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Well, if it isn't more rumors about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy SIII. Leaks seem to be coming out every other day now, but are often just wishful thinking or bad photoshops from questionable sources. However, today's information does come from somewhere a bit more credible, and also lines up with most of what has been said before, so it seems like we may actually have a true bit of information on our hands.

Hidden in a long news post about Samsung's success in the display market on the Oled Association's news page is this gem.

"SMD is planning to release a 4.6" Super AMOLED HD Plus with the 319 ppi for the Galaxy S3 Super Amoled plus in May of this year."

If you care to do some pixel density calculations, you will find that a 720p or 1280 x 720 resolution results in exactly 319.26 ppi with a 4.6-inch display, further confirming that the SIII will have a 720p resolution. Also, the "plus" following AMOLED in the quote also has significance, as it signifies a display with a true RGB subpixel layout. This comes instead of the Pentile matrix that technically reduces the sharpness of a display, and was one of the only complaints about the Galaxy Nexus's similar 4.65-inch panel.

Displays have long been one of Samsung's strengths, so naturally it comes as no surprise that their flagship smartphone would also come with a top-notch panel. Still, it is good to know the size of the display in question, and relieving that Samsung probably won't use a Pentile matrix. Of course, we won't know for sure until the device is actually released, but considering that this quote and past rumors suggest May is the time for the announcement, I might have my wallet ready when that time rolls around.

[Oled Association via Mobot]