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Samsung Galaxy S3 design and specs leaked

Details of Samsung's next Galaxy smart phone appear to have leaked -- the S3 could have an even bigger screen and a 12-megapixel camera.

Details have emerged on a follow-up to Samsung's brilliant Galaxy S2 smart phone. Inventively dubbed the Galaxy S3, it could pack a 4.6-inch screen and a 1.8GHz processor.

Specs of the new phone appear to have been leaked to Android site Phandroid, as part of what is reportedly one slide from an internal Samsung Mobile presentation. But unlike most PowerPoint affairs, this presentation is actually rather interesting, as it shows off what could be Samsung's newest flagship phone.

Take this with a pinch of salt, but the slide lists a stonkingly powerful 12-megapixel camera and 2GB of RAM to boot. As if that wasn't enough, it looks as though the S3 could have a different shape, ditching the S2's squarish look in favour of something a little more rounded at the top and bottom. Phandroid's sources reckon it'll be thinner than the S2 to boot.

The five tray icons on the front of the blurry S3 graphic would also indicate that it will run Ice Cream Sandwich, the new version of Android that was supposed to be launched today, but which has been postponed as a mark of respect for the late Steve Jobs.

While these details on the S3 appear, we're still waiting on another Samsung effort, the Galaxy Nexus, which is set to be Google's newest flagship phone, following the Nexus S, and the first mobile running Ice Cream Sandwich.

We'll be keeping an eye out for more Galaxy S3 news -- if more concrete evidence appears hinting it will be out fairly soon, that could be reason to not buy the Galaxy Nexus, and to wait for the S3 instead.

Exciting times for mobiles -- let us know what you think in the comments section below, or on our Facebook page.

Image credit: Phandroid