The successor to the Galaxy S2 is now rumored to be taking on a brand new name and will be called the Galaxy M.
The Samsung I9300, known to most people at this point as the Galaxy S3, appeared in an ordering system as the Samsung Galaxy M. This also is not the first time that it has been reported that the device would have a new name and be dropping the Galaxy S title.
Samsung made an announcement earlier this month where the electronics giant simply referred to the smartphone as the successor to the Galaxy S2.
"The successor to the Galaxy S2 smartphone will be unveiled in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product," said Samsung. "We cannot confirm the detailed information at the moment."
Recent rumors have pointed to an April released for that device, but that would require Samsung to unveil the handset within the next few weeks since the company also stated that it did not want the launch and reveal to occur that far apart in time.
The new smartphone is confirmed to have a 4.6-inch high-definition SUPER AMOLED display with 1280x720 pixels of resolution and a pixel density of 319ppi.
Other rumors state that the Galaxy S2's successor will feature a ceramic made body, 4G LTE connectivity, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, NFC (near-field communications), a quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera.
This Galaxy device will be Samsung's answer to the next generation iPhone that is rumored to be featuring 4G LTE connectivity, a quad-core processor, high-definition Retina display, NFC, and an improved version of Apple's voice recognition and personal assistant software system known as Siri.
The new iPhone will debut sometime between July and Oct. 2012. The next-gen Galaxy S device should arrive shortly before that time. However, no release dates for either device have been officially confirmed.