Samsung Galaxy S III UAProf Tips Screen Resolution?

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Samsung has just posted a user agent profile, or UAProf, for a device that is likely to be the next member of the of the Galaxy S family, rumored to be codenamed Samsung Midas. While the profile for GT-I9300 doesn’t reveal much about the features of this upcoming phone — Galaxy S III? — it does tip a resolution of 1024 x 600, a nearly 16:9 aspect ratio which mirrors the pixel count on the recent Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Tab 2.

If this information is accurate, it’s interesting that Samsung would eschew an HD display on its flagship handset, especially with many phones from the competition, and even its own Galaxy Nexus, offering 1280 x 720 screens. Bear in mind, though, that the first UAProf for the Galaxy Nexus, under the name Nexus Prime, erroneously listed its resolution as just 800 x 480 WVGA — and that the rest of the specs on this I9300 profile are certainly not final, either.

First rumored to make a Mobile World Congress debut at the end of the month, it’s now been confirmed that the launch has been postponed to the spring, apparently independent of a major trade show. Supposedly Samsung wants to narrow the gap between announcement and US launch — a gap that in some cases encompassed half-a-year.

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