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.

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 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



49. sajithm

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 28, 2011 - Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications

48. Cydia9000

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I just made an account to tell you people that you are stupid. This is a galaxy S2 with a screenshot from any ICS phone mixed with a mockup Touchwiz UI at the bottom. This is a pathetic effort, and the fact that its getting on phone websites is f**king stupid.

45. hkn101

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

if that is sg3, then it would be ugly!!

44. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Anyone know what time teh Samsung Event will start on 15 March?

42. X-MEN

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

go samsung apple is just your customer...

38. mckooter

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

This is just an Infuse 4g photoshopped, source image here:​/samsung-infuse4g-att-main-lg.jpg (edit i cant post links, add the appropriate)

37. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I don't want to see a a fake GS III. I'll wait till the final PRODUCT IS DONE.

35. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

this phone looks ugly and it's not s3 lets leave the designs of S2 and nexus separate

33. pedobear

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Dear Samsung; before you release the galaxy s3, I want you to know that big asses that stick out belong on women, not phones. Sincerely, Pedobear.

40. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Not even that belongs on women. Big asses don't belong anything; they're just...disgusting.

41. pedobear

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

true, but I find it better looking on a women than on a phone.

31. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

All i got out of this is 3/22 announcement date... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE TRUE!!!!

28. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

i hope it is not SGS3 because it is really ugly...I am really interested in what will motorola have to ofter in quad core segment...

24. Dujai R.

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 12, 2009

But If You Look Closely, LeBron Traveled.................

23. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

first off this is not the phone and it is ugly. So everyone clam down. Compare that image to an iphone 4s and I would choose the iPhones design over it. Sammy would have been more creative in the design. Get real people

21. qerim

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

it is not galaxy s3.but yeah it looks nice

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

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

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.

12. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

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.

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.

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.

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