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Samsung Galaxy S3 to be revealed on 3 May at London launch

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been tipped for a 3 May unveiling at a London launch event, which we've just been invited to.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been pegged for a 3 May unveiling at a London launch event.

After months of waiting and speculation, the invites have finally been sent out. There's one in my inbox, and Samsung's asking me to "come and meet the next Galaxy", on an invite daubed with splodges of blue and white paint.

That will see the mysterious device launched in a little over two weeks. No device is named, but it seems highly likely to me that this will concern the follow-up to the Galaxy S2, as having seen the company's crop of new gear at Mobile World Congress, Samsung's unlikely to have any more products to launch in the first half of this year. 

This isn't the first supposed 'invite' we've seen. A highly suspect one appeared over a week ago, but as I noted at the time, it wasn't too believable. Now, at last, it looks like we don't have long to wait.

In the meantime, what can we glean from the cryptic image? Those splodges -- if they're paint -- could denote creativity. Does that mean the Galaxy S3 will have a stylus like the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1?

Personally I hope not -- while Samsung's incredibly fond of its doodling accessory, I'm not convinced the ability to best your friends at Draw Something is worth the hassle of carting a little plastic pen around.

The event is at London's Earls Court Exhibition Centre, and kicks off at 7pm. CNET UK will of course be on hand to bring you all the news as it breaks, and there's a livestream scheduled to happen on Samsung Mobile's Facebook page, so you can watch from the comfort of your living room.

What are you hoping to see? Let me know in the comments or on our Facebook wall.

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