Alleged Samsung Galaxy S III photo surfaces, showing a rectangular home button and five row interface

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S III photo surfaces, showing a rectangular home button and five row interface
From the confines of a Polish mobile phone blog a picture of something in flesh and blood has appeared, that is claimed to be the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III. This is no render, as most previous leaks, but rather a dark rectangular handset lying on a desk.

There is the physical home button underneath the display, which we recently learned has made its way into the front design at the last minute, as well as the rumored five row UI, similar to the Galaxy Note layout. In fact, Samsung has an R&D center in Poland, which leaked the Galaxy Note chillaxing in the metro in someone's hands before the official announcement, so this thing might have some dose of credibility to it.

The source says it was sent to them by a guy who claimed he is currently a tester, and who had censored the UI details beforehand. The Galaxy S III has allegedly been kept on the hush-hush for so long, as carriers got a generic box with only the screen and the ports uncovered, so the testers didn't leak the design prematurely.

Yet this thing doesn't look inserted into a case or anything, seems to be running stock ICS, like an early test model, and the app icons columns don't seem particularly aligned with the phone, which might be due to the clumsy 8-bit "censoring" of the interface, though. 

Anyways, leaks like these are supposed to keep us warm until the real thing drops, hopefully next month. What do you think about the latest contestant in the Galaxy S III leak show?

source: (translated)

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI




Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Not for real....

71. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

It's a frigin Note. The S3 will not be that damn big, and if it is that big... I'm skipping it. STOP MAKING PHONES SO DAMN HUGE!!! 4.5" topps is the most a screen should be. My friend has a Nexus and it's difficult to keep in his jeans pocket comfortably.

69. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Not very nice looking. I'm expecting a much more reduced bezel on the sides and about 50% less on the top and bottom of the device. And a far more premium look than this photo.

67. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

come on pa you really think there's a chance this is real lol you can blatantly tell this is a fake i mean the screen is not even properly aligned,cant get any more obvious then that.

65. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Disappointing design after so much hype!!! I pray its not real!

64. Sinaps

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

SGNote2 for Verizon???

63. imkyle

Posts: 1117; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

So fake. Samsung would not use stock ICS's color blue on their UI.


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

Im hoping this is not the real s3 it would be quite disappointing. This phone does not look very appealing at all but will see..

58. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Hi Samsuck fan, it is the real deal with cheap plastic too.

61. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Excellent commenting I must say. Brilliant work. Just brilliant.

66. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

iCrap is made of whit gold? Is it?

68. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

are you that blind that you cant tell its a fake

43. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I doubt thisis S III. If Samsung wants to steal the show they have to prepare something spectacular, stunning. Pantech made very first phone with ceramic body and this ceramic body was supposed to be one of the hottest characteristic of sammy's new flagship. I hope it won't look like on these renders. Looks shi%^y.

42. Ridwan.yahya

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S2 : Mediocre design + monster spec = high sales Samsung Galaxy S3 : Great design + monster spec = WIN !!!! A man can dream... right ? ^_^

41. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

lackluster design, not what samsung promised..hopefully the battery is awesome as they promised...i dont doubt the specs thog, they'll be awesome from inside (the chip) outside (screen resolution, camera)...

40. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

It's a photo chopped Galaxy S.

39. BharathV

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

I Phone 5 Coming as 4'' inch .But Samsung III Look Like 5'' inch Phone .I am Comfortable to buy IPHONE 5 ???????????????????? I think Still Fake Photo

38. JBz007

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I have to go with fake. As others have said there are just too many things wrong with this pic. The slanted-ness of everything gives it away.

37. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

It is definitely not the Samsung Galaxy S III but when it is out it would be for sure Ugly close to it !! So prepare for the WORST !! Holding in hands the SGS II is like playing with a cheap plastic 5 $ TOY !!!

36. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I'm pretty sure it's not the SIII but rather a test mule for the software/hardware. And if I'm wrong, it still makes sense for Samsung to keep this hidden in the dark. They don't want their "hunchback" seeing the light of day.

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it looks like the white render from a month ago with a slightly wider home button. the icons do look off, so its probably just a well done fake. what do you guys think its going to look like? Its going to be a large rectangle that is almost all screen. Only so many things you can do with that :). The beauty is when you holding it with the RGB HD screen smiling back at you and knowing it hides the most powerful phone chipset on the planet under that beautiful screen.

57. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I just have a question for you . Will you buy Galaxy SIII if the design loos like this but all other specs true ?

60. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yes .. that's not far off from what I'd expect anyways. I don't know what you guys are thinking its going to look like but I'd bet its a dark slab with slim bezels ... but probably without the obnoxious home key.. pretty much 95% like this picture.

62. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

most Samsung designs are low key to draw your eyes to the screen. I'd rather look at the screen then marvel at the bezel or some other meaningless bit of fashion. screen+power+ camera+mod versatility are the only things I look at .. the sgs3 is going to be filled with all of that.

32. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Looks horrible

31. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

IN my opinion and as usual htc will always have better look than galaxy. Galaxy s3 will be same cheap material plasticky crap. And please dont waste ur time reading news about alleged photos of galaxy s3 from phone arena bla bla bla wait for the unit when its released then we all will be happy. Reading news here and there about hundreds of alleged galaxys s3 makes no sense

30. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011


28. thelegend6657 unregistered

The leaked i9300 looks better

27. gemstar60

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

This Really Looks Like The Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 ,,,isn't it ??

26. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011


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