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Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 dummy leaks again, newer prototype sports a home button

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Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 dummy leaks again, newer prototype sports a home button
A Chinese blog leaked what seems to be a newer version of the test mule Samsung uses to conceal the GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 true visual identity

The biggest difference with the unit that the Vietnamese from Tinhte leaked last week, seems to be the presence of a physical home key underneath the display. 

Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 dummy leaks again, newer prototype sports a home button
The button was supposedly placed there in the last minute by Samsung's design team, after a lot of internal struggles whether the phone should be with on-screen buttons only, as originally planned, or keep the Galaxy S line design heritage.

The button people seemingly won, and the prototype we are seeing in the latest leak indeed sports one rectangular thingy to push, that will eventually make it into the final design.


Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 dummy leaks again, newer prototype sports a home button
Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 dummy leaks again, newer prototype sports a home button

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posted on 25 Apr 2012, 02:39 19

1. nimo (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)


looks exceptionally average. Hope its not the final design.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 07:09 11

18. lonelyw (Posts: 11; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


why people comment without reading the whole article. it says it is just a TESTING CASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 09:21 3

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


lol i know on so many sites people say i hope its not the final design even though it says in the article that its not the final design and for the past week we have known that any leaks are in a test case and not final design...seriously why comment if you have not read the article

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 07:42

21. 99n100 (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Stupid picture! Stupid Post! Stupid Question! How could there be so many manual button in a phone? 4 plus 1 Logical? Why so easily fooled by the fool?

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 02:59 4

2. bruindog (Posts: 31; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I think the screen looks perfect as far as quality goes however I feel like the bezel area between the button and the screen is a huge waste of space which could have been used for screen size. Take a look here. Oh well I'm still pulling for Sammy in this one!

http://www.slashgear.com/next-galaxy-s-iii-dummy-photographed-24224571/

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 03:37 1

9. FoneAddict (Posts: 202; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


I agree but mobile manufacturers normally place the antenna here which is why so much space is taken up.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 04:37 5

13. nimo (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)


You know what a DUMMY PHONE is right ?

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 12:42

26. bruindog (Posts: 31; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I know what a dummy phone is. But they aren't going to move the placement of the screen and the button or else it would have to be a hardware change when the real device is manufactured. The only "dummy" part of the phone is the lack of a full user interface and the bad case it is in.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 03:07 8

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


Ugly phone,still hope its not the final model.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 07:08 8

17. lonelyw (Posts: 11; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


why people comment without reading the whole article. it says it is just a TESTING CASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 03:26 4

6. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I actually like it, but lets be honest - Apple are gonna be focusing heavy on the design, samsung needed to bring it best designed phone yet.

this pic dont look like it, it still looks great but it wont compare to a new designed iphone.

and thats from an android fan

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 03:29 1

7. pvnithin (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


Just a quick photoshop work on the image to get its real screen pic.

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9788/gsmarena001copy.jpg

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 03:31

8. galanoth (Posts: 315; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Nice. Kind of looks like a GNex with a home button.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 07:07

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


doubt is the real deal

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 03:41 3

10. athos07m (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)


Seriously guys: the TITLE reads "dummy prototype". Other then the button placement, this should bear no similarity to the final design.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 03:58 3

11. paulyyd (Posts: 326; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


usually a dummy phone, like the one pictured above, is the final design there buddy. There you have it. the next "big" thing LOL

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 09:24

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


samsung have not given final design to anyone not even the carriers to test it...we have known for the past few days that the s3 is in a test case...the above pic is not a dummy phone perse as dummy phones are non working phone,this is an actual working phone....wait and see on may 3rd that the pic above which you think is the final design will not be the final design...think about it do you think the s3 will have bigger bezels and be thicker than the s2.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 04:00

12. keron (Posts: 11; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


there's physical menu button....then why on screen menu key???it's totally nonsence & not the final design.......

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 05:17

14. aimaar (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


which ever way this goes im still getting my sgs3 or whatever they might end up calling it. lets face facts other manufacturers are doing great with their smart phones but when it come to top of the range, be it cheap plastic finish or whatever, sgs has a lot to offer and there's been no doubt about its top spot position. if this turns out to be the final design, its not bad at all after all the sgs2 is not mostly a pretty device. its the practicallity of its functions that matters.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 05:31 2

15. wendygarett (unregistered)


Fake Fake Fake....

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 07:21

19. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Its a testing phone let's all remain calm okay.. Not the final design read the article

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 07:28

20. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Fugly

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 08:09 1

22. adi4u4882 (Posts: 135; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Yep. Just like you.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 10:53 1

25. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I really dislike the home button... If that's going on the final design, then no way I'll consider the phone despite what the phone is running on.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 14:28 1

27. Walter.D.DROID (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


I'll just come back May 3.....

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 21:48

28. Brandoster (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


I realize this is not the final design, But please Samsung do Not Use On screen buttons.

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