Maybe it's just the weight of numbers that's been getting to us, but we have to say the number of impressive new smartphones we've seen launched at MWC 2012 this year haven't left us too much time to pine after the one launch that isn't happening in Barcelona this year: that of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
But that hasn't stopped a pretty feisty piece of speculation from breaking up our MWC love-in and reminding us all who's the Android daddy: are you ready for a smartphone with a 1080p Full HD screen?
We still don't know when the Galaxy S III will actually be announced – consensus is that it was originally set for a Mobile World Congress unveiling (as with the Galaxy S II last year), but Samsung either wanted to cut the time between announcement and availability, or figured the handset had become high-profile enough to deserve its own launch event (or quite possibly both).
But while we're still waiting for confirmation of... well, pretty much anything at all, really... in has stepped Boy Genius Report with a fairly elaborate set of Galaxy S3 specs it says have come from the time-honoured “trusted source”.
A few of the claims are either fairly logical, or repeat what we've already heard: the processor will be a quad-core Samsung Exynos chip, there'll be an 8-megapixel camera around the back and a 2-megapixel effort on the front, 4G LTE networking will be supported and – naturally – the operating system will be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
We're also told that the device will launch internationally in 50 countries or cities simultaneously, which sounds like a bit of cost-saving efficiency wrapped up in a piece of clever marketing.
Things get more interesting with the notion that the Galaxy S III will have a ceramic back. The quoted source doesn't mention any functional reasoning behind it, and we haven't seen one since ourselves, so it may simply be a decision based on look and feel. Still, it's a rumour we can accept as distinctly possible – even if it's a bit unusual.
But then there's the claim – the one that's attracted by far the most attention and which BGR has repeated this morning – that the Galaxy S III will feature a 4.8in Full HD (in other words, 1920 x 1080) display at a 16:9 aspect ratio, a display that's loosely referred to as a “Blu-ray screen”.
Sorry, but no. The achievement of a Full HD display on a mobile phone is seen as a bit of a Holy Grail for smartphone makers, but the reason we haven't seen one so far is that the pixel density required as higher than the effective maximum that can currently be produced at a reasonable cost.
The Galaxy S II, for instance, has a pixel density of 217ppi. The iPhone 4S has a pixel density of 326ppi. The newly announced Huawei Ascend D1 Quad, about as high-end as you get in terms of specification, comes with a claimed pixel density of 330ppi.
The Samsung Galaxy S III? For these rumours to be true, we'd be talking 459ppi – a massive leap forward in an area of technology where even incremental increases require huge amounts of work. To make a jump like that is like making a year's worth of progress in a single day.
That's not to say the Galaxy S III won't be an amazing smartphone – quite conceivably the best around. But regardless of what else it does have, it won't have a 1080p display.