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Is this the Samsung Galaxy S III?

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Is this the Samsung Galaxy S III?
The Samsung Galaxy S III is shrouded with a cloud of mystery thanks to Samsung taking security extremely seriously, but this time the Galaxy S III might have finally leaked out. Vietnam’s Tinhte known for magically getting early access to the industry’s most wanted devices, is on it again with what looks like the S III. 

Now, to be perfectly exact the handset you’re looking at is the Samsung GT-I9300, as the model number testifies. We’ve seen leaks of such a device numerous times, but previously it was rumored to have a non-HD screen, something that made us doubt whether it’s the Galaxy S III. Now, the technical details obtained by the Vietnamese tech blog paint a different picture. 

Here are the spec highlights of the upcoming device:

- 4.6-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1184 pixels (320 DPI)
- a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor
- Mali 400 graphics
- 1GB of RAM
- Ice Cream Sandwich 
- 8-megapixel camera
- 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD card slot
- 2050 mAh battery with NFC support

There’s obviously a front-facing camera as well, but there are no details about the actual resolution. So obviously, this fits the Galaxy S III image everyone expects well. 

Now, while we're convinced by the leaked specifications, we have a hard time believing that we're looking at the final design of the S III. We've been hearing that Samsung is using custom boxes to mask the S III, and Tinhte confirms that this is the case with what you see below as well. Our guess is that the handset will have different looks when it gets official, possibly matching what's inside the shell here.

Finally, the most solid argument about this leak is a video of the handset in action. You can check it out below, but in either case it’s two more weeks until Samsung confirms or denies this all officially. You can however let us know now whether you think that’s the Galaxy S III and how do you like it.

source: Tinhte via Engadget

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posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:09 6

1. Mark.J.Linskiy (unregistered)


Looks a bit thick, but I'm sure the official one won't disappoint anyone in looks. Great specs, will be a very nice phone for sure!

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:17 21

2. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


i hope it is fake :P

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:31 2

6. santaclaus (Posts: 52; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


it is real. the design is same as what has been leaked. so nothing special. looks like the camera module is same as the one on Galaxy S2 (same size for the lens).

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 07:22 4

48. maverick786us (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


The design of Galaxy S2 is good. I would'nt mind if S3 has the same design. But if they use cheap plastic instead of Ceramic Glass I will never touch Samsung ever again

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:31 13

7. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Yea me too, i'm also a little bit disappointed with the specs.. :(

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:45 14

13. xenonn1 (Posts: 19; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


YEAH,THATS IT,i buy One X. Stupid samsung.I wanted 100% to buy s3..why sammy,why???

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 05:19 2

25. wendygarett (unregistered)


AT&T DIE AT MAY 6 AFTER GS3 MAY 3!!

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 05:12 8

20. the_s2 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


If its so, its a huge relief. I wish to hell it is the Galaxy M. If not, yeah HTC One X. But Im sure Samsung wont disappoint us..

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 05:12 6

21. wendygarett (unregistered)


FAKE!!! Y THE HECK GS3 WILL BE AT VIETNAM WHEN THE REAL IS AT LONDON!!!
YOU HEAR ME!!! ITS FAKE!!!!

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 07:43 2

54. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)


Please Samsung this can't
Be true no no no this is a big
Let down specs are outdated....

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:17

3. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Here's the video with English subtitles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ei61wWOr4w

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:19 3

4. Victor.H (Posts: 671; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Thanks, we have the same subtitled video embedded!

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 11:16

66. tharag (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


victor earlier there were reports of physical home button like that of s2 so how can it be s3 which is also due for home button according to your reports

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:28 7

5. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Great specs... hoping for better looks... still love sense over the touchwiz but battery life will be a big factor for my choice.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:33 2

8. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


it looks cool but i heard that there is also a galaxy M with the same screen design oh well i guess we just have to wait further but i have to admit galaxy s III is in a hyped at this very moment,

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:35 9

9. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


I hope Samsung change the design because this one looks so boring and generic, no design flair whatsoever.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 07:33 2

51. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


dont worry even if this is the s3(i dont think it is) that is just a generic case for people to test so the final design is not leaked...you honestly think the s3 will be thicker than the s2.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:36 7

10. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


This is the closet to being legit leak I have seen.

Disappointed with touchwiz, still to gingerbread-ish - not overly impressed with the design.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 05:16 4

23. wendygarett (unregistered)


SHUT UP!!! WE LOVE TOUCHWIZ!!!

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:38 3

11. Cyan3boN (Posts: 444; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


summing up all the ugly rumoured designs, I think the s3 isn't gonna look anything extraordinary.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:38 1

12. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


It's a real GT9300, but I think it's not Galaxy S3.
In the video he said that it's only the developer version, that's why the design and the camera are quite the same as S2.
But the things we know for sure are Mali400 GPU (disapointed, the same as... Allwinner A10) and the 720p SA (Plus?) screen.
Or maybe it's the Galaxy M.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:45 2

14. azri05 (unregistered)


this is just prototype..

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:45 7

15. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


For all the people hoping it is the Galaxy M, the M line is the middle range phone. 720p and a quad for middle range is crazy.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:49 3

16. azri05 (unregistered)


well if sammy's middle range is a quad-core, their high-end is beyond imagination. lol just joking

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 05:14 1

22. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


There is no way. The cost of the phone will be too high. This phone cost more then the one x and the carrier will not be able to keep the cost of the phone below 300 dollar on a contact

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:50 6

17. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


mali 400 is guite disapointing, same as SGSII...i have no doubt that it is greap GPU but it is a year old and it will be surpased very soon if it isn't allready...i expected more from SGSIII tbh...not impresed at all

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 00:00

75. xtremesv (Posts: 298; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


On the smartphone Android world Mali400 is still the best GPU. Actually, only a couple Android tablets can surpass it.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:52 2

18. Daca01 (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


This SGS III shown in video is one of other to come on May 3rd,and the best one it's sealed in box with better features among others.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:53 2

19. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Looks pretty accurate, and this is probably it, or close to it. Though it's looks don't appeal to me and I'm not a fan of TouchWiz on ICS. It looked ok on Gingerbread, but I'd prefer Sense 4 any day before this.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 05:17 2

24. intos (Posts: 90; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


mali 400 ??? WTF !!! this (i hope not real s3) preview push many steps closer to the htc one x... perhaps sasmung make a lot of money this year and they dont need more...

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