Samsung GT-i9300 photo leaks, leaves us wondering if this is the Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung GT-i9300 photo leaks, leaves us wondering if this is the Samsung Galaxy S III
Make of it what you will but we just got a photo claimed to be of the Samsung GT-i9300, and also to be the "real deal". While it looks convincing enough, dolled up in its Android Ice Cream Sandwich UI with a whiff of the usual TouchWiz overlay apps, we haven't figured out which phone is the GT-i9300 codename supposed to represent.

The GT-i9100 is the Samsung Galaxy S II, while GT-i9250 is the Galaxy Nexus. One would only expect the GT-i9300 to be the long-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III, but let's not forget the leaked UAP profile on Samsung's website, which listed it with 1024x600 pixels of resolution, and crushed all our hopes and dreams. Still, the UAP might have been just a placeholder, and Samsung subsequently took it down, so let's see what we have in the latest leak.

First off, the device certainly looks in line with the Galaxy S portfolio design heritage, but we have the Android ICS on-screen navigational key strip and seemingly buttonless front. On the software front, it is definitely TouchWiz-ed Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung's Music and Video Hubs, the S Memo, S Planner and S Suggest apps. The screen looks big, fitting with the rumored 4.6/4.7" size, especially when you consider the usual front buttons are now virtual.

The biggest surprise is the Samsung logo moved now underneath the display, which makes it a very different beast than the rest of the Galaxy line. Only US carrier models had the Samsung logo below the screen so far, like on the AT&T's Galaxy S II or the Galaxy S II Skyrocket, for example, and there is no carrier logo up top here.

What makes as a bit perplexed is that the screen is certainly not bezelless, or even with a thin bezel, so it's more than likely not the rumored Galaxy B. Still, there is also what looks to be a protective bumper or case around the sides (we wouldn't imagine this to be part of the phone's design), preventing the exploration of the handset in more details to draw further conclusions. 

Let's not forget that we also had a leaked photo from supposedly a Samsung GT-i9500 back in December, as well as a brief appearance of a GT-i9800 model, so this here might be a different than the SGS III, yet upcoming handset from the Galaxy line. What do you think about it?

Thanks for the tip!

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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. ncoder

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Argh :P

17. Usual

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 22, 2012


19. Usual

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 22, 2012


24. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I would agree,i don't quite think its the s3,it doesn't look as game changing as Samsung has proven between the galaxy s generations,its as you said more than likely the galaxy s2 advance/plus. The Galaxy s plus is a very good seller phone at around the 300 bucks price so if the galaxy s2 advance stays around this or slightly higher samsung would have a very very good selling 'mid level for 2012' phone. Definitely hope its not the s3 though as the design would not have changed much!

2. ncoder

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Strange there are some SPen apps there. Looks like a cheap and uglier Galaxy Note Mini. The bezel looks horrible, at least in this photo.

13. Tatperson

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Galaxy Note 4.6, anyone?

25. Daniel.P

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

The Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) that we previewed recently also had some S Pen apps present in TW over ICS, but no S Pen included, just for doodling with your finger...

26. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

oh well....

3. OmarF82

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Hate it let's hope this isn't it.

4. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

The white one was really beautiful, this is just boring! :)

5. sheepygalaxy

Posts: 68; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

can't see this as the s3 just doesnt look right

6. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

ugly design

7. radeon

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

its ugly !

8. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

We just might have witnessed the future... A future tagged as 'S3 the disappointment on 2012'

9. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

this is FUGLY

10. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

well if this is the SIII it will dissapoint matter how good it's insides are this will be a huge dissapointment...

11. Tatperson

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

This doesn't seem to excite me at all.

12. sheepygalaxy

Posts: 68; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

sammy will probably keep a similar desighn to the s2 as it sold by bucket load (and still is).look at htc and iphone they don't change much at all just the specs

14. noulne

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

This design is meaningless. The case is just used for the developer not a real design.

15. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Yeah, that's probably the S III.

16. noulne

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

One sammy guy told that picture contains security serial code. So the software design might be real.

18. WrussS

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

i hope very much that it's fake

20. Nbennie

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I'm pretty sure the sgs2 is GT-I9100 the model number for the nexus is correct GT-I9250

21. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

If this is SGS3, it will not be so depressing skipping a generation and waiting for the SGS4, as my contract expires then... Unfortunately, this "case" looks like it could be the ceramic body they talked about. And it looks so borring...

22. theindianguy

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

No freaking waaay that s**t is ugly.

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

that looks like a Vibrant/galaxyS1 without capacitive buttons. cheap photoshop.

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I'm typing this from my vibrant. that is most definitely a vibrant shell with some crap photoshop work. its an exact match. seriously why would this be made into news? do we have to look at every cheap rendition that someone cobbles together?

27. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

guys calm down, if you read the description it says it might have a cover, also the prototypes look uglier than the retail unit. also PA you think you can get some photos from your tipper? maybe a home screen? or a small video? I know is pushing your luck but its worth the try

28. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Stop giving yourself a thumbs up people

30. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

LOL, that's optimism!

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