing with the weekly “best android phone”, you have to try to put something on there that stands out. Read some of the comments. Bigger screen = high end is common perspective.

      • Wilma Flintstone

         You see the key word “I”?  “I” does not equal Everyone.

        • Mr_Vault

           Well put, Wilma.   That’s what makes the Android juggernaut what it is… you have choice. So for all the whiners out there, if this isn’t for you, get something else that you will be happy with. You can leave the ridiculous comments (“its too big”) at the door. Wait until you’ve seen one before you spout off…

    • Ohgeez10

      See, I disagree. At that size the phone can still be used as a phone but getting close to a small tablet so watching movies, playing games and surfing the web are that much better. As a former TMO rep, I didnt find any issues with the GSII at 4.5″ screen and this is only .3 bigger. i have a feeling that this phone won’t be too much bigger (if at all) then the current GSII. 

      There’s a reason why the Samsung Note is so popular and still gaining traction. 

      • HalfwayCrook

        Not to mention, it is also “bezel-less” so it shouldnt be that big at all

    • CactoesGel

       I read somewhere that the Galaxy Note sold over 2 millions so far.

      The screen is .5″ smaller.

      Regardless, we all know this will sell like hotcakes.

      • Wilma Flintstone

         Not necessarily.  The article said that Samsung “shipped” over 2 million Galaxy Notes but doesn’t say how many they actually sold.  I read the article on Gsmarena.  I’d be glad to be a part of those sales if they bring the Note to Tmobile US.  AT&T and Verizon already have or are getting it.  Tmo and Sprint need to get it too.

  • Taron19119

    if this come to t-mobile and have a removable battery and memory card then i well get it if not then i well wait for something els

  • mreveryphone

    You can actually make a phone with a 4.8in screen the same size as let’s say a sensation or a amaze. just scale down the bezel and there you have it. 4.8in that you can actually operate with one hand. no pun intended

  • twhitti007

    My name is Bill Brasky and this phone is to small for me. I guess you can’t please everyone.

  • Jay

    Ok so we didn’t get the iPhone, but the GSII is one of the things T-Mobile got right last year. T-Mobile if you know whats good for you, you MUST get the GSIII not matter what. And no not some kind of inferior version to AT&T’s GSIII, but equal or FOR ONCE better than a similar phone the competitor will offer.

    • mreveryphone

      Don’t forget we are a budget company so if we get the 3 core version with 480i res don’t be surprised

      • CactoesGel


      • Wilma Flintstone

         Tri Core: Zelda Edition

      • Frigadroid

        More than likely. History repeated :-(

      • Loueradun

        You know some dev would find a way to unlock that extra core ;)

    • Tbyrne

      You do know many tech people felt the T-Mobile version of the GS2 was the best executed. Samsung knows this so it would make sense they’ll have it here also.

  • BigMixxx

    Samsung has really come a long way.  I still am swearing off their products, like I do LG…

    Looks like the Galaxy line has pulled enough muster to demand attention, similar to an Apple’s brand name.  This is good….

    • None

      they are not making it easy to swear them off.

      • Frigadroid

        With tmobile’s help on the redesigned variants it makes it easy for me.

  • Taron19119

    @dave is it true your making an app for android market

    • None


  • Wow, talk about reporting on something that has already been debunked. Not to mention Microsoft, Dell and a dozen other brand-name company sure that same factory. Having all the facts is usually important.

    • Realcool2000

      New York times said it, not me, and the article was about apple not the other manufacturers.

      Im sure they all do it, but thats what the article said specifically about apple.

      I would be interested to hear all the facts tho, and how the article was “debunked”……

    • Realcool2000

      Wow talk about not backing up ur debunking accusation Dave…..still waiting to hear how that ny times article is wrong……seems to me that apple uses some messed up practices…….

      • Try Google, it’s quite helpful in these situations. Also, find out who else uses Foxconn so you can stop acting like Apple is the only company who uses this factory. Also, Foxconn workers make significantly higher money than other factory workers in China…where factory work is considered excellent pay.

