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Korean electronics giant, Samsung has confirmed that it will launch a 64GB variant of its flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S III later this year. Rumours of a 64GB variant of the devices have been floating for quite some time now and have been put to rest by Samsung.
No confirmed release date or price for the device is known apart from the fact that the device will hit store shelves later this year.
Samsung may be waiting for the opportune moment to release the device, maybe in conjunction with the launch of the next generation iPhone.
There is no information on whether any other specifications of the device will be changed apart from the storage capacity. The Galaxy S III runs on Google Android 4.0.4 OS, is powered by the Exynos 4212 Quad Core processor clocked at 1.4GHz with 1GB RAM. The device boasts of a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280x 720 pixels.
The device boasts of internal storage of 16GB and 32GB (now 64GB confirmed by Samsung), with microSD slot up to 64GB, plus Dropbox free storage of 50GB for 2 years. The device has an 8MP rear snapper with 1080p HD videos and a 2100mAh battery. You can rear our complete review of the device here
Earlier, Samsung announced that the Galaxy S III has reached the 10-million handset sold mark. In June Samsung CEO has predicted that the device would hit the 10 million mark by the end of July and this prediction has come true.
It is possible that Samsung is aiming to steal a bit of the iPhone 5’s thunder by launching the S3 64GB variant at the same time. The iPhone 5 is expected to be announced around September 2012 but these are just speculations.