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Superslim Samsung Galaxy S III could drop in May

The successor to the wildly popular Samsung Galaxy S II could measure in at just 7 millimeters, claims one Korean outlet.

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
The successor to Samsung Galaxy S II phones like the Skyrocket (pictured) could be even slimmer. Josh Miller/CNET

Here comes yet another tasty tidbit for the multitudes eagerly awaiting news of the Samsung Galaxy S III: it could measure just 0.28 inch, or 7 millimeters, thick.

The latest rumor ultimately comes to us from Korean Web site Electronic Times News (Google translation).

Samsung, it seems, is taking on Motorola's ultraskinny Droid Razr, another phone that comes in at a rakish 0.28 inch deep.

This is just one leak among many pouring out over the hotly anticipated follow-up to the extremely popular Samsung Galaxy S II. The superphone is expected to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich off a quad-core processor, have an HD Super AMOLED display, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. It should be 4G LTE-ready.

Other rumors, however, have suggested that the Galaxy S III could pack a 12-megapixel shooter.

There's also been some debate over the announcement and release dates of Samsung's next global powerhouse. The latest is that Samsung won't announce the Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress later this month, but rather at a separate event.

Korea's Electronic Times News also indicates a May timeline for its readers.

Samsung hopes to sell 30 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S III, according to the Electronic Times News. Furthermore, the company's goal is to build a phone that can outcompete the iPhone 5, one of Samsung's major market rivals.

Whenever the Galaxy S III does first make its way into restlessly waiting hands, don't expect it to be here. U.S. fans are likely to be left waiting, as they were for months after the Galaxy S II first revved Samsung's global business into high gear.

(Via BGR)

Editors' note: This post was updated at 12:25 p.m. PT on February 6, 2012, with a few more details.