Samsung Galaxy S III could be just 7mm thin

The new flagship Samsung handset is going to be one of the thinnest in the world, but won’t be short on features

The Samsung Galaxy S III is becoming one of the most hyped gadget releases of the year, even with the iPhone 5 appearing as soon as June 10. But right now the big news is that the Galaxy S 3 is going to stun us with one of the world’s thinnest forms at just 7mm thick. That makes the 9.3mm depth of the iPhone 4S look positively obese – and is just 0.32mm thicker than the world's slimmest smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P1 S.

The story, leaked on Korea’s Electronic Times News, comes from unnamed sources who also claim to know the phone’s specs. Rather disappointingly they’re betting on an 8MP camera (as opposed to the 13MP camera the Galaxy Note S may be getting), a Super AMOLED display, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Quad-core insides and Google Android 4.0 IceCream Sandwich are still on the cards, as is the support for Galaxy Note-like stylus support.

It all sounds plausible and with Mobile World Congress just around the corner, February would be an ideal time for Samsung to get the quad-core drop on its competitors like the HTC Edge and iPhone 5.

Check out our 10 of the best MWC phone rumours for all the other handsets likely to appear in your pocket this year.

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