Samsung is expected to unveil the follow up device to last year's iPhone killing Samsung Galaxy S2 sometime around the summer.
The Samsung Galaxy S3's debut and availability will be much closer together than the S2's were, according to a recent announcement made by the company. Analysts originally thought Samsung would unleash the S3 at this year's MWC, however that was never the electronics giant's intention.
With the hype for the device building up, rumors have spread over specs and features to be included on the smartphone.
Here is a round-up of some of the more popular rumors making their rounds in the tech world.
For starters, the Samsung Galaxy S3 could be one of the first handsets to introduce a 3D screen. The rumor states that Samsung may be equipping the device to view video in 3D.
The second rumor which will most likely prove to be true is that the Galaxy S3 will feature Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. The Galaxy S2 is scheduled to be updated to the new software in the coming weeks so there is a good chance the S3 will launch with it pre-installed.
In terms of processors, the Galaxy S3 is rumored to be including the Exynos 4212. This chip includes a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and is the successor to the 4210. It supports 3D and high resolution capabilities. There was also a rumor circulating that the S3 will feature a quad-core processor.
Samsung has not announced any official release date for the Galaxy S3. But the company did mention that it would not be unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
The price of this smartphone should fall between $199 and $299 with a new two-year agreement in compliance with the Galaxy S2's price range. It will most likely be available on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.