        • Realcool2000

          Oh yeah, checked it out.

          Youre right google helped alot, and looks like apple doesnt take advantage of chinese factory workers at all.

          In fact since foxconn produces xbox, hp, sony AND APPLE products i guess apple is morally in the clear.

          Wow I dont even know why anyone ever made a big deal about these suicides at foxconn ( they should be happy cause apparently they make more than other factory workers )….

          Now that I think about it, those kids that hunt for diamonds make 2 1/2 cents more than the ones that dont make anything at all and just dodge bullets for a living

          So i guess thats all good too, cause those countries laws make it that way not all the international companies that and people that buy diamonds…

        • Where did I write that Apple’s employment was Foxconn was morally righteous? Did I ever mention the word “moral?” Your original accusation seemed to group Apple into a world of its own in relation to Foxconn employment, I think it’s necessary that you have to point equal fingers at other Foxconn employers. Also, don’t act like America is some kind of amazing place to work and that we don’t have similar Foxconn-like environments here in the states. 

        • Realcool2000

          I understand what ur saying, and I know u didnt bring up morality, that was all me.

          Its true that Foxconn makes electronic products for many companies, but seems like the news was all about apple and apple reps apparently where sent in and ended up giving the workers access to suicide hotlines because apple felt the need to show some kind of positive effort ( they could have just put a coka Cola machine at every desk to really shown how much they care ).

          Regardless, it does not seem that the original article quoted from the NY times is dubunked of shown false because fact is that apple is involved with Foxconn, just because sony and HP are as well, doesnt make the article false or disproven.

          To say factories similiar to the levels of Foxconn are in the states is apocryphal.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Between this phone, the Huawei Ascend D Quad XL, HTC One X, Galaxy Note (if it comes to Tmobile), or whatever Tizen phones come out, I’m going to have a tough time choosing my next phone.

    • PimpStrong

      Shouldn’t be too hard if your coming from an HDead2 LOL

      • Wilma Flintstone

        I know right Lol.  I wanna get rid of this phone SOOO bad but all I qualify for through upgrade is the “Amaze” :(
        I don’t make enough to pay $750 for a new off contract phone either.  At least not yet.
        I’ve never upgraded since 03, you’d think I’d have a tad bit better choice huh?

  • Youngt82

    T-Mobile is definitely getting this phone guys, my sister is a manager for a store here in new york city and they already gotten flyers for it that says stay tuned for III :)  and plus they already know this is a big seller for them

    • RotaryP7

      The heck? I work at a corporate T-Mobile store and we have not heard anything about a III. There is no official word yet. So your sister lied to you. I’m sorry to tell you that. 

      • CactoesGel

         ha ha ha WTH

        If there were flyers, it would’ve leaked already.

      • wytwolfen

        Repeating bad information isn’t lying.  

    • Taron19119

      if so take a pic and show it or shut up

  • JQuest

    If it’s true, just shut up and take my money already!

  • Realcool2000

    I just talked to Camerons girlfriend and she said Android OS is WAY better than apple by far :)….( she also said Cameron is needs to try new things )

    • None


      • Realcool2000

        99% of whats on most any forum is unnecessary, what u meant to say is that u dont like how I talk trash, maybe calling the guy a “tool” or cursing is more your style, but mine is more expressive and thoughtful.

        • Supercool


        • Realcool2000


  • Nick

    That clock is so ridiculous

    • JBrowne1012

      That might just be better than HTC Sense

      • None

        I would hope to God that is someone’s mock-up and not real

    • Abc

      I love that clock all ur info in one screen

  • Dwilks

    Nit just the most anticipated android smart phone… but *the* most anticipated smartphone of 2012, I’m still on the galaxy s I and my contract is up this year, Samsung already has my money :-D

  • GinaDee

    T-Mobile USA needs an edge.  They need to push out hot products and get them to market first.  

