Samsung has just taken the wraps of it’s latest Android handset today at a press event in London. The new Galaxy S III Android smartphone will be a significant hardware and software update over the previous S II version. The new S III will feature a 4.8″ SuperAMOLED display which is 22% larger than its predecessor. The display will be packed with a new 720 x 1280 (306ppi) resolution screen . The new GS3 sports a 1.4-gigahertz Samsung Exynos processor with a gigabyte of RAM. It features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. The device will come in 16GB and 32GB options, with a 64GB version expected soon. A microSD slot can expand the Galaxy S III up to 64GB, unlike the new One Series (X & S) devices from HTC which feature no expansion slots. The GS3 will run Android 4.0 with an all new version of the TouchWiz UI on top of it. In terms of size the phone weighs 133 grams, measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm, and houses a 2100mAh battery.
The new handsets will be available from the end of May in Europe. The device with then launch in Asia, the Middle East and Africa soon following. A 4G LTE version will go on sale in the US and South Korea in the summer. Expect the device to launch on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint come this summer as they will have the LTE infrastructure to support the device.