- Leak courtesy of YouMobile
A manual and sketch of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone leaked onto the internet over the weekend, revealing the general design for the device along with specifications.
The manual revealed that the device will feature Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich along with HSPA+ connectivity.
Other specifications found in the document include a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel AF Camera with LED Flash, 1080 recording and playback, sensors for acceleration, electromagnetic, gyro, RGB, proximity, barometer, and a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU.
Being one of the first devices to feature a quad-core processor, multi-tasking of the device will be even easier so performing many tasks at a time such as searching the web, texting and listening to music will not affect overall performance.
The sketch of the device in the manual resembles the leaked photo of what was said to be the Samsung Galaxy S3 that made its way onto the internet last week.
The device appears to be a mix between the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, except it features a larger display than both of those smartphones.
Samsung sent out an invite to the event earlier this month called "Come and meet the next Galaxy," where the company will finally unveil the long anticipated Galaxy S3.
Samsung is also rumored to be unveiling the next-generation Galaxy Tab at the event as well.
The company recently stated that the Galaxy S3 launch and unveiling will take place close together. This means Galaxy fans should be able to get their hands on the smartphone sometime next month.
The device is expected to launch on all of the major carriers in the U.S. including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon.
Verizon passed on the Galaxy S2 in order to acquire the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, however, it seems that the company will carry the Galaxy S3 after it was seen on a leaked release roadmap from the company.
Samsung is also expected to release a successor to the Galaxy Nexus in 2012 that runs Android 5.0, JellyBean.