The EXIF data from a sample photograph indicates that the snapshot could be from the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S III
. Yesterday, some specs about the device were printed in the Korean publication ETNews
, including word that the phone will sport a quad-core processor. Samsung fans recently produced a short teaser video
to whet everyone's appetite.
The picture allegedly snapped from the heavily anticipated phone shows some type of potted plant in an office environment. Some piece of electronics, possibly a television, displays a product information sticker with the Samsung logo and some written words in Korean. This is important because the EXIF data shows that the picture was snapped by the Samsung GT-I9500
and the photo links to Suwon, South Korea where Samsung has...you got it!...a large factory.
While EXIF data can be manipulated, the connection to the Samsung Galaxy S III works like this. The original Samsung Galaxy S
has the model number of GT-I9000. The Samsung Galaxy S II
is model GT-I9100 while the Samsung GALAXY Nexus is GT-I9250. Thus, the Samsung Galaxy S III could be the GT-I9500. In an interesting note, the same person taking this photo snapped a test shot for the Samsung Galaxy S II months before its release which makes us more likely to believe that the picture in question is from the Galaxy S III.