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Rumour: Galaxy S III In February With 3D Screen

Definitely a rumour, but at least a plausible one. Korean tech site ETNews suggests that Samsung will unveil the GS3 at Barcelona Mobile World Congress in late February — almost exactly a year after the GS2.

Image: Conceptual mock-up from a Russian fan that did the rounds earlier this week. Fake!

The site claims the Galaxy S III will have a 3D camera and screen, plus a quad-core processor. Previously faked specs included a 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 12Mp camera, 2GB RAM and a 4.6-inch AMOLED plus HD screen. No doubt the real thing will ultimately run Ice Cream Sandwich.

The 3D thing is interesting though. 3D content is a problem for 3DTVs, and as big player in televisions (many of which now have 3D), Samsung may hope to create a halo effect by including it the successor to what Gizmodo readers have labelled the best phone of 2011. Of course, the Galaxy Nexus (review) ended up arriving in Australia a week later.

How do you think the GS3 will stack up against the Nexus?

[ETNews (translated) via Phandroid]