Is this the Samsung Galaxy S III?

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S III?
The Samsung Galaxy S III is shrouded with a cloud of mystery thanks to Samsung taking security extremely seriously, but this time the Galaxy S III might have finally leaked out. Vietnam’s Tinhte known for magically getting early access to the industry’s most wanted devices, is on it again with what looks like the S III. 

Now, to be perfectly exact the handset you’re looking at is the Samsung GT-I9300, as the model number testifies. We’ve seen leaks of such a device numerous times, but previously it was rumored to have a non-HD screen, something that made us doubt whether it’s the Galaxy S III. Now, the technical details obtained by the Vietnamese tech blog paint a different picture. 

Here are the spec highlights of the upcoming device:

There’s obviously a front-facing camera as well, but there are no details about the actual resolution. So obviously, this fits the Galaxy S III image everyone expects well. 

Now, while we're convinced by the leaked specifications, we have a hard time believing that we're looking at the final design of the S III. We've been hearing that Samsung is using custom boxes to mask the S III, and Tinhte confirms that this is the case with what you see below as well. Our guess is that the handset will have different looks when it gets official, possibly matching what's inside the shell here.

Finally, the most solid argument about this leak is a video of the handset in action. You can check it out below, but in either case it’s two more weeks until Samsung confirms or denies this all officially. You can however let us know now whether you think that’s the Galaxy S III and how do you like it.

source: Tinhte via Engadget

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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. Mark.J.Linskiy unregistered

Looks a bit thick, but I'm sure the official one won't disappoint anyone in looks. Great specs, will be a very nice phone for sure!

2. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

i hope it is fake :P

6. santaclaus

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

it is real. the design is same as what has been leaked. so nothing special. looks like the camera module is same as the one on Galaxy S2 (same size for the lens).

48. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

The design of Galaxy S2 is good. I would'nt mind if S3 has the same design. But if they use cheap plastic instead of Ceramic Glass I will never touch Samsung ever again

7. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Yea me too, i'm also a little bit disappointed with the specs.. :(

13. xenonn1

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

YEAH,THATS IT,i buy One X. Stupid samsung.I wanted 100% to buy s3..why sammy,why???

25. wendygarett unregistered


20. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

If its so, its a huge relief. I wish to hell it is the Galaxy M. If not, yeah HTC One X. But Im sure Samsung wont disappoint us..

21. wendygarett unregistered



Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

Please Samsung this can't Be true no no no this is a big Let down specs are outdated....

3. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Here's the video with English subtitles:

4. Victor.H

Posts: 1079; Member since: May 27, 2011

Thanks, we have the same subtitled video embedded!

66. tharag

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

victor earlier there were reports of physical home button like that of s2 so how can it be s3 which is also due for home button according to your reports

5. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Great specs... hoping for better looks... still love sense over the touchwiz but battery life will be a big factor for my choice.


Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

it looks cool but i heard that there is also a galaxy M with the same screen design oh well i guess we just have to wait further but i have to admit galaxy s III is in a hyped at this very moment,

9. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I hope Samsung change the design because this one looks so boring and generic, no design flair whatsoever.

51. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

dont worry even if this is the s3(i dont think it is) that is just a generic case for people to test so the final design is not honestly think the s3 will be thicker than the s2.

10. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

This is the closet to being legit leak I have seen. Disappointed with touchwiz, still to gingerbread-ish - not overly impressed with the design.

23. wendygarett unregistered


11. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

summing up all the ugly rumoured designs, I think the s3 isn't gonna look anything extraordinary.

12. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

It's a real GT9300, but I think it's not Galaxy S3. In the video he said that it's only the developer version, that's why the design and the camera are quite the same as S2. But the things we know for sure are Mali400 GPU (disapointed, the same as... Allwinner A10) and the 720p SA (Plus?) screen. Or maybe it's the Galaxy M.

14. azri05 unregistered

this is just prototype..

15. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

For all the people hoping it is the Galaxy M, the M line is the middle range phone. 720p and a quad for middle range is crazy.

16. azri05 unregistered

well if sammy's middle range is a quad-core, their high-end is beyond imagination. lol just joking

22. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

There is no way. The cost of the phone will be too high. This phone cost more then the one x and the carrier will not be able to keep the cost of the phone below 300 dollar on a contact

17. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

mali 400 is guite disapointing, same as SGSII...i have no doubt that it is greap GPU but it is a year old and it will be surpased very soon if it isn't allready...i expected more from SGSIII tbh...not impresed at all

75. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

On the smartphone Android world Mali400 is still the best GPU. Actually, only a couple Android tablets can surpass it.

18. Daca01

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

This SGS III shown in video is one of other to come on May 3rd,and the best one it's sealed in box with better features among others.

19. sportsinger75

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Looks pretty accurate, and this is probably it, or close to it. Though it's looks don't appeal to me and I'm not a fan of TouchWiz on ICS. It looked ok on Gingerbread, but I'd prefer Sense 4 any day before this.

24. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

mali 400 ??? WTF !!! this (i hope not real s3) preview push many steps closer to the htc one x... perhaps sasmung make a lot of money this year and they dont need more...

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