    Keep the sweet spot at $199.99 on a 2 year contract and 5GB data plan or $299.99 on a 2 year contract with a 2GB data plan.  Maybe $99.99 with a 2 year agreement and 10GB data plan.  

    This will incentive new contracts, renewals and higher data ARPU to help fund their growing network.

    • JBrowne1012

      What? no. The data plan you have should not affect subsidization. $299 is pushing the “why don’t you just suck it up and buy it out right” question. 

      • GinaDee

        I didn’t mean you had to be forced to keep it forever.. only to be eligible for a higher subsidy discount. 

        These phones are really expensive nowadays.  Carriers have to subsidize these by hundreds of dollars.  To me it makes sense to give customers who pay more per month a bigger discount on hardware.  

        From a business perspective this also gets people to migrate to more current plans.  

        I want T-Mobile to be successful and have the funds to grow their network.  That’s why I continue to support T-Mobile despite my personal issues with their spotty 3G network.

        • PimpStrong

          I frown apon this practice.

        • Nwordmoment


        • PimpStrong

          Fixed it thanks!

    • None

      I think we ditched that 199 sweet spot a while back, unfortunately. 

  • Auser72

     Hot Damn, Great News. Will have my GS2 for sale on Ebay as soon as there is a official release date for Tmobile. 

  • None

    You can tell from this comment section of fire that this news is making some users of other operating systems a wee bit nervous.


  • None

    Hard to miss the “S Memo” icon.  Does that mean this thing is going to have a stylus?

  • Sanman202

    So they may release the GS3 while GS2 owners are waiting for the ICS update. They are notorious for doing this. I’m sticking with the GS2 until at least the GS4 is out. GS3 does not have enough upgrades to make it worthwhile and besides I just got the GS2 back in Oct and still love the device. Like the article says, the GS3 has a lot to live up to and it will get tougher with each new release to outdo themselves. There will have to be major groundbreaking technology to make recent last device owners make the jump up to their latest device. 

    • kirk

      LOL SUCKS TO BE YOU, I TOLD EVERYONE NOT TO GET THE S2. THEY DID IT BEFORE THE VIBRANT, AND THEY WILL DO IT AGAIN AFTER. YOU will get ICS sometime by the end of the year, MAYBE, that’s if T-Mobile and Samsung are feeling nice. 

      Hopefully you didn’t own the Vibrant and made the same mistake twice.

      • Kirkisanidiot

        The vibrant was just the GS4G without 4G… buy it still benefited from 14.4 HSPA+.. AND since T-Mobile’s network was just rolling out HSPA+, it really made no difference.

  • I wonder what it will REALLY look like, wow.  I will be getting it, trust me.  This is more than likely the sweet spot for me, in terms of screen size.

  • Juni

    I have the Samsung galaxy s2 it sucks software issues internet slow camera sucks im a supervisor for a big company people at work are not happen with the Samsung galaxy s2 battery dies to looks like Samsung galaxy s3 it’s going to be the same as the s2 just different casing and icecream software. They need to improve the camera software battery.then we could talk.or make it easy get the iPhone 5.

  • pelon

    Samsung galaxy s2 nothing but issues with battery software im on my 4 s2 same issues when my contract is over going somewhere else.iPhone here i come soon.

    • Androidess

      Buh-bye. Go get the iCrap-we’ll enjoy lower pricing, great Android phones & no bs network outages, er, VZW.

  • jumbug

    Samsung galaxy s2 nothing but issues it was on the news how they have issues with software battery dies quick camera sucks it’s weak.calculator sucks.issues and issues with software.not cool.6 more months contract over iPhone here i come….

    • Nwordmoment

      You must be retarded

    • Fat1785

      you’re such a tard!

    • Magnus100

      Spoken like a truely hopelessly ignorant idiot. 
      Rocking SGS2 here and it’s the best phone I’ve ever used. Don’t have issues as you’ve described. Others say you must be a “tard” and I must agree with them, otherwise you must be smoking something really toxic.

