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Samsung Galaxy S III officially announced

The next version of the trend setting Galaxy S series was unveiled last night, with upgraded guts and a giant new screen

It’s that time of the year again, and last night in London, Samsung showcased the new Galaxy S III. The latest entry in the very successful Galaxy S line of Android devices continues the tradition of including cutting edge technology along with a growing screen size.

Android Galaxy S 3
At 4.8", it's nearly the size of a Galaxy Note

The screen on the S III is similar to the Galaxy Nexus phone, a 720p Super AMOLED display, albeit much larger at 4.8”. This has obviously made the phone taller, and in the process made it a touch thicker and heavier at 8.6mm and 133 grams respectively. The phone will be running the latest version of Android, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and have the usual array of Samsung specific extras such as their proprietary launcher and a new Siri like assistant called S Voice.

Power has not been confirmed, however it’s expected to contain the new Exynos 4 Quad processor, a quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex A9 chip flanked by a now standard 1 GB of RAM. This is comparable to the recently released HTC One X.

The phone will be out towards the end of the month in Europe, and a 4G LTE version will be out in the summer for North America.