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UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy S III to come in blue or white and with 4.8in screen

Samsung Galaxy S III

UPDATE:

Samsung is set to announce the Galaxy S III smartphone at a launch event in London tomorrow night - we'll be on hand to get the full details - but rumours today suggest it will have a 4.8in screen and come in blue or white.

A Carphone Warehouse inventory posted on GSMArena suggests the handset will come to the UK initially in two colours: blue, reportedly set to be 'carbon blue', similar to the Galaxy Note, and white.

Furthermore, Unwire.HK suggests that it will come with a 4.8in screen, making it even bigger than the fairly massive HTC One X.

The Galaxy S III is set to be announced at 7pm tomorrow night in London and we'll be reporting live.

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Published 5th March 2012:

There's definitely a Samsung Galaxy S III release coming in the first half of 2012, according to our colleagues on Stuff.tv, but excitement over rumours of an April unveiling may have been a little premature.

Samsung tweeted that the April release date was not true and followed by saying, “The successor to the Galaxy S II smartphone will be unveiled in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product.”

The Galaxy S II scooped a Product of the Year gong in our 2011 Awards, so the Galaxy S III's launch date will be giving Apple pause for thought – the iPhone 5 is also reportedly due to touch down around July.

And don't forget we expect the iPad 3 to break cover this Wednesday, March 7th.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.