updated 04:35 pm EDT, Mon April 23, 2012
Vodafone vows to carry next Samsung Galaxy phone
UK carrier Vodafone has gone out on a limb and committed to offering the next Galaxy-branded handset from Samsung. Interested parties can sign up to receive updates from the wireless provider on details such as shipping dates as soon as Vodafone is ready to release them. Unfortunately, the teaser doesn't offer any more insight as to the phone's capabilities or specifications.
That next Galaxy handset is likely to carry the S III moniker, and it's been leaked in a video recently, which also carries the GT-i9300 model name. If the specs there are anything to go by, the phone will have a taller, 4.6-inch, 720p screen that uses Android 4.0's onscreen controls. It may also be powered by a quad-core, 1.4GHz chip that's expected to be the Exynos 4412. The same 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space as the current Galaxy S II may be onboard as well, though an NFC will be added.
The phone is expected to be officially unveiled at a Samsung event on May 3. It will be held at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London, and we'll be there to cover it. A new tablet may also be debuted then.