Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 dummy leaks again, newer prototype sports a home button

Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 dummy leaks again, newer prototype sports a home button
A Chinese blog leaked what seems to be a newer version of the test mule Samsung uses to conceal the GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 true visual identity

The biggest difference with the unit that the Vietnamese from Tinhte leaked last week, seems to be the presence of a physical home key underneath the display. 

The button was supposedly placed there in the last minute by Samsung's design team, after a lot of internal struggles whether the phone should be with on-screen buttons only, as originally planned, or keep the Galaxy S line design heritage.

The button people seemingly won, and the prototype we are seeing in the latest leak indeed sports one rectangular thingy to push, that will eventually make it into the final design.



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28 Comments

1. nimo

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 11, 2010

looks exceptionally average. Hope its not the final design.

18. lonelyw

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

why people comment without reading the whole article. it says it is just a TESTING CASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

23. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol i know on so many sites people say i hope its not the final design even though it says in the article that its not the final design and for the past week we have known that any leaks are in a test case and not final design...seriously why comment if you have not read the article

21. 99n100

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Stupid picture! Stupid Post! Stupid Question! How could there be so many manual button in a phone? 4 plus 1 Logical? Why so easily fooled by the fool?

2. bruindog

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I think the screen looks perfect as far as quality goes however I feel like the bezel area between the button and the screen is a huge waste of space which could have been used for screen size. Take a look here. Oh well I'm still pulling for Sammy in this one! http://www.slashgear.com/next-galaxy-s-iii-dummy-photographed-24224571/

9. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I agree but mobile manufacturers normally place the antenna here which is why so much space is taken up.

13. nimo

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 11, 2010

You know what a DUMMY PHONE is right ?

26. bruindog

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I know what a dummy phone is. But they aren't going to move the placement of the screen and the button or else it would have to be a hardware change when the real device is manufactured. The only "dummy" part of the phone is the lack of a full user interface and the bad case it is in.

5. xenonn1

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Ugly phone,still hope its not the final model.

17. lonelyw

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

why people comment without reading the whole article. it says it is just a TESTING CASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I actually like it, but lets be honest - Apple are gonna be focusing heavy on the design, samsung needed to bring it best designed phone yet. this pic dont look like it, it still looks great but it wont compare to a new designed iphone. and thats from an android fan

7. pvnithin

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Just a quick photoshop work on the image to get its real screen pic. http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9788/gsmarena001copy.jpg

8. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Nice. Kind of looks like a GNex with a home button.

16. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

doubt is the real deal

10. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

Seriously guys: the TITLE reads "dummy prototype". Other then the button placement, this should bear no similarity to the final design.

11. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

usually a dummy phone, like the one pictured above, is the final design there buddy. There you have it. the next "big" thing LOL

24. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

samsung have not given final design to anyone not even the carriers to test it...we have known for the past few days that the s3 is in a test case...the above pic is not a dummy phone perse as dummy phones are non working phone,this is an actual working phone....wait and see on may 3rd that the pic above which you think is the final design will not be the final design...think about it do you think the s3 will have bigger bezels and be thicker than the s2.

12. keron

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

there's physical menu button....then why on screen menu key???it's totally nonsence & not the final design.......

14. aimaar

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

which ever way this goes im still getting my sgs3 or whatever they might end up calling it. lets face facts other manufacturers are doing great with their smart phones but when it come to top of the range, be it cheap plastic finish or whatever, sgs has a lot to offer and there's been no doubt about its top spot position. if this turns out to be the final design, its not bad at all after all the sgs2 is not mostly a pretty device. its the practicallity of its functions that matters.

15. wendygarett unregistered

Fake Fake Fake....

19. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Its a testing phone let's all remain calm okay.. Not the final design read the article

20. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Fugly

22. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Yep. Just like you.

25. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I really dislike the home button... If that's going on the final design, then no way I'll consider the phone despite what the phone is running on.

27. Walter.D.DROID

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

I'll just come back May 3.....

28. Brandoster

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

I realize this is not the final design, But please Samsung do Not Use On screen buttons.

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