Samsung Galaxy S3 here February with 3D, 720p screen

The S3 will have a quad-core processor, 720p HD screen, ICS, and more, according to a Korean website. Sign us up.

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We loved the Samsung Galaxy S2. A gorgeous screen, super-fast processor and awesome camera made it a great competitor to the iPhone. So news that its follow-up is on the way has us giddy with excitement.

Samsung will announce the S3 at Mobile World Congress in February, BGR reports. As well as some pretty awesome specs -- including a 720p screen, quad-core processor, Ice Cream Sandwich and all the rest -- it's also rumoured to have 3D, which will integrate it with enabled TVs.

Since the launch of the LG Optimus 3D, new 3D phones have been rather scarce -- but if a handset as eagerly anticipated as the S3 were to pack it, it could spark a resurgence in interest. Then again, there's a reason why 3D phones never really took off in the first place.

While the phone is an inevitability, the specs, reported by Korean website ETNews are yet to be officially confirmed -- although they sound pretty on the money. We really do like the idea of a 720p Super AMOLED Plus screen (similar to that seen on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, but a lot smaller, obviously), 2GB of RAM, and Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

What is certain is that expectations are high for the S3. The S2 scored a spectacular four-and-a-half out of five stars in our review, and sold 3 million units in just 55 days, so we've high hopes for the follow-up. Don't worry if you're not quite ready to upgrade yet though, as the S2 will get the update to Ice Cream Sandwich at the start of next year -- hopefully before March, if Samsung sticks to its schedule. So while you won't have 3D or that amazing new screen, you will have the same software on an already rather excellent handset.

Would you buy a 3D phone? Or is the S3 missing anything? Let us know below in the comments, or on our Facebook page