As CNET reports, most analysts and news sites are calling the newest Galaxy phone one of the "hottest Google Android smartphones of the year." All of the rumors can be found in CNET's live blog. However, The most popular of the rumors are speculations that the Galaxy S III will more than likely have a Super AMOLED or Super AMOLED Plus display, and a large screen (what the Galaxy line is known for) roughly around 4.7 to 4.8 inches.
Engadget has been able to cement some of these rumors
. It will indeed have a 4.8-inch screen, Super AMOLED display, and a quad-core Exynos processor with 1GB of RAM. On top of that, it will have touch gestures, an 8-megapixel camera on the back and 1.9-megapixel camera in the front. As for an LTE version, there's still uncertainty, but it seems more than likely to be launched.
The Galaxy S III will be running the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android, reports TechCrunch
. Pictures show two different options for colors: a white or blue Galaxy, the casing being a durable plastic. The edges have been rounded off a bit more and the entire design is rather minimalist.
TechCrunch also brought up an interesting feature of the Galaxy smartphone: "Oh, and there’s my personal favorite," writes Chris Velazco of TechCrunch. "A picture-in-picture feature called 'Pop Up Play,' which lets users resize videos into its own window, and move it around the display while performing other tasks."
Around 296 carriers are partnering up with Samsung to release the smartphone in 145 different countries. The 3G HSPA+ model will be launching in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa this month. The 4G model will be released later in the summer in the United States, Korea and Japan. As for pricing, there has been no discussion yet.