Leaked press image hints Samsung Galaxy S III announcement May 22

Leaked press image hints Samsung Galaxy S III announcement May 22
There have been a lot of rumors and fake mockups concerning the Samsung Galaxy S III, and now a new image that has started floating around which may point to the end of all the speculation. If this one is a fake, it's one of the most detailed fakes we've ever seen. 

Is this the real Samsung Galaxy S III?

Is this the real Samsung Galaxy S III?

The new image looks to be a press image teasing a Samsung Unpacked event in London. If the details are to be believed, Samsung will be announcing the Samsung Galaxy S III on May 22nd at 6PM in London. A May would give a lot of lead-up to the rumored release window in July. This is all information that lines up with the last "final design" rumor image that we saw, although the phone itself looks a bit different in the new leak. 

The phone itself looks pretty nice, aside from completely masking Android 4.0 with TouchWiz of course. It looks very slim, with a big screen and small bezel. The home button has made a comeback, which either means Samsung thinks it has the upper hand in Apple's lawsuits, or that Apple won't mind now. The biggest difference between this image and the last one we saw is that this one looks to have capacitive buttons, not Ice Cream Sandwich on-screen function buttons, and there is a dedicated camera button on the side as well. 

The internals are still all rumored at this point, but no doubt it will have some impressive specs. What are the thoughts on this newest image? It certainly looks more believable than the last, but keeping capacitive buttons seems odd. 

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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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52 Comments

1. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

What it is gonna be like? As always, way better than the small fat iPhone. Looks great.

14. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Few things to note here: First, Weber Shandwick is a reputed PR firm. They have worked for Samsung in past (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weber_Shandwick). From what I read, they represent Samsung in Germany. The date -- 22nd May is around the same time when the torch relay will be held. I think it starts on May 20. Samsung is the major sponsor for this Olympics. Perfect time for Samsung to gain attention of the world!http://www.samsung.com/uk/london2012/ The photo looks like to have been taken from a screen/monitor. It shows those usual jaded lines. http://goo.gl/UeKHl There is some area in top-right where the "photo" seems to show black background. It's as if whoever took the photo covered more area and then deleted rest of the photo. This shows (http://i.imgur.com/6QpN4.jpg) dual speakers. If it's fake, somebody went through a lot of pain to actually do this. Normally all fakes are made too elegantly or just too good to be true. This on other hand looks "different". EDIT:http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/6089/editedfd.jpg

18. skaar18

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

is it somewhere i can hit a agree button?

27. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

35. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

They keep deleting my uploads: http://s14.postimage.org/crxnevn4x/Edited.jpg

46. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That looks like it could be the edge of the monitor...

30. DrewMonroe

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

you make me so excited about the phone. crossing my fingers it's real =)

38. Omfgwaffles

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Mhm looks a little bit too much like the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 (http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-GALAXY-S​-WiFi-4.2_id6968)...though you never know, guess we'll have to be patient

26. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

looks awesome but definately fake. no front speaker grill ?

33. Nathan

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I saw a higher resolution photo at Phonedog and the speaker grill is in the silver part.

36. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

okay. thanx a lot

2. audiblenarcotic

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I'm pretty happy with the way that the design looks from this shot. Seems like they are able to get a larger screen into the phone without added bulk to the whole body by slimming down the bezel. i've been hanging onto my HTC EVO for quite a while now, but this is surely going to be a must by on my list provided that the internal specs are up to par with what we all seem to think they will be.

3. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Now that is a sexy phone =)

4. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

omg good desing but ui quite similar

22. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

UI won't change. Unless OEMs quit covering up the stock ICS.

39. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Well, the good news is that ICS requires that the base UI stay installed at all times, so manufacturer UI's pretty much just sit on top of that. Hopefully that means they are easier to remove and more consistent with the updates.

5. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Looks awesome, if it packs the right hardware i'm definitely going to buy it.

6. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

On-screen buttons would have been much, much better than a simple home button. I do like the exterior of the phone, although I do wish the picture showed it in black/gray.

40. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

All of the european versions have had the large home button, so its a design consistency. I doubt the American versions will keep it as none of them have. Also, i get irritated at the notion that apple some how has a lock on a large center button. Samsung and others have been doing that since the ol flip phone days long before the iphone was a glimmer in Jobs eye.

7. SleepingOz unregistered

It looks like a photoshopped version of the new Galaxy Wifi 4.2.

9. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

That's exactly what it looks like.

10. 0o0blackstar0o0

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

OMG it is too! 4sure that's what it is !

17. skaar18

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weber_Shandwick look at clients. samsung is listed. the person how made this at least put some effort in to making it. it does not mean that this is real. but it gives some weight to the argument... By the way i think the phone on the picture looks like the wifi 4.2... but i really hope it is real

50. BuckeyeCadet86

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

There is no earpiece grill, on the Galaxy Wifi you don't need it, on a phone you do. This is a fake, a good fake, but a fake

8. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

i just hope it will dominant as much as iPhone 5 will :) people are very stupid, they buy iphone, blinded by apple :S

11. dawolf

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

why is the power button so low on the phone. not practical, probably fake.

31. DrewMonroe

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

that's the all new camera button. =)

45. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Are you talking about left image or right? If you look closely at the one on the left you can see the power button icon for at the top and a camera for the bottom. On the right image that large button on the left side looks like the volume. Thats what i think anyway. But I am getting this beast for sure.

12. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Great Android Phone! A must buy for hardcore fans :D

13. Devansh.cool2 unregistered

yeah man! I am getting this one for sure :)

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