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?

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48 Comments

48. mybow01

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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47. wendygarett unregistered

look carefully... It has the ceramic case behind the phone... most probably the gs3...

46. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

A date was announced for.....some sort of Samsung device in London. March 30. Not sure if it's anything.

43. Edouardo_26

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 24, 2012

OMG finally 2ghz, samsung i can't wait !http://twitpic.com/90lcwz

44. LahiruRD

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 24, 2012

omg 2GHz Quad Core

45. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Is that meant to be a joke? Lol do you actually expect people to believe that?

42. moneyrockers

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

if this is the galaxy s3, then i won't purchase it.

41. freedomispopular

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I was wondering when we'd start seeing more devices without the hardware buttons.

40. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

All of these leaks are bogus. Want us to believe this is the S3? 1. Flip it over and show us the back logo and camera bezel 2. Show us Task Manager > RAM & Task Manager > Storage 3. Show us the boot-up screen

39. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I hope it's not the real one... From the front view, it looks like a more rectangular-ish iPhone 2G/3G/3Gs with ICS installed...

38. alexy777nfs

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

The true thing is that in this photo samsung galaxy s iii has a edge bumper or something. But if you look closer you'll see the light reflected on different materials not the same and if you aren't convinced look at the black space between the glass and the edge. on the bottom is smaller than on the top you can see that the space is bigger and that means that this samsung galaxy s iii has a bumper or someting around it

37. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

From what I hear. It is legit.....but it's a variant. Just like the last one each carrier is gonna get something close to one another

36. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

I wouldn't worry this isn't the Galaxy S3 that's for sure...

35. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Sorry but I like it! I know it's not groundbreaking but it looks very nice, though it's very reminiscent of Samsung Galaxy S i9000.

34. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Hate to say, But it's not pretty at all It's just another stereotype

32. alekso9

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

And this is just my opinion guys...if this is the SG3, then I wouldnt be very excited. Kinda looks boring...just my opinion.

31. thebikerboi2

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Man that one FUGLY ass phone, definitely no the S3

29. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Nah, smells like a 3 days old fish, clearly a cheap fake.

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!

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

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?

22. theindianguy

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

No freaking waaay that s**t is ugly.

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...

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

18. WrussS

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

i hope very much that it's fake

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.

15. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Yeah, that's probably the S III.

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.

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