      • TrevorMadden

        Agree 110% on all accounts.

  • Braziga2727

    Ill buy this one.

  • Knightpurps

    I’ll be getting this or the HTC One X that’s sense free, cuz I hate touchwiz

    • Jody Smith

      No doubt, bring on the htc one x “G4X” and leave all this “touchpiz” / “nosense” behind.  I am curious how the HTC imagesense camera chip features will be handled in the “stock” ICS version of the One X.  

      The form factor of the GS3 could be nicely smaller if they get the tiny bezel thing worked out though, which would be cool.


      • Vim

        The same way all other non-Nexus hardware is handled. HTC will need to write a driver for it to interface with the Linux kernel.  

  • Sharmarke Hosh

    my first Android was the vibrant then gs4g and now i have the gs2. Samsung is doing it right, from tv’s to mobile.Bring on the beast called gs3

  • I want to buy this is looking cool.

    • kirk


      • Lose the caps lock…it’s completely unnecessary. Further comments will be deleted.

        • mreveryphone

          IKR opps sorry

  • Guest

    i could be wrong but exynos doesnt support hspa 42 for tmobile if thats right either s3 wont come to t mobile or will have a different processor to support the network. 

    • Kevinmarchibald

       You’re right about the first Exynos, but I’m not sure about the quad core.

    • Samsung says they have been at work on a new cell chipset to support HSPA+ 42 and LTE networks. Whether or not they have that work completed, and if they will debut it on the Galaxy S3 is unknown. I know they said they want to remove the middle man if possible. This launch seems as likely a time to me as any to announce such a change. This new quad core chip (if it is as indicated above) is a brand new fab in and of itself, at 32nm. To be completely honest with you, I don’t care either way. If we get the new Exynos, or we get a Qualcomm S4 version, both are fine. The S4 is very good.

  • now_onTMO

    Is this the T999? Most likely! Yes!

    • Kirk

      That photo is a fake rendering that someone made. It isn’t official from Samsung.

      • I was under the impression everyone would know this was a mocked up image I found on Google Images. I guess I need to preface that. However, there is a great chance the Galaxy S III is the T999 on T-Mobile anyway.

  • Mavricxx

    I hope they finally add HDMI on the T-Mobile version with UMA.

    • Kirk




      • Tbyrne

        Didn’t you hear David! Lose the caps lock. It’s IRRITATING as hell!!!

      • Deff

        why is everything but “definition” in caps…? lol

    • TrevorMadden

      UMA is being discontinued. It’s IMS now

  • kirk



    • GalaxySIIIowner

      No way I’ve seen the GS3 and it looks just like the above pic so shhhhh

    • Mr_Vault

       And Kirk, you should turn off the Caps Lock key. Makes you look like a noob…

  • Gman


  • I’m pretty excited about this one as well. Though I should caution all of you, the most we’re getting is 720P. And we should all pray it’s a 720P Super Amoled PLUS display, not the pentile of the Galaxy Nexus. That would be quite an improvement.

  • TBN27

    the whole release of the Galaxy S III is a rumor. 

  • windycity…..chitown

    Samsung galaxy S 2 sucks I have nothing but software issues camera sucks I know lots of people with the same issues and more then i was watching the news about the best tops 5 Android phones and Samsung galaxy S2 was not on the they did said that Samsung galaxy S2 had lots of issues begging with the software camera internet its slow compare to the iPhone 4s and the hts amaze and there right.we just have idiot out there with issues with there Samsung galaxy s2…….even Tmobile employs tells the same things.but whatever….

  • windycity…..chitown

    Samsung galaxy S 2 sucks I have nothing but software issues camera sucks I know lots of people with the same issues and more then i was watching the news about the best tops 5 Android phones and Samsung galaxy S2 was not on the they did said that Samsung galaxy S2 had lots of issues begging with the software camera internet its slow compare to the iPhone 4s and the hts amaze and there right.we just have idiot out there with issues with there Samsung galaxy s2…….even Tmobile employs tells the same things.but whatever….

