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?

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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)



1. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Yucks.. Samsuck and spydroid

59. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

iCrap and iCrapOS

2. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I hope this is NOT the S III. Looks like a mid tier model not a flagship.

54. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Fake! This is a picture of a Galaxy Note with the center button stretched out.

3. xenonn1

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I hope this is not the real one. Because its look like a brick.This could easily be note2.

45. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah I have to agree with you. This is just some mock-up only. The Samsung Galaxy S III will definitely not look like this! It's too dark & the shape is too plain for it to be their new flagship. On another note, I really can't wait to see what the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will look like. That is going to be my next phone. I can wait a whole year for that phone. I really would love to see a 2.0 to 2.5GHz quad-core A-15 Exynos with 2GB of RAM with a 5.3" 1600x900 Super AMOLED+ HD screen. I am sorry but the Galaxy Note 2 will squash the Samsung Galaxy S III. Just like the Samsung Galaxy Note killed the Samsung Galaxy S II. I WILL be skipping the Samsung Galaxy S III!

74. Walter.D.DROID

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

now that's a comment/reply right there SuperAndroidEvo heheheh! i'm expecting the Samsung Galaxy Note II to have exactly those except for the screen size...5.5"-6.0" in a thin bezel maybe? hmmm dreams :D and about this fake SGS3.. a photoshoped SGS 1?? :@

46. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I hope it isn't the gs3 either as if it is i'll get a htc one x instead,i like my phones to look different on each upgrade not iphone style incremental changes. Thats the beauty of android though,its not a one phone os,you can have several new top choices of handsets to pick from. If Samsung has sent galaxy s3 phones to networks to performs network tests,however while the phones internals are the true internals the outward appearance is a fake box to keep the true design secret,then this is probably one of these tester handsets

50. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Exactly, that is what I am thinking also! They purposely make the test units ugly so they can't be leaked out. Apple is the only company who likes to leave their "so called" test phones (more like final units) at the bar & so on! lol

4. Mr.Best

Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

It'll be illogical for that to be the's too close to the Note.

13. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

kind of weird to be thinking that a Note 2 is already being made since the past Note was based on the S2. The first note's specs were more of an exaggeration of the specs of the S2. The Note also, is a sexy device and was just currently a hit. I hope this isn't a note 2, and I also hope this isn't the SGS III. it actually looks like a bigger S2 combined with the first Galaxy S' design elements - so there is a possibility that this may be the SGS 3. just a possibility. i'm still hoping it isn't.

72. smallcolabear

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

however the razr came out with the maxx shortly after to improve battery life so its not completely out of the question.

5. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

LOL Samsung always made ugly ass phone design...

56. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Yeah maybe but why is it still millions of people owning Samsung phones??!! They already over taken Nokia, really doesn't care the design, people buy Samsung phones because its unique features. Galaxy s 3 once launch, it will set a new trend again.

6. RazaAsad

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 24, 2011


7. ncoder

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Come one... This is the Galaxy Note.

47. 0o0blackstar0o0 unregistered

Yeah id say that also but the home key is different on the note . And their is either a sensor or camera on both sides in that picture, the note has the sensors and camera all on the right side .

8. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Photoshopped Galaxy Note.

9. Ridwan.yahya

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

boring design all over again...i hope it's fake...c'mon samsung, don't be to conservative with ur design. i think Sony and Nokia make better design on their latest flagship...

70. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Yeah, about as boring as an iDevice.......

10. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

well this is fugly, I expected more from previous pictures and this looks like big SGS the end it will turn out that LG has the best design because i love those square designs :)

11. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

clearly the galaxy note.

48. 0o0blackstar0o0 unregistered

home key is different on the note . And their is either a sensor or camera on both sides in that picture, the note has the sensors and camera all on the right side .

12. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Worst fake I've seen for a while. The guy making it didn't even know how to align things in Photoshop, ref the icons and blue stripe...

14. Erithum

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

If S3 comes out with that design, I'll choose HTC One X. This Design is s**t

17. wendygarett unregistered

i would choose iphone4s :)

29. thelegend6657 unregistered

One simple example of this site is too filed with iPhone hating crowd . SEE All Wendy says that if that's the real s3 she would buy the iPhone 4s and see how many thumbs down she gets Most consumer when buying a smartphone will consider either the iPhone , galaxy or HTC line up yet most users of this site have clearly something against the iPhone for no reason

33. GellerDoesDallas

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Wrong!!! Two reasons 1. She's trolling 2. The majority of the people on this site hate Apple because of the way they handle buisness, noboby likes pantent trolls understand.

52. thelegend6657 unregistered

gellerdoesdallas : if you say she's trolling than you also indirectly mean that the guy that say that he will take the OneX if thast the real design of the S3 is also trolling .

44. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

If someone said I would get a Fiat 300 over an Audi R8, I would totally dislike their comment. Same case here ^_^

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