Samsung Galaxy S III first press image appears, announcement set for May 22nd?
posted by Victor H. / Apr 05, 2012, 1:28 AM
The Samsung Galaxy S III, undoubtedly the most anticipated Anrdoid handset for 2012, will get officially announced on May 22nd, if we are to trust this very realistic invitation to a press event in London. The flyer looks very small and realistic, but previously we've seen some pretty good mockups too, so we'd definitely take this with a grain of salt. The press image surfaced on Korean website Daum hours ago.
“Samsung Galaxy S III, New Generation Coming, May 22nd, London, United Kingdom.” We should also remember that London is where the Summer Olympics will be held this year, and this looks like one of the reasons why Samsung picked the UK for the unveiling.The press invitation teases:
“Fast. Vivid. Slim,” Samsung summarizes about the upcoming Galaxy S III. Nearly half of the handset appears on the right side of the invitation flyer, and it’s got some weird curves and shapes, looking very different than its rectangular right shaped predecessor, the S II. The handset also has a strange carving on the side, and we have no idea whether it has any other function than to please the eye and puzzle the press.
It’s obviously hard to judge about the actual dimensions, but it seems that the screen is comparatively narrow. Just yesterday, we heard Korean sources point out they expect a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD display, the first RGB (non-pentile) HD AMOLED screen ot there. Now, this rumor ups the estimate to 4.8-inches, so we're not yet sure what the actual size will be, but the HD resolution seems like a lock.
Interestingly, the Korean publication Daum suggests there will be two S III models - one with LTE connectivity (the Samsung Galaxy S III LTE for markets like the US, obviously) and a "3G" version for the rest of the world where LTE is not yet present (possibly, Galaxy S III 3G). Now, it also cautions us that the LTE version might take longer to make it to shelves, and could arrive sometime in July.
The Galaxy S III is expected to feature a quad-core processor, and if it manages to fit in the tight plans, the 32nm Samsung Exynos 4412.
How do you like what you see? And how credible you think it is?
- 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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its an honor to say first!
posted on Apr 05, 2012, 1:30 AM 10
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... well well. Samsung did say they wanted to create a phone that "defined our era".... They may well have just done that.
posted on Apr 05, 2012, 3:45 AM 8
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Another fake, unfortunately. As someone else pointed out, the "Galaxy SIII" writing looks photoshoped: the third I seems to be added artificially next to the first two. If you look carefully, they are not evenly separated, which means is was added later to the "Galaxy S II". Something like that will never be released in an official Samsung statement. "take this with a grain of salt."? No... take it with a lot!
posted on Apr 05, 2012, 7:11 AM 2
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Oooo! that looks damn smexy! if this comes to Verizon i might be trading up a certain Razr of mine... o:
posted on Apr 05, 2012, 1:31 AM 26
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I am skipping the Samsung Galaxy S III, what I REALLY want is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. That is going to be Samsung's real monster, just like the Samsung Galaxy Note killed the Samsung Galaxy S II. Bigger Super AMOLED+ 720p HD screen for me please!
posted on Apr 05, 2012, 7:31 AM 6
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I consider it a phone because you can make calls on it though a mobile carrier, not through Skype or something similar. To me the Samsung Galaxy S III will set the president to how insane the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be. To me the best phone Samsung has right now spec wise is the Samsung Galaxy Note. That is some beast of a phone. Imagine if they put an A15 Exynos quad-core inside the Galaxy Note 2 with a sweet 2GB of RAM. They could because they Note 2 would be so much bigger, thus more room to tinker with!
posted on Apr 05, 2012, 8:45 AM 6
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...why does it look like a smoother Nokia C7? Not a bad thing (I own a C7) but it looks uninspired
posted on Apr 05, 2012, 8:54 AM 1
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I'm buying this phone the first day it comes out if it comes to Verizon. I love my Galaxy Nexus, but I just have to have this phone! lol
posted on Apr 05, 2012, 1:43 AM 10
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I pray to jeebus that this comes to Verizon. PLEASE DONT SCREW THIS ONE UP VERIZON. The Droid branding just isn't cutting it much any more. I just can't keep waiting for Verizon to get their act together and put out a good Quad-Core 4g phone. Might try to find one of these bad boys unlocked if its not like a billion dollars (which it probably will be)
posted on Apr 05, 2012, 2:36 AM 4
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And let the nerdgasms begin On another Note, no pun intended, Sammy has done quite a good job IF this is the actual phone as far as looks are concerned.
posted on Apr 05, 2012, 1:43 AM 13
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If this is the real form factor of Galaxy S III then I am delaying my trip to dark side AKA certain fruit ;)
posted on Apr 05, 2012, 1:47 AM 13
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the 'dark side' connotation is too cool for that company. Prefer the 'wool side'
posted on Apr 05, 2012, 4:58 AM 10
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i can't see the entire phone but this part of it looks damn good
posted on Apr 05, 2012, 1:47 AM 11
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