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Samsung Galaxy S III first press image appears, announcement set for May 22nd?

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Samsung Galaxy S III first press image appears, announcement set for May 22nd?
The Samsung Galaxy S III, undoubtedly the most anticipated Anrdoid handset for 2012, will get officially announced on May 22nd, if we are to trust this very realistic invitation to a press event in London. The flyer looks very small and realistic, but previously we've seen some pretty good mockups too, so we'd definitely take this with a grain of salt. The press image surfaced on Korean website Daum hours ago.

The press invitation teases: “Samsung Galaxy S III, New Generation Coming, May 22nd, London, United Kingdom.” We should also remember that London is where the Summer Olympics will be held this year, and this looks like one of the reasons why Samsung picked the UK for the unveiling.

“Fast. Vivid. Slim,” Samsung summarizes about the upcoming Galaxy S III. Nearly half of the handset appears on the right side of the invitation flyer, and it’s got some weird curves and shapes, looking very different than its rectangular right shaped predecessor, the S II. The handset also has a strange carving on the side, and we have no idea whether it has any other function than to please the eye and puzzle the press.

Samsung Galaxy S III first press image appears, announcement set for May 22nd?
It’s obviously hard to judge about the actual dimensions, but it seems that the screen is comparatively narrow. Just yesterday, we heard Korean sources point out they expect a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD display, the first RGB (non-pentile) HD AMOLED screen ot there. Now, this rumor ups the estimate to 4.8-inches, so we're not yet sure what the actual size will be, but the HD resolution seems like a lock.

Interestingly, the Korean publication Daum suggests there will be two S III models - one with LTE connectivity (the Samsung Galaxy S III LTE for markets like the US, obviously) and a "3G" version for the rest of the world where LTE is not yet present (possibly, Galaxy S III 3G). Now, it also cautions us that the LTE version might take longer to make it to shelves, and could arrive sometime in July.

The Galaxy S III is expected to feature a quad-core processor, and if it manages to fit in the tight plans, the 32nm Samsung Exynos 4412. 
How do you like what you see? And how credible you think it is?

source: Daum (translated) via Phandroid

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posted on 05 Apr 2012, 01:30 10

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


its an honor to say first!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 03:45 8

27. cheetah2k (Posts: 810; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


... well well. Samsung did say they wanted to create a phone that "defined our era".... They may well have just done that.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 07:11 2

38. TheOldOne (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Another fake, unfortunately. As someone else pointed out, the "Galaxy SIII" writing looks photoshoped: the third I seems to be added artificially next to the first two. If you look carefully, they are not evenly separated, which means is was added later to the "Galaxy S II".

Something like that will never be released in an official Samsung statement.

"take this with a grain of salt."? No... take it with a lot!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 07:24 3

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


it is the end of a stainless steel spoon man!!!!!!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 07:43

44. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


4412 it's still an A9 A15 Quadcore please Samsung
il'e wait.....

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:05

53. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the quad a9 is as powerful as the dual a15. both are 2x faster than the current 4410. nothing to sneeze at

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 09:16

73. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


http://bit.ly/Ihn8OP black version SGS3 render.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 09:41

74. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


where is my dark blue render bob????? lol i want a metallic dark blue render!! :)

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 06:01 1

75. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


http://bit.ly/HruNyR sorry bout the sides. can't manage to fix it in short time. :)

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 08:10

76. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


not too shabby.. but it needs to be more navy and more metallic! :) lolz. thanks for doing that :)

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 01:31 26

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5593; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Oooo! that looks damn smexy! if this comes to Verizon i might be trading up a certain Razr of mine... o:

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 02:35 9

18. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Agreed. Im in the same boat...

PS
Nice Scott Pilgrim avatar +1

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 07:31 6

42. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4015; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I am skipping the Samsung Galaxy S III, what I REALLY want is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. That is going to be Samsung's real monster, just like the Samsung Galaxy Note killed the Samsung Galaxy S II. Bigger Super AMOLED+ 720p HD screen for me please!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 07:40 3

43. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Same here but the GNote is not actually considered as a phone. Well, at least not by everyone so..

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:45 6

49. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4015; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I consider it a phone because you can make calls on it though a mobile carrier, not through Skype or something similar.

To me the Samsung Galaxy S III will set the president to how insane the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be. To me the best phone Samsung has right now spec wise is the Samsung Galaxy Note. That is some beast of a phone.

Imagine if they put an A15 Exynos quad-core inside the Galaxy Note 2 with a sweet 2GB of RAM. They could because they Note 2 would be so much bigger, thus more room to tinker with!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:03 5

52. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if that happened then I'd have to trade in my sgs3. lol

4.8 inches could be done if it was a button free design. it would be close to 4.6 inches of usable space that way.

gimmie gimmie!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 07:55 9

46. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


And it is damn fake! :P

Look at the SAMSUNG Galaxy S II promo picture:http://goo.gl/vUybc
It is copy & paste + I

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:54 1

51. -box- (Posts: 3789; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


...why does it look like a smoother Nokia C7? Not a bad thing (I own a C7) but it looks uninspired

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 14:44 3

64. SleepingOz (unregistered)


It'll own your c7 in every way.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 01:43 10

3. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


I'm buying this phone the first day it comes out if it comes to Verizon. I love my Galaxy Nexus, but I just have to have this phone! lol

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 02:36 4

19. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


I pray to jeebus that this comes to Verizon. PLEASE DONT SCREW THIS ONE UP VERIZON. The Droid branding just isn't cutting it much any more.

