Samsung Galaxy S III: The super-awesome, totally exclusive list of everything we actually know

By JR Raphael (@jr_raphael)

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung's Galaxy S II may be making waves with its slow-spreading pseudo-Ice-Cream-Sandwich upgrade these days, but right now, it seems like Sammy's next-gen Galaxy S III phone is the gadget on everyone's mind. Galaxy S III rumors are dropping like apples from a tree (pun intended) -- and like with any other Web-fueled rumor parade, it can get tough to separate fact from speculation.

Well, fear not, Android fans, for we are about to set the record straight once and for all. I've painstakingly compiled an exhaustive list of everything there is to know about Samsung's next flagship phone. No rumors or unconfirmed buzz here -- just pure, hard fact. Every last oozing drop of it.

So grab your finest spectacles and get your noggin ready: Here is everything we actually know about the Galaxy S III:

1. It's going to be released sometime between now and the end of June.


Whew -- did you get all that?

All snarkery aside, my point is this: The Galaxy S III parade is really starting to resemble the rumor-fests we see with a certain other company's products. And that's okay -- hey, speculation can be fun. The problem is that it's all too easy for vague statements and unsubstantiated hearsay to start looking like fact. All it takes is a couple rounds of the modern-day telephone game or a single blogger who misunderstands the meaning of the word "confirmed," and boom! Two hours later, we've got a million misinformed people.

So, yes, Samsung is working on a follow-up to its Galaxy S II phone. It might even be called the Galaxy S III (thus far, Samsung has yet to officially mention that name). It might look something like this, this, this, this, or this. It might come out in April. Unless it doesn't come out in April. It might have its own wireless charging system. And one way or another, it'll probably have some pretty sweet specs.

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But remember: Just because some guy whose cousin's sister's boyfriend has a buddy who works in Samsung's cafeteria says something doesn't necessarily mean it's true. Rumors are more rampant than ever in our constantly connected world. Keep 'em in context and treat 'em for what they are; a healthy grain of salt now will save you a mountain of frustration later.

JR Raphael writes about smartphones and other tasty technology. You can find him on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Article copyright 2012 JR Raphael. All rights reserved.

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