    • Lovegalaxy

      I guees.. you are the only one with that problem or somehow just love the “i” too much.

      I know several people and also myself never had any issues with galaxy s2.
      Amazing phone..

      • Tbyrne

        Including me!

      • Guest911

        You are calling him out after claiming “I know several people……”?
        Hahahaha. Nows that is irony!

      • Kevin

        I have the white one… I love mine as well!

      • TrevorMadden

        Zero problems here, love my phone. It’s pretty much the best Android phone

    • WirelessRefugee

      At Mobile World Congress the SGS II was declared the best smartphone in the world for 2011 and to date. And Samsung has sold over 100 million units.

      I guess they didn’t get your memo.

    • Cncj04

      I love my gs2 No problems at all!!! I have had a lot of phones and this one is by far my face!

    • tommy

       how many apps installed, how much ram free? max max right?

  • guest

    has anyone heard if this will have external storage? I was getting excited about the htc one series until I learned there was no support for micro sd, I hope samsung doesn’t make the same mistake

    • WirelessRefugee

      It will have external storage (microSD slot). Samsung considers the SGS line a world phone, that means it includes “max specs.” Samsung would dare not leave out the microSD slot, that’s one of the advantages of it over any iPhone Apple will produce.

      Now that does not mean T-Mobile could order its version without a slot, but that’s an issue with T-Mobile not the phone as debuted by Samsung.

  • wytwolfen

    Put out a new phone with ICS before you update my Galaxy S2 that’s not even 4 months old and this is the last Samsung phone, or anything else, for me.

    • Drew

      Enjoy the freedom you have with your device and stop being lazy. Learn to root… there are countless ROM’s to use. Why do you insist on waiting for someone else to customize your phone??

      • wytwolfen

        I’m not asking someone else to customize my phone, I’m asking the people who sold it to support it.  I can and do root my phones, it’s the only thing that made the Vibrant usable at all.   

        • Drew

          Well, I’m not understanding your point then. Samsung has already committed to upgrading to ICS. Furthermore, your/my S2 is for all intents and purposes almost a YEAR old. The original GSM version launched in April/Mar last year in most other countries outside of North America. It’s only because we have to deal with carrier arrogance and their worship of the iPhone that this was delayed for so long. Certainly you should’ve known that for all ‘non-Nexus’ devices you will have to wait for carrier approval and testing. The same will apply in this case as well… It’s just the state of how things are in the U.S… unfortunately.

        • Vim

          I’m no iPhone fan, but I don’t see how the iPhone is responsible for Samsung’s unwillingness to commit resources to updating the OS. And regardless of the obstacle course that is carrier testing, if HTC can update a phone that is 18 months old, I don’t see why Samsung can’t do it too. 

  • $treetz

    Htc come out with phones to fast for me and don’t support the device that’s currently out . I will be jumping back on the apple ios bandwagon and leaving tmobile .off to verizon I go. Yeahits expensive but the service is prettydam good. Glad my 2year contract is up been waiting for tmobile to step there phone game up but no luck ..

    • Tbyrne

      What does anything you stated have to do with the GS3 that’s coming out soon?

    • Androidess

      Buh-bye. Go get the iCrap-we’ll enjoy lower pricing, great Android phones & no bs network outages, er, VZW. Toodles.

      • Plantonicsgthxs

        Trust me DON’t DO IT! i had T-mobile :(, i miss it very much.  Only thing i have with Verizon is extra bill and the worry to not cross my monthly data allowance. I really miss T-Mobile customer service. Plus, Verizon’s signal has been verrryyy spotty lately to mention the least. I never had data connectivity issues with tmobile. Verizon has a great voice coverage, but their Data network sucks.

  • Patrick Ding

    too soon… right on the heels of the gs2…

    • Go_TMo

      That’s not accurate. The Galaxy S2 came out about the same time last year, but was delayed in the united states by 5 to 6 months. We are just playing catchup.

