Did Samsung show off the Galaxy S III at CES?

Did Samsung show off the Galaxy S III at CES?
With CES behind us, we’re now looking forward to the year’s next big mobile event – Mobile World Congress. Known as the premier big show for all things mobile related, rumors have been hinting of late that we’ll be seeing the Samsung Galaxy S III in the flesh at the event, but interestingly enough, it's possible that we might’ve seen it already.

During Samsung’s CES press conference, they covered a wide array of products from their portfolio, like cameras and other appliances, but at one point during the event when they were talking about the neat features of their Samsung WV850F camera, an interesting looking handset popped up. If you happen to watch the video, at around the 7:10 mark, we begin to see a handset that possibly might be the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Looking very closely at it, we find a device that seems to embody the qualities we’ve come to expect to be a part of a next-generation smartphone – like a super thin bezel and generous sized display. Aside from showing how the smartphone can control the zoom functions with the camera, we don’t get a sneak peek to anything else regarding the handset in question. Nevertheless, it surely makes your head turn knowing that this is possibly the next Galaxy S III.

No doubt there’s going to be a lot of focus surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S III between now and the official start of MWC, but of course, it’ll be an interesting few weeks leading up to the festivities. Still, the handset in the video could also be none other than some sort of mockup or concept they concocted for the show, but nonetheless, we’re sure there’s going to be a lot of excitement around it.

via Sammobile & Unwired View


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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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66 Comments

1. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

I see two problems with a bezel that small. 1) Constantly activating apps that are on the sides of the screen. 2) Too little bezel leaves little room for a case to grip onto the side and remain protective IMO. Too much looks terrible but too little IMO can mess up the experience/durability of the device.

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

one thing I read before is that they can control how sensitive certain parts of the screen are.. basically making the outter most areas of the screen less sensitive to accidental touch. if that's the sgs3 I want it! I sure hope it has that second Gen gorilla glass.

60. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Samsung and Corning (who makes Gorilla glass) have a massive joint venture for fortified glass. Don't worry, even if it doesn't have a named product like the 2nd gen Gorilla glass, it's glass will definitely be on par or better - just like the unnamed fortified glass on their other products like the Galaxy Nexus.

49. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

it also looks a little oversized... the bezel is slightly too small but it looks uncomfortable to hold with ur hands on the sides anyways

52. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2367; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

While I don't necessarily agree with you on the case point, because I think that having a good grip on the top and bottom would be enough to keep the case on the phone (and the picture shows there is a small bezel for a small grip on the sides). Also, I do think Samsung makes some of its own cases (or at least they work with a manufacturer to design the cases), so I would think they would have thought it through if this device is real and not a mock up. But, your other point does bring up somewhat of a good question. I have wondered if Android would bring in double-tap to open up applications in the future. I myself have experienced from time to time opening up an app by mistake. I think it should be an option under settings whether you want to turn that on or not. So, if they fixed that problem, I am sure this would be a good phone.

2. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Here's to hoping that is the SGSIII. . . W8 a sec, doesn't that resemble the sketch of the so called iPhone5? Damn the suing thing will rage on I guess.

3. cristhiansaid

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

wtf????? samsung galaxy s III???? it is so thin and sexy.... lol

5. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Although sexy it looks fake to me. Plus, why are the corners of the screen rounded? Screams mockup!

8. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Sure it is a mock-up, but as I can remember most if not all phones started out as a mock-up design.

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

looks like a Galaxy S2 look at the bottom you can see the home button witch could be of no use on a deice ruining ICS from the moments its shipped

7. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Yeah the only physical difference I see is the widened screen.

34. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

It could be a galaxy note

61. sumdude

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

That sure looks like a Galaxy Note to these eyes, distance and angle just makes it look like an edge to edge design.

62. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

no, the note is very different,

53. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Only the Nexus will be using the on-screen buttons. Currently the Nexus S and SGS2 are going to be upgraded to ICS and neither have the on-screen buttons. Also the SGS2 has that home button. So it is very possible.

55. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

The idea so far is That everyone uses it because they can make better designs with their devices and have a clean look I can understand if a company like HTC takes some time to use the on screen buttons in its new concepts but Samsung has being using this for some time so maybe they are willing to use it to make smaller devices that look better

9. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

its a piss take to apple

10. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

is un ugly phone... ugly button on the bottom.. so much for carrryng ICS.. ohh wait by Q4 they wil announce that sometime in the 2013 it will carry ICS... thats Samsung for you guys

15. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

oh you become a troll now...if you believe the s3 will come without ics then your dumb...the gs2 line outside the US is already slated to get ics by the end of Q1 so please do dome research before trolling...and finally if you think thats the s3 because of rumours you are stupid because you should have learnt from the apple iphone 5 i mean sorry the 4s rumour mill that you shoulnt believe what you read unless it comes from official source.

18. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I guess karma does exist... didnt understand a word you said/typed... me a troll??? please... what gave that idea...

19. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

well you clearly cant read then can you?

23. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

dont get mad... dude they do this to me all the time... so just breath... again..... there you go.. better now?

25. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

am not mad i just for once would like to get a decent comment back that looks like it is written by an intelligent person and not a child or a blind fanboy(i have nothing against fanboys but there are some pathetic fanboys from android,ios etc that annoys the hell out of me)

26. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

dont be quick to judge... what I said about the SGSII is my opinion.. either you respect that or not.. but u made a dumb comment and i reply... just letting you know..

27. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

but your opinion was wrong and right...wrong because the s2 international version will get ics by the end of q1(reason for the many s2 ics official leaks) but right in the fact that the US variant will likely suffer the same fate as the original galaxy s and recieve it very late.you will be wrong that the gs3 will not ship with ics as samsung have said many times that tw5 which is based on ics is already in the works and i bet the s3 will be announced with a new tw5 just like the past 2 years...please elaborate on what was dumb about my comment

31. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

-"and finally if you think thats the s3 because of rumours you are stupid because you should have learnt from the apple iphone 5 i mean sorry the 4s rumour mill that you shoulnt believe what you read unless it comes from official source."- as of right now regarding the SGSIII all are just rumors as Samsung has not released any information regarding specs on that device..could be wrong but I havent seen anything official by Samsung...

35. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

''is un ugly phone... ugly button on the bottom.. so much for carrryng ICS.. ohh wait by Q4 they wil announce that sometime in the 2013 it will carry ICS'' if its a rumour than why make such bold statements as if its the truth.

50. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And your Iphone will always looks the same.

24. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

Don't feed troll, you got to know the ropes of Phone Arena, when Gallito, The Miz, Taco, etc, comment, just thumb down the comment and ignore it

28. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

sometimes its hard not to comment especially if that comment is obviously wrong

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