Alleged Samsung Galaxy S3 photo shows both physical and capacitive buttons
0. phoneArena posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:32
There is evidently a physical home key, as rumored, and two capacitive buttons, while the whole setup resembles a lot the render from the leaked early manual of a Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 that we saw yesterday. The side bezel of what seems to be quite a big display is pretty thin, but we'll leave the speculations on screen size aside, as we can't vouch whether this is the real deal anyway...
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1. bloodline posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:35 15 5
perfect screen size, looks curved and very much galaxy nexus-style
5. santaclaus posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:41 23 15
noob design. copied the galaxy nexus. no innovation!!!
27. dsDoan posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:44 10 4
Aside from button placement, how is the design of any smartphone different from any other.
In the past 5 years, very few phones have had noticeable design differences.
29. AbhiD posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:48 6 5
open up ur eyes... u r forgetting abt sony and nokia
31. dsDoan posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:51 9 1
Like I said, "very few phones had noticeable design differences." How many Android phones has Sony put out? I shouldn't even need to mention Nokia.
52. hehehaha posted on 27 Apr 2012, 07:53 2 1
In case you didn't notice, Sony's NXT series alone have 3 completely different phones, Xperia S, P and U. They've introduced one more to the series which is the Xperia Sola. And there's an Xperia Arco HD for the Japanese market, and Xperia Ion for the US, all with noticeable designs.
59. dsDoan posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:48 0 3
Sony's a minority when it comes to Android.
93. louisboi514 posted on 29 Apr 2012, 10:40 0 0
Dude, touch screen phones hardly even existed in the market back in 2007...
83. solidsnakeduds013 posted on 27 Apr 2012, 18:07 0 2
That is one of the ugliest phones ive ever seen. There is no way that the s3 will look like that
20. bruindog posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:21 7 3
Who cares. The U.S. variant has an S4 so not matter how good it looks it will still blow. If your just finding this out go look at the other recent articles.
74. h3llboy911 posted on 27 Apr 2012, 14:09 0 0
This Photo is.FAKE!!! I wonder how hasn't anyone noticed the colour of the screen yet. The Super AMOLED Plus screen of my sgs2 looks black even when the screen is turned off. Here, in this photo it looks grey like an LCD. No way the Galaxy S3 is coming with an LCD. So this picture looks fake to me and this design may be just another mock up.
88. shayan posted on 27 Apr 2012, 22:29 0 0
yeah, all previus versions of amoled looked black as hell when their turned off.
but we dont know what kind of amoled gs3 will have. and I read that samsung made a new technology for galaxy S3 amoled with a totaly diffrent subpixel green.
might as well look gray when it turned off...
84. poddey posted on 27 Apr 2012, 19:03 0 0
The more curved design doesn't surprise me at all. We can thank Apple and their lawsuits against Samsung for that. I think it actually looks alright but I would have preferred it if Samsung had saved the design of their new galaxy player with the speakers at the top and bottom for the S3 instead.
I'm not entirely convinced that this is the S3 though... Take the home button for instance. It is not rectangular like on previous Android Galaxy phones. The shape of it is what Samsung has used for its Bada phones. So this could actually be the next Bada phone, unless Sammie wants to "unite" the design language between its Android and Bada line up.
90. poddey posted on 28 Apr 2012, 01:59 0 0
The photo above has a rectangular home button but I was referring to the pictures up on gsmarena which are closer to the leaked service manual. Hmmm... Well only a few more days left until we find out!
12. GuiltyBystander posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:56 7 0
57. kshell1 posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:24 2 1
82. sheep (banned) posted on 27 Apr 2012, 17:28 1 1
The phone's design isn't made to please one person
3. Mark.J.Linskiy posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:40 6 4
A bit roundish for my personal liking, but I don't think this is the final physical design. Not bad though.
69. Commentator posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:20 1 2
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess, but I prefer roundish design cues over the squarish ones found in previous Galaxy models. This phone looks gorgeous to me. Of course, Samsung will probably tweak the design for every US variant of the device, as always, so maybe there's hope for you yet (assuming you're in the US of course...)
