Alleged Samsung Galaxy S3 photo shows both physical and capacitive buttons

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S3 photo shows both physical and capacitive buttons
Another day, another "Next Galaxy" image, this time sent by one of our own tipsters, who claims this is the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3. Your guess is as good as ours whether this is a final version, some prototype, or something else altogether, concocted through image editing.

There is evidently a physical home key, as rumored, and two capacitive buttons, while the whole setup resembles a lot the render from the leaked early manual of a Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 that we saw yesterday. The side bezel of what seems to be quite a big display is pretty thin, but we'll leave the speculations on screen size aside, as we can't vouch whether this is the real deal anyway.

In fact, Samsung's VP Robert Yi all but confirmed the naming scheme yesterday at the quarterly results conference call with the slip of the tongue “We are anticipating very strong demand of Galaxy S3”, so at least that guessing game seems to be over now. What are your thoughts on this latest claimant to be the Galaxy S3?

Thanks for the tip!

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94 Comments

1. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

perfect screen size, looks curved and very much galaxy nexus-style

5. santaclaus

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

noob design. copied the galaxy nexus. no innovation!!!

27. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Aside from button placement, how is the design of any smartphone different from any other. In the past 5 years, very few phones have had noticeable design differences.

29. AbhiD

Posts: 652; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

open up ur eyes... u r forgetting abt sony and nokia

31. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Like I said, "very few phones had noticeable design differences." How many Android phones has Sony put out? I shouldn't even need to mention Nokia.

52. hehehaha

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

In case you didn't notice, Sony's NXT series alone have 3 completely different phones, Xperia S, P and U. They've introduced one more to the series which is the Xperia Sola. And there's an Xperia Arco HD for the Japanese market, and Xperia Ion for the US, all with noticeable designs.

59. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Sony's a minority when it comes to Android.

93. louisboi514

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

Dude, touch screen phones hardly even existed in the market back in 2007...

67. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Well, they are both Samsung products =/

83. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 219; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

That is one of the ugliest phones ive ever seen. There is no way that the s3 will look like that

20. bruindog

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Who cares. The U.S. variant has an S4 so not matter how good it looks it will still blow. If your just finding this out go look at the other recent articles.

74. h3llboy911

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

This Photo is.FAKE!!! I wonder how hasn't anyone noticed the colour of the screen yet. The Super AMOLED Plus screen of my sgs2 looks black even when the screen is turned off. Here, in this photo it looks grey like an LCD. No way the Galaxy S3 is coming with an LCD. So this picture looks fake to me and this design may be just another mock up.

78. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It looks gray because of the reflection.

88. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

yeah, all previus versions of amoled looked black as hell when their turned off. but we dont know what kind of amoled gs3 will have. and I read that samsung made a new technology for galaxy S3 amoled with a totaly diffrent subpixel green. might as well look gray when it turned off...

84. poddey

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

The more curved design doesn't surprise me at all. We can thank Apple and their lawsuits against Samsung for that. I think it actually looks alright but I would have preferred it if Samsung had saved the design of their new galaxy player with the speakers at the top and bottom for the S3 instead. I'm not entirely convinced that this is the S3 though... Take the home button for instance. It is not rectangular like on previous Android Galaxy phones. The shape of it is what Samsung has used for its Bada phones. So this could actually be the next Bada phone, unless Sammie wants to "unite" the design language between its Android and Bada line up.

90. poddey

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

The photo above has a rectangular home button but I was referring to the pictures up on gsmarena which are closer to the leaked service manual. Hmmm... Well only a few more days left until we find out!

2. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

fugly .

6. Rangers

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

like you?

7. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

yes you.

12. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Who?.

15. wendygarett unregistered

get a job eaxvac!!!

42. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

thank you.

57. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Reported. again

82. sheep

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

The phone's design isn't made to please one person

86. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

you're THE UGLY ONE.

3. Mark.J.Linskiy unregistered

A bit roundish for my personal liking, but I don't think this is the final physical design. Not bad though.

69. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess, but I prefer roundish design cues over the squarish ones found in previous Galaxy models. This phone looks gorgeous to me. Of course, Samsung will probably tweak the design for every US variant of the device, as always, so maybe there's hope for you yet (assuming you're in the US of course...)

4. xenonn1

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

weird...it looks like a remote.

8. wendygarett unregistered

tat is i9500 not i9300... there are 3 devices came out at may 3 i9300, i9500 and galaxy tab 10.1... But seriously Samsung!!! Is that what you call "The Next Galaxy"?!!!

13. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

"The Next Galaxy" is just a joke by Samsung aimed at apple.

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