  • TrevorMadden

    This phone sounds epic.
    I wonder when people will stop complaining about their every problem that no one has…go to the iPhone, who cares. Glad we don’t have it to slow down our super speedy network lol

  • deeoh1084

    give me give me give me give me!! i’m due for an upgrade in May!!

  • WirelessRefugee

    I am in on this phone and will give my SGS II to my GF. This phone’s specs are too significant a jump to pass up. According to what I have found:

    ICS – Android 4.0

    1.8GHz quad-core Exynos chip w/ separate graphics processor.

    2GB RAM

    32GB internal storage (woot, I have been waiting for Samsung to get to 32GB).

    microSD slot. But other storage available according to a third party’s or carrier’s requirements.

    4.65″ SAMOLED III display (so named because it is a display for this phone ONLY).

    319 ppi density, 720 x 1280 resolution (WOW! But that might be too small for some people to read.)

    12MP camera (don’t know about the sensor. That is what matters, not MP, which often is fluff or a “digitally enhanced” number :)

    1920 x 1080 HD camcorder (with 60 frames per second. Wow! That’s better than a lot of cameras and camcorders on the market).

    2250 mAH battery (that’s far better than the typical 1500-1600 mAH and i won’t have to be in such a hurry to buy extended batteries).

    All the bands, will be available for GSM and CDMA.

    Availability: I expect this to be like the Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung will want to get into every carrier’s inventory worldwide, all at once this time.

    My prediction is we will see a worldwide launch and availability from April to June.

    The Samsung Galaxy name is the new gold standard for handsets and has been crowned the iPhone competitor (and handset model for Apple to beat or stay in competition with). To be sure, that’s why you see Samsung using the “Galaxy” moniker on designated products. Consumers associate “Samsung Galaxy ____” as a product that provides great quality, design, looks and functionality, even on the low cost smartphones..

    • Frigadroid

      Yeah they can make a good display and some chips, but great quality, design, looks and functionality, are you serious? After purchasing a poorly designed Vibrant styled to look like an iphone with a non functioning gps. I and many others would say, we have the opposite opinion of samsung.
      Before you count your eggs remember the tmobile vibrant & galaxy 2 are like apples to oranges when compared to the orginal international galaxys. Regardless of what rumors surface you can expect tmobile’s version to be gimpy and delayed as usual, and I do realize that’s not all samsung’s fault.

  • Nearmsp

    When I read the blogs in emerging economies, like China and India – the trend now is to sub $100 phones and by 2015 sub $50 phones. Even some parts of Europe the iPhones and Samsungs have  not done that well. I think we are yet to hit the peak price points for smart phones in the US. Reading the blogs it may be a long time before that happens here.

    • CactoesGel

       We all need to blame ourselves for buying every new phone that comes out LOL

  • z3nsunn1

    Ah man so many nice phones coming out at once… So happy I’ll be going over to Tmo this summer. :D

    I’m thinking between this, the Galaxy S3, and the HTC One X (or whatever it gets called if Tmo gets it). Once the S3 is actually announced and I hear some specs for sure, hopefully the decision is mad easier. I just hope it had SD card support. That’s one thing that’s a bit of a turn off for me on the One X, no SD support. :( But I guess 32gb should suffice.

  • cosmo10292

    Ceramic casing? Ok sounds alot better than plastic but when i hear ceramic i think of one of my moms plant pots… they break very easily! hopefully not the case on these cases!! 

  • almost 5 inches large…i’ll take it!

  • want the clock app

  • I really need to get this great smartphone. 

  • Bleacherbums1

    This specs and rumors are just to good to be true. A quad core here in the US hmmmm…. guess will have to wait and see …

  • Samsung Company, that one side made first official denial
    the launching of Galaxy Nexus Smartphone in India,
    is going to launch its Galaxy S III Smartphone early tomorrow at a press event
    in London, as
    per source report.