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Samsung Galaxy S3: specs round-up

Many people said 2011 was the year of the smartphone, but if the upcoming handsets are anything to go by, 2012 is set to blow last year out of the water.

Every manufacturer under the sun is gearing up to do battle in the ever-growing smartphone market. For most of them, it’s case of trying to make waves in an overcrowded marketplace.

But Samsung have no such concerns. Many handsets use Google’s Android OS, but none quite so impressively as Samsung.

Devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Nexus, and the Galaxy S3 have meant the South Korea based company had a near-perfect 2011.

Samsung’s handset division is now the company’s biggest revenue generator, with Samsung claiming to have enjoyed a profit boost of more than 70% at the end of 2011.

So there is not quite the same amount of pressure on Samsung to deliver a hit as there is with, say, Nokia or BlackBerry.

But that doesn’t mean its next device, the Samsung Galaxy S3, won’t be a runaway success. Expected to be released around March this year, what can we expect from the latest Samsung smartphone? Here is a round-up of the specs to expect on the Galaxy S3.

Samsung Galaxy S3 processor

No details have been confirmed surrounding the S3’s power, but Samsung launched the successor to its Exynos 4210 processor late last year.

Samsung claims that the dual-core Exynos 5250 2GHz powerhouse is four times faster than its predecessor, and will be able to support stereoscopic 3D.

Samsung Galaxy S3 display

Samsung users have become accustomed to some pretty ridiculous screen sizes recently. We’ve had the 4.3 inch Galaxy S2, the 4.65 inch Galaxy Nexus, and the baffling 5.3 inch Galaxy Note.

Don’t worry, Samsung aren’t going to try and topple the Galaxy Note’s size with the S3, but it’s likely to be the best part of five inches.

Samsung Galaxy S3 camera

Smartphone manufacturers seem obsessed with cramming in as many megapixels as possible into their devices, not that we’re complaining.

Samsung announced a massive 16MP mobile sensor back in October, leading many to believe we’ll see it in the S3.