Is this the final design of the Samsung Galaxy S III? (hint: probably not)

Is this the final design of the Samsung Galaxy S III? (hint: probably not)
Yes, ladies and gents, the Samsung Galaxy S III, in its very final form could look like this. A tipster sent us what looks like a press photo of the allegedly “final design” of the Galaxy S III. It may be it or it may not be it and here is why.

First, the Galaxy S III in the form we see on the right is a device with no physical buttons. That would be a departure from Samsung’s typical rectangular physical home key on both the original Galaxy S and its sequel, but it is possible given that Android Ice Cream Sandwich doesn’t require the physical keys.

Also, what’s said to be the Galaxy S III here shows a display extending to almost the whole length of the front panel, which could be seen as an indicator that it’s bigger, but of course it’s no hard proof.

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S III?

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S III?

Now, what’s interesting is that the phone’s display shows March 22nd - supposedly the announcement date. Here’s where it starts smelling fishy - suddenly the font is too big, and the notifications panel below is also too vague, as if it was all quickly put together in Photoshop. This tips the scales for us - the render probably fake, but we leave it up to you to weigh in on the image.

It's clear, though, that we all want the Samsung Galaxy S III to come sooner rather than later. Just yesterday, tech insider Eldar Murtazin dropped the rumor bomb by saying Samsung has finalized the product design and is bringing the SGS III with a ceramic finish.

It’s also obvious that Samsung wants to be better prepared for the launch this time. Last year, it launched the SGS II in April internationally, but stateside the handset arrived with a huge delay. Carriers only started getting it in mid-September, so there was not much time it was on sale and it’s still selling great. A look at the calendar of major events for 2012 reminds us that Samsung is one of the big sponsors for the Summer Olympics kicking off in late July. If we were to build our own conspiracy theory about the next Galaxy S, that would be an ideal coincidence for the launch, don’t you agree? 

Do you have other suggestions and how do you imagine the SGS III? Could this be it? Let us know in the comments below.

Thanks, anonymous!

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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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46 Comments

1. alex2872000

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

no it is galaxy note with galaxy nexus

46. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Its a photoshopped galaxy s2

3. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Galaxy S II, with software buttons!! its obvious fake ! you shouldn't post every sh!t you find!

17. MATOZ

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

I thought the same... (the last sentence) What a way to do NEWS!

25. Spariant

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

I think they should not post ANY s**t they find.

43. Phullofphil

Posts: 1732; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I don't get you knew from the title it's probably not it and most likely not it. Why do people like you go to this site and complain that they put timers up there. If they posted no rumors there really would not be much reason to have a pure phone site

4. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

Go sammy! XD

5. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

I hope it doesn't look like that...

6. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Hopefully I hope this what the next Epic 4g touch will look like w/LTE of course.I mean Sprint already announced the arrival of the Galaxy Nexus but I'll wait for this instead.

7. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Too thin! BLEH

10. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

have your used the razr the how thin it is its awesome if the sgs 3 is that with 4.8" screen with the spec's thats rumoured ill would stand in line for it

20. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yes I have and no, not awesome. Sorry you do not like my personal opinion.

8. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Faster CPU + LTE + super thin + Samsung = battery will be dead before the camera app can even start up.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

like normal, you dont know anything about what your talking about. dont you have a 3.5 inch screen to magnify so u can see it? :)

29. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2236; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Hm, I guess we should take apart some things here and analyze what you just said: 1. Faster CPU: Yes, it will be faster but also will be manufactured on a 32 nm or less node. Secondly, the Exynos that is rumored to come on the GSIII (or whatever name they use for the replacement for the GSII) is based on A15 architecture which is proving to be the most efficient and fastest architecture out there. 2. LTE: While LTE use to mean a battery drain, last year companies like Broadcom have introduced LTE SoC which means that no longer is it a separate chipset on the device that caused most of the inefficiency with it. 3. Super thin: Okay, now this just ignores basic math. We all know to find the volume of a rectangular device you multiply length x width x height (or depth). So while the device may be really thin (rumored to be about 7mm), it still has a larger height and width which gives it a lot of volume for a larger battery to be in it. We have seen devices like the Droid Razr fit larger batteries in thin profiles. Also considering the fact that the hardware components (the camera sensor, the processor, and any other chips on it) on these devices are becoming smaller and smaller, that leaves more and more room for a battery. 4. Samsung: I don't know what the whole hate is with Samsung considering they are the go-to manufacturer for Apple. Taking that into account, they have to be pretty darn good at what they do.

39. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

you are retarded as f**k. the more cores a phone has, or the smaller the die is the better it is on the battery because the CPU will not heat up as fast.

9. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

looks like the SGSII.. but i doubt thats the new one.. and most likely it will still be as plasticky and the rest of samsungs..

22. SleepingOz unregistered

Yet more powerful than any other smartphones! and this makes you mad obviously.

47. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

in real life, they make no or a tad at best difference.

11. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

aYou're right, s3 might have a faster cpu+ LTE + super thin. But in terms of battery, i think samsung might have done big changes in battery life. Maybe you haven' t read an article that samsung is doing some tweaks to improve its battery life and might be found in galaxy s3 as its one of its major features.

12. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

This look sooo weird, i hope this isn't Galaxy 3.

13. Gothbeard

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

It's fake because TouchWiz for ICS looks just the same as TouchWiz for GB (well done Sammy) and so those blue status bar icons are wrong.

14. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

ugly phone and no way that is the flagship from Samsung.. I refuse to think it is.. but they do tend to follow Apple ways of doing. so who knows...

18. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Samsung it's not like iPhone , Samsung don't make crap twice like iphone did

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well they do make the iphone and what would you say if this is the "SGSIII" dont speak about a company that you have no business you dont know crap about their future releases. and for your information look at the Galaxy Tab 2. is crap and worse the the 1st one. but of course you have no comment on that.

30. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Looka hea chicken head don't get mad cause I'm telling the Truth , I guess you can't handle the truth pobresito gallito quiere llorar jajajajajaja

32. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

is not even like that...I do cry but not for your words.. please how old are you.. this forum is entertaining.. you think I cry because some one made a dumb comments.. because then I will cry all day around here... truth .. prove it.. show me proof then...

36. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

if it's with "i" it's crap i'll never give them double the money that i will give for phone that is twice as better(S3). not even mentioning that if you want to develop "isoftware " you'll need about $5000 which is really crap, don't care about how many sheep there are out there ready to give to icrap their hard earned money they are just lets say people that like simple things for dummies and are brainwashed by other i6eep

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

that is a cheezy fan render. It looks like a note with ICS overlays.

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