Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/02/samsung_staffer_confirms_april_launch_for_galaxy_s3_android_4_smartphone/

Samsung worker confirms April launch for Galaxy S III

Quad-core Ice Cream Sarnie phone to debut in UK

By Hard Reg

Posted in Phones, 2nd March 2012 16:17 GMT

A Samsung staffer has confirmed that the Galaxy S III smartphone will be out next month, as past rumours and the handset's officially recognised absence from this week's Mobile World Congress (MWC) have suggested.

That said, the source, who whispered in the ear of the chap from ZDNet Korea, spilled the beans under the condition he remain anonymous, so this is no official confirmation of the launch.

The mole didn't discuss the handset's specs, which are said to centre on a quad-core processor - a kind of chip Sony, for one, doesn't think is ready for prime time - a 12Mp camera and a curved OLED screen.

It's hard to see it not shipping with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The indications are the S III will be go on sale first in the UK, tied into Samsung's sponsorship of the London Olympics this summer. ®