A unit of the Samsung Galaxy S III has already been introduced to UK carriers - in a steel box

A unit of the Samsung Galaxy S III has already been introduced to UK carriers - in a steel box
Hey, those rumors that the Galaxy S III has been so closely guarded from leaks because it has literally been sitting in a box just received another confirmation. 

Just as we heard before, UK carriers are getting first dibs at the Samsung Galaxy S III superphone, but it is only one unit in a steel box with openings just for the screen and the ports, so they can do their testing rounds. Talk about hidden gems.

The unit is already on UK soil, coinciding neatly with the fact that Samsung sent us and the whole tech blogosphere a May 3 invitation for one of its "Unpacked" events that saw the launch of the first two Galaxy versions, and the event will be in London. 

Rumors are that simultaneous launch events might be carried out in New York and Seoul at that time, but we are yet to receive any confirmation for such festivities. Still, the final launch is nearing after all the wait and speculation, and Samsung is said to be planning a pretty concerted launch throughout the globe, so hopefully the US won't be far behind with the arrival of the Galaxy S III, or whatever it gets named.

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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34 Comments

1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

talk about keeping it hidden from others......

19. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I like cheese, I like cheese, I like cheese

2. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

too much hype! i'm gonna blow! i can't even sleep.

3. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

im only 15 lol and im hyped over the phone, this better be worth it ive been saving since i got my sgs2

5. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

First world problems

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol that's cool. I like your style. That reminds me when I was your age about 15 years ago. I was saving for a N64 & a Playstation. You are 100% correct the Samsung Galaxy S III has everyone hyped up. Since Meizu is going with the A-9 Exynos quad-core, I am starting to believe that the Samsung Galaxy S III will go with the new 32nm A-15 dual-core. In my opinion it a way better choice than the quad-core A-9. I hear it will be 1.7GHz so that indeed will be beastly. Plus if the phone comes with a 1080p HD Super AMOLED Plus screen it will be a jaw dropper! +1 to the young man!

8. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

im just glad im not one of the kids at my school that fell for the iphone. i went to a sprint store to compare my epic4gtouch to a 4s and my epic blew it out of the water.

11. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow it's refreshing to see a 15 year old that doesn't fall for peer pressure. You at 15 years old went to the store & compared & saw which one was superior. I am really impressed by your maturity. You seem like a seasoned pro & you are clearly not a follower. Lots of kids your age just go with the flow & do as the others do. You are different & actually take the time to do research and see for yourself. I have tremendous respect for you, most 14/15 year olds I ask get iPhones/iPod Touches because all their buddies have them. They do it without thinking because they want to fit in. My niece is 14 & she got a Samsung Galaxy S II because she didn't want to be like everyone else. Man times have changed. When I was 15 I was bragging about having the latest video game console. I was playing the original Resident Evil & Super Mario 64. Now kids are rocking Samsung Galaxy S II’s. lol +1 again!

12. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Thank you for the compliment, good thing is I can easily make a bit of money by getting computers from people who think they are "broke" and just resetting the hard drive and reselling to computer to a pawn shop for a little bit of money lol.

13. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey man that is just pure smarts & savvy! Good for you! You are a go getter! Just finish school & college & there is no limit to what you can accomplish! Remember school is just temporary, work is until you finally reach a level you can retire comfortably & still be able to have & do anything you want. Whether that is by the age of 65 or 35, you will control that, but only if you finish school & college. You have a very bright future!

14. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

3.75GPA lol that'll defiantly help.

25. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

im hyped for this too! im thinkngof trdaing the iphone 4s for this but im on sprint and idk if my dad would get mad lol! So im just gonna get a job then buy it. cant wait for may :D

27. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

lol my dad already has me a summer job lined up where he works paying roughly $300 a week lol after i get a fuel pump for my truck i going to get a one x and sgs3 (why not have both xD) then save up for college

28. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

lucky!! hopefuly my dad has me a job since he has his own construction business!

30. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey just try it out & see what you like. I am glad that the young people out there are actually doing some research & not going with the flow, like most teens do. I know that if you do play with the phones you will see that there are better out there. Android is number 1 in the world for a reason. Just play with one & see that for yourself. The Samsung Galaxy S III is going to be an incredible phone! +1!

22. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Same, bro. EVERYONE hyped me to get the iPhone and I got the E4GT because the iPhone was total crap. And I'm twelve.

23. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Nice man, good for you! I am glad to hear you are not a follower like most kids your age! +1 for you too!

34. Maaaaaaaaster

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

lol y are there so many kids on this post? : ) : ) sgs rules!!

32. Maaaaaaaaster

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

1080p display? No way. think about it, that will make it around 450 ppi, and that is serious overkill considering that it will have the regular RGB sub pixel mix. iPhone 4 has 330 ppi and thats retina display, 1080p screen on a phone is unlikely unless its got a realy huge screen like the note. apart from being much more expensive to manafacture a 1080p display, you wont notice the difference unless you put it under a microscope. : )

24. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

15 eh? The Force is strong in this one!!

26. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I personally love android not just samsung, usually HTC or samsung though, i had no interest in HTC last year because they didn't have any devices that I thought would be worth my time because of bad battery life and behind the times snapdragon, but recently im trying to decide between the One X (aka evo lte on my carrier lol) or the sgs3 when it releases (ill get it prepaid if i have to i must have it!)

31. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know I am very impressed with these young guys. This day and age it's hard to say no to peer pressure, but these young kats are trail blazers. Like I said it's very refreshing to see!

33. Maaaaaaaaster

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

lol, not even 15. 13 and bought sgs 1 and ps vita the day they launched, hoping to do the same with sgs 3. : )

4. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I am slightly concerned about the hype they are given it. Remember all the hype on the Galaxy Nexus? and although it came with top spec and probably one, if not the best android phone to date, it was still a disappointment to some because of the amount of high end rumours and hype. All I hope is that sammy deliver ! if not it could be potentially bad for them and android

17. Diego!

Posts: 866; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Yeah but that was a 'Google Phone'. This is Samsung we're talking about and they won't dissapoint anybody with Samsung Galaxy S III. If they are sending units in a steel box, that must be due to its unique design. Go Sammy, go! :D

6. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Under promise over deliver... Sammy has not promised anything as far as S3 is concerned. Am afraid people's expectations will be taken as Sammy's promise & if they don't live up to the hype... They will be crucified.

9. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

have not been this hyped and excited about a phone since the iphone 4...

10. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

break open the box and post some pictures will ya.

18. Diego!

Posts: 866; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I think that the 'case' is a steel box and is not like they're sending the phone with its new design within a box. That's why there hasn't been any leak of the new design. I believe this new Galaxy will set a new way of building and design phones. I'm really looking forward to May 3rd. Can't wait! :D

15. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Understand this: There is no way this phone will disappoint. Period. If you're hyping this phone up to have a 1080p screen then you are fooling yourself. An advanced Dual-Core should be equally accepted as a Quad-Core. If that 5 row Skin comes to fruition then TouchWiz has been dramatically improved. PenTile is NOT gonna happen. How could it possibly disappoint?

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