Samsung Galaxy S3 shows up on Amazon Germany, sports 4.7-inch Super AMOLED. Danke!

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Following last week’s Vietnamese video leak purportedly demonstrating the yet-unreleased Samsung Galaxy S3 — which was hastily removed, but not before being uploaded to YouTube — Amazon has begun listing the highly anticipated smartphone on its German site, for the not-so-subsidized price of EUR 599.00, or around $800 US dollars. The specs of the unconfirmed phone in the Vietnamese video included a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED screen, 16GB of internal storage, an 8MP rear-facing camera, and a 1.4GHZ quad-core Samsung Exynos processor.

Although similar, the numbers that have shown up on Amazon.de actually indicate a slightly larger 4.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, and a much beefier 12MP camera with autofocus, LED flash and facial detection, in addition to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The page also mentions storage as 16GB internal, expandable up to 32GB. Sadly, no picture is currently available. Perhaps more importantly, there is also no mention of a dual or quad-core processor, so we will not be able to put that question to bed quite yet. 

Adding a bit of credibility to the product listing is that the phone is shipped and sold directly through Amazon, and has already reached #2 in sales on the site for mobile phones without contracts, even though a release date has not yet been specified.

Samsung recently sent out a cryptic invitation to a May 3 event in London, with text imploring readers to “Come and meet the next Galaxy,” and stating little else. It may make sense that European distributors such as Amazon are gearing up for Galaxy S3 availability around that time.

Samsung’s Galaxy series has been wildly popular, even in the face of stiff competition from Apple and other Android manufacturers such as HTC and Motorola: over 20 million Galaxy S2’s have been sold since its release a year ago — a raving success — and Samsung has even sold 5 million of the unusually-sized 5.3-inch Galaxy Note “phablet” in the five months since that device’s release. Although Samsung’s mobile philosophy has historically succeeded by providing a vast amount of choices for Android users, many in the tech world expected the Galaxy S3 to be more of a revolutionary upgrade in the flagship smartphone series, as it will likely be the premier phone released by Samsung to compete with the upcoming iPhone 5. Apple recently displaced Samsung as the top smartphone manufacturer.

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