There are several rumours floating around regarding the upcoming flagship handset from Samsung. The most prominent of these rumours have been speculations on the launch of the Galaxy S III at the Mobile World Conference event at Barcelona. However, Samsung has confirmed that they will not announce the handset at this year’s MWC event and instead unveil the smartphone at a later date. Samsung stated, “The successor to the Galaxy S2 smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product.” This, however, doesn’t stop the rumours from flowing in with the latest one being that it will be 7mm at its thinnest.

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Just 7mm at it's slimmest (Image Mock Up)

As per a report by OLED-Display, the website states, “Samsung announced that the new Galaxy S3 has only 7 mm thickness. They can reach the goal because the printed circuit board (PCB), connector parts, chips can be produced 10 to 20 percent thinner than conventional parts. The S3 has also a HDMI port a quad core processor LTE and Android 4.0 says our source.” This gives us a bit of more information on what the handset will feature. We already knew in the past that this will be a quad-core handset and it was rumoured to have a HD resolution display, along with a 12MP camera.

Apart from this, a related report by GSMArena who have got information through Korean news site, ETNews states that there may be more than one version of the Samsung Galaxy S III with the others said to feature a 3D Display and with one supporting a stylus. The report goes on to add there may be as many as seven variants of the Galaxy S III that may be announced this year.

Though the handset may measure a mere 7mm in depth, it is expected to retain the bump for the camera, which was found on the Galaxy S II making its thinness inconsistent throughout the length of the device. As the rumours keep on flooding in, lets hope that the launch date is sooner than later, as the handset is expected to hit shelves by May.

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