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Samsung Galaxy S3 to Take on A Different Name?

Samsung Galaxy S3 to Take on A Different Name?

The phone known as the Samsung Galaxy S3 may take on a different name when it is officially unveiled, according to Samsung.

"The successor to the Galaxy S II smartphone will be unveiled in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product," said the electronics giant. "We cannot confirm the detailed information at the moment."

The company seems to call this device "the successor to the Galaxy S2" rather than labeling it the S3 in the statement. Samsung could be planning to rename the third generation version.

The statement also mentions that the smartphone will be released sometime before the end of the first half of 2012.

The release date for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone is rumored to be in April, according to

"Samsung 2012 flagship has now allegedly been confirmed to launch as early April, soon after its official announcement which is yet to come," wrote tech site

The device's official announcement and unveiling should arrive within the coming weeks based on that information.

The April release date will only be accurate for one region of the world since Samsung's devices normally launch at separate times in different places with the U.S. usually being one of the last areas to receive them.

ZDNet also recently referred to the Samsung Galaxy S3 arriving to shelves in the month of April in the first markets of availability. The device should hit the states shortly after.

Rumored specs for the smartphone include a 4.8-inch display, a quad-core 1.5GHz Samsung Exynos processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera.

It will run on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich that is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and be compatible with 4G LTE networks as well.