April arrival for Samsung Galaxy S III?

The successor to Samsung’s hugely popular Galaxy S II device – the Galaxy S III – is all set be unveiled by the Korean company in some 8 week from now, if a recent report from Boy Genius Report is to be believed. Previously expected to arrive later this month at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the S III’s alleged face-showing is now postponed by a couple of months, as claimed by “industry insider” Eldar Murtazin in a tweet. While there is nothing concrete available at our behest right now, a look at Murtazin’s crystal clear track record makes us want to believe this news breaker. Oh, and the phone is expected to come packed with a quad-core Exynos chip, a 720p Super AMOLED HD display, an 8 (or higher) megapixel camera, 1GB+ RAM and 4G connectivity wherever available.


Samsung Galaxy Note gets launch date

Remember Samsung’s mini tablet / large smartphone they unveiled at the IFA show in Berlin last month which goes by the name of Galaxy Note? It has apparently been given a launch date — November 17.

Korean gadget maker Samsung had announced the device last month, which looks like either a monster smartphone or a mini tablet as it fits in between these two categories with a 5.3 inch Super AMOLED display with 800×1280 resolution.

The Galaxy Note will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread (with an update expected to available pretty soon for it) and packs a punch with a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and HSPA+. It will also have two cameras — an 8MP camera on the back and a 2MP webcam on the front, a ‘Smart Pen’ stylus for control and on-screen scribbling, and 16GB of onboard storage that can be expanded via the microSD card slot. It will be 9.65mm thick and weigh 178g and is rumored to cost as much as £600 SIM free.

Simon Stanford, MD of mobile for Samsung UK and Ireland said, “The Galaxy Note is a great example of Samsung’s passion for innovation by bringing to market a brand new category of mobile products. It is our fastest handset to date and brings together all the benefits of our award-winning smartphone technology and services.”

We’ll be eagerly waiting for this “new category” device to launch.