I just can't keep waiting for Verizon to get their act together and put out a good Quad-Core 4g phone.
Might try to find one of these bad boys unlocked if its not like a billion dollars (which it probably will be)

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:15 1

47. JunitoNH (Posts: 893; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Lol if it comes to Verizon you already know it, priced around $399.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 01:43 13

4. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


And let the nerdgasms begin

On another Note, no pun intended, Sammy has done quite a good job IF this is the actual phone as far as looks are concerned.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 07:18 2

40. roscuthiii (Posts: 1801; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Begin? Sadly, I already finished...
:-(

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 01:47 13

5. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


If this is the real form factor of Galaxy S III then I am delaying my trip to dark side AKA certain fruit ;)

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 04:58 10

31. asimo (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


the 'dark side' connotation is too cool for that company.
Prefer the 'wool side'

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 06:16 6

34. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


hahaha Two fruit Ninjas didn't like my comment ;)

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 01:47 11

6. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


i can't see the entire phone but this part of it looks damn good

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 03:46 1

28. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1345; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


looks like a smooth version of the xperia arc

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 01:50 11

7. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Galaxy S III > iPhone 100

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 01:59 2

9. Skyrim (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


This just made my week!!!!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 02:00 3

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1345; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


dafuq.....

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 02:08 3

13. shadez10 (Posts: 402; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


it looks like a remote control... xD

but a sexy one... xD

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 02:09 2

14. derp0217 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


it shivers me timbers

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 02:13

15. Dejan (Posts: 17; Member since: 24 Mar 2012)


Well it looks so cool,let's hope that is how he will look like

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 02:20 2

16. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


If this is true, then i'm happy they finaly put a premium look to their premium device!

Unfortunately, this looks like metal and not ceramics, but i could be wrong, maybe the ceramics is sort of a transparent coating? I dunno...

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 05:31 3

32. troutsy (Posts: 258; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


I think they'd be more likely to put a chrome plating over top of the ceramic body than a ceramic coating over a metal body.

Good observation though!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 02:23

17. CommentBoxEnforcer (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


With them type of specs i smell 349.99/399 price tag...might still be worth it..why no mobile version for this site?

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 03:01 3

22. android_hitman (Posts: 596; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


because it's not working on Iphones and Ipads

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 02:49 1

20. MrNobodyWTB (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


Will buy this day 0 if this comes to T-Mobile. I will import it if not.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 02:55 1

21. kylehudsons (Posts: 49; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


im so getting this 1...

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 03:07 1

23. mrandrewshah (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)


From what I can see, that is a beauty! I love the new trend of curved phones, definitely breaking away from the redundant black bar touchscreen phones.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 03:11 1

24. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


I hope this will be the successor to the Epic 4gT . Sorry BigRed but Sprint gots this on lock,

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 03:31 2

25. zemariaabreusantos (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!! xD Kidding but still I'm selling my SII so that I can But one!! xD

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 03:38 5

26. h3llboy911 (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Fake!!! Look at the gap between each of the 'I' of the "III". It's not symmetric.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 04:04 1

29. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5593; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


ah, i see, you're absolutely right. good eye. it's a shame people do things like this. i thought that was a gorgeous device.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 07:43

45. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


Wow, you got it, very good eye!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 04:35 1

30. Ridwan.yahya (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


if this pic is legit....i think the carving on the side is for finger grip, it's make sense to prevent the phone slip out of your hand. It's so shiny ,I hope i'ts not fake

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 06:15 1

33. cGmC11 (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


I like very, very much this supposed design, but if this is true I think it's the back of the phone with a special backplate for wireless charging. :-0

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 06:20 1

35. aries.phills (Posts: 133; Member since: 17 May 2011)


OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
This looks so cooooooooooooooooooolllll!
My gs2 is already shaking at the site of this soon coming king.
Thumbs up to samsung!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 06:20 2

36. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


om nom nom nom nom so sexy lol

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 07:06 3

37. dcgore (Posts: 206; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


Pretty hot. I hope the exynos - LTE combo is true. I don't want to settle for a S4 because it's the only chip that supports LTE.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 07:16

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


it is a stainless steel spoon !!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:41 1

48. kanagadeepan (Posts: 668; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


OMG.... Killer looks and specs... If it comes with 3000mAh or atleast 2500mAh battery, then I am going to skip Razr MAXX for sure....

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:46 1

50. hunted (Posts: 325; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


i dont like this design, it's ugly

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:12 3

54. dhruba (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


i m trying to believe u r serious

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:24 1

55. jamvts (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


we need cortex A15 not A9

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:35 2

56. nitinrana (Posts: 27; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Phonearena... Are you guys telling this or are you asking? Because if you are telling this then you should remove the question mark... And if you are asking readers then you should correct your headline...

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:35 2

57. nitinrana (Posts: 27; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Phonearena... Are you guys telling this or are you asking? Because if you are telling this then you should remove the question mark... And if you are asking readers then you should correct your headline...

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:36 2

58. nitinrana (Posts: 27; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Phonearena... Are you guys telling this or are you asking? Because if you are telling this then you should remove the question mark... And if you are asking readers then you should correct your headline...

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