Samsung Electronics is expected to show the next flagship Galaxy smartphone at an event in London on May 3.
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The design of the phone and its hardware specification are still unknown, but the plethora of high-end smartphones launched at Mobile World Congress give some hints. Newcomers like the HTC One X, which has already gone on sale, the Optimus 4X HD and the Huawei Ascend D Quad all have quad-core processors and screens with a 1280-by-720 pixel resolution. The HTC and the LG phone have a 4.7-inch display while Huawei’s device has a 4.5-inch display. The rumored specifications for the Galaxy S3 match those number pretty closely, and include a 4.6-inch and a 1280-by-720 pixel resolution. The specifications are also rumored to include a Samsung developed quad-core processor, LTE (Long Term Evolution) connectivity for some parts of the world, a 12-megapixel camera and 2GB of RAM. The latter two would put the Samsung Galaxy S3 device ahead of the previously mentioned smartphones, which all have 8-megapixel cameras and 1GB of RAM. When it comes to access to memory, Samsung has the upper hand over its competitors thanks to the fact that it makes it own. Samsung, which dominates in the top end of smartphone market along with Apple Inc, estimated earlier this month that its first-quarter operating profit would hit a record 5.8 trillion Korean won thanks to strong sales of Galaxy series smartphones. Its current sponsorship deal with the International Olympics Committee runs out in 2016. It has said its market share in China doubled after the 2008 Beijing Olympics.