8. wendygarett posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:45 5 6
tat is i9500 not i9300... there are 3 devices came out at may 3
i9300, i9500 and galaxy tab 10.1...
But seriously Samsung!!! Is that what you call "The Next Galaxy"?!!!
13. GuiltyBystander posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:01 8 4
"The Next Galaxy" is just a joke by Samsung aimed at apple.
9. bloodline posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:46 13 3
jesus what do you guys expect ? talk about high expectations.... you guys dont think about productions costs or anything.. give it a break
14. plgladio posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:04 6 4
I like it, the roundish in the corners, like the other guys said. Seems good..
And this S3 is not about the physical structure it is expected a lot, we are expecting on the specs sheet..
16. x7black7x posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:08 4 5
gs3 will be a beast
imo it can look better than this qork hard sammy
17. x7black7x posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:08 1 5
gs3 will be a beast
imo it can look better than this qork hard sammy
18. cGmC11 posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:15 2 8
Looks good with great balance design! This is the better pic of the alleged GS3 to date...
This is the big rumored 4.8" 1080p display?
21. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:22 9 4
Looks fake, looks like someone photoshopped over a galaxy nexus.
65. android1234 posted on 27 Apr 2012, 09:48 2 1
This is full photoshop. Look at the the capacitive buttons, home and back are ok, but ICS does.not have a menu button as one of the 3 main buttons. They had to putthe multitaking button. So this is a full photoshop of the GNex.
22. andrew1953 posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:26 6 3
cant understand the hullabaloo about hardware? Much more important is the software and what you can do with the device - not what it looks like!
23. thelegend6657 posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:27 4 4
For the majority of smartphone owners looks is more important
30. dsDoan posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:48 0 4
If it's not vanilla Android, I couldn't care less about software, and hardware is all that matters, because I'll be ROMming it, anyway.
24. frydaexiii posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:33 4 4
Design looks pretty good, but I hope this isn't the final design. It should have a more distinct look, like the SGS, SGS2 and GNex.
47. protozeloz posted on 27 Apr 2012, 06:54 5 1
In 4.0 menu key was gone, devs are moving away from it why would a company want that ?
50. thelegend6657 posted on 27 Apr 2012, 07:30 0 5
The sensation and i9100 runs ICS and have menu buttons . It's nice cause you dont have I search across the screen to find where the hell is the menu button !
66. EclipseGSX posted on 27 Apr 2012, 09:49 4 1
Those didnt ship with ICS noob.
70. KingKurogiii posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:31 1 2
i agree. i like having a menu key but Google is moving away from that. now you get multitasking, home & back.
72. VZWuser76 posted on 27 Apr 2012, 13:10 1 2
Okay, what about the One series? ICS isn't supposed to have any capacative buttons, but they do and are shipping with ICS. If this were coming straight from Google I'd agree with you, but since this will be a manufacturer skinned phone, the manufacturer can do whatever they want. I'd guess that this version of Touchwiz has menu button capability. It doesn't matter if the capability isn't native to ICS becuase it can be added to the manfacturer skin.
77. KingKurogiii posted on 27 Apr 2012, 15:00 0 1
i didn't say it was fake because it had capacitive keys, i said it was fake because it had a menu key. while HTC has decided to stick with traditional capacitive keys they're still in the new layout so your point is moot.
26. iamkrishna posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:37 4 3
i think this is the real one... it has curved edges as shown in the samsung ad
28. dsDoan posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:46 3 3
No physical or capacitive buttons on my ICS devices; thanks!
32. u-suck-more posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:55 0 4
am i the only one who thinks tt it looks like the Nitro HD?
33. eyadroid posted on 27 Apr 2012, 04:21 2 3
it's too long!
maybe it's just a picture distortion.
34. som posted on 27 Apr 2012, 04:25 3 2
Each smartphone cost Samsung more than $100 million in R&D, all phone will have round edge or square edge, if you wanted totally different look make your own. Last year Samsung spent about $10 billion in R&D for all products. Apple spent about $3 billion in R&D and made $11 billion in profit in Q1 of 2012.