Samsung Galaxy S III is likely not the GT-i9300

Samsung Galaxy S III is likely not the GT-i9300
Back in January, a Samsung device bearing the GT-i9300 model name was spotted online. Pretty much nothing was known about it back then, yet some were quick to conclude that the device in question was the mystical Samsung Galaxy S III. And they had a fair point: since the Samsung Galaxy S carried the GT-i9000 model number, the Galaxy S II was known as the GT-i9100, and the model name of the Galaxy Nexus was GT-i9250, the GT-i9300 being the Samsung Galaxy S III seemed logical.

However, a recent discovery appears to be in conflict with that theory. The User Agent Profile for the Samsung GT-i9300 shows that it has a display resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels, which is not what one would expect seeing on an upcoming flagship smartphone. After all, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which is arguably the best smartphone that Samsung currently has to offer, has an HD resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels.

One possible explanation could be that the display resolution stated in the document is just a placeholder. Besides, the GT-i9300 could simply be a different smartphone, while the Samsung Galaxy S III may have been reserved the GT-i9300 model name. Whatever the case may be, we hope to learn more during MWC 2012, which kicks off next week. In the meantime, feel free to make a guess in the comments below.

source: Samsung via Engadget

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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. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

whatever you may say but the galaxy s3 will rule each and every smartphone

2. avinashmunnu

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

yup... i agree with u... s3 will rule the market like s2

42. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Except the S2 doesn't rule the market. Then again, I'm biased to the Nexus.

3. Jericho unregistered

s2 didn't rule the smartphone market it was iphone 4. I dont like apple i love lg but a fact is a fact.

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

market is one thing , preformance is another ,just because iJobs can make your momma buy a product with no reason does not mean its good ...Samsung s2 >everything else in 2011

22. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Totally disagree. The Droid Razr is the best phone of 2011.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the iphone4 was nowhere near as good as the SGS2. it was a single core POS. If you mean the 4s, it still wasnt as good. What phone won international phone of the year for 2011? The i4s? Nope, it was handily beaten by the SGS2. Sales are not indicative of quality. The only category that the i4s beat the SGS2 in was in GPU power. Everything else was either a tie or a huge loss on the apple side. The exynos powered SGS2 is the over all best smartphone on the planet.

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow.. Apple beat the Galaxy SII in the most important category... sales... is hard for you being a geek and all but.. sales indicates is a product is successful or not.. keep al your test.. and all.. I doubt Samsung puts a product out to win all tests...

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

gallito, when the iphone competes against 30 other iOS models with different features, let me know. Until then total sales compared to all devices is a misnomer that only iTards hold on to for desperate hope as only iTards use a closed system that only gets 1 release a year. Even RIM puts out multiple variations every year (yea, its not helping them stop sucking right now though) Android sales are double iOS sales worldwide. Thats the sales number you should be concerned with, as thats the true number of the entire OS ecosystem. Eventually all these articles about "developers preferring apple over android" are going to turn into "developers chose android over apple since the ecosystem is 100x larger" But hey, you keep on touting that "biggest seller" moniker... if thats all you have to hold on to, you just keep on holdin on!!

41. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and you keep holding to all market share moniker when you know most of the Androids devices are either cr@p and only a few.. are worth even talking about... must be tough for you when the company you worship ( Samsung ) didn't even released and exynos device on your crappy carrier... and just like I don't understand your best spec.. crap.. you don't understand..sales figures..

45. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

tell em

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

samsung is kidding around , they said the galaxy nexus has only (480x800) but when it was released it had (1280x720) ,this is just a cover for a mega impressive resolution for the real i9300

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i had the same thought. Samsung is purposely keeping the resolution low so that you dont know for sure that its the SGS3. Keeps the rumor mill churning as people argue about it. :)

5. Jericho unregistered

s2 didn't rule the smartphone market it was iphone 4. I dont like apple i love lg but a fact is a fact.

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

iPhone 4 -that's so 2010...

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

The galaxy note runs this show.. lol .jp I wanna see the S3 tho

8. Jericho unregistered

Best mobile of 2011 optimus 4g if your talking about specs hence ''performence''. Best selling phone of 2011 is iphone. But i think your talking about the best challenger to the iphone. Which makes u a sour loser and also a supporter of the company who challenges apple.

9. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

u mad bro?

11. SleepingOz unregistered

Really? No 3.5mm headphones jack, no light sensor, no proximity sensor.. Hmm nahh, I don't think so.

20. baaam

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

This guy's Miz counterpart!! LOL!! LG is not a bad phone but not good as well!!

14. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011


15. zemariaabreusantos

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Have you ever thought that the reason they don't produce it 720p is vecause they don't want their flagship to have a pentitle display? Maybe they came up with a way to produce a rgb screen arrangement for a 1024x600 screen but they cant get pasdt that barrier. I just assime they don't wan't pentitle on the S3

16. zemariaabreusantos

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Sorry for the tipos I'm writing with my S2

17. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

s3 s3 s300 s3 s3

18. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

PA, do you even read an article before posting it? you most of engadget posts are BS, we do not need to read the same article here

24. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Then don't read engadget.

19. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I understand that out there is a ton of people that just don´t want to accept that the Galaxy S2 is simply one of the finest pieces of hardware out there since last year. Samsung have show to Apple that their brainwasher supremacy in the game is coming to and end. Phonearena insists that the Galaxy Nexus is a better handset than the GS2, but it is not as easy to say considering that the GS2 have a far better processor (Exynos) & memory expansion capability, apart to say that even if the GS2 doesn´t have Nexus resolution, Super Amoled Plus continues to be a beautiful screen. You can virtually do everything with your GS2, I can mod, tweek, root & even makes it resemble an Iphone if I want to. There is Tons of ROMS out there (over a hundred), so this means developers knows that there is potential on the handset. A year have passed since it was launch & today the GS2 continues to demonstrate the competition that it´s not easy to defeat the prime technology behind this beast. Just for example... Look how many handsets have hitted the market just to mention HTC, Motorola & Sony Ericcsson & all fall behind the Mighty GS2. With this I don´t meant to say that it´s undefeatable, but it´s simply a handset that many people loves to have & that right now at this moment it´s considered the best smartphone of all times. The GS2 is in the lead & this gives Samsung time to sit & scratch their balls to mastermind the sucessor to the GS2 because you like it or not, the GS2 is the gladiator out there standing still against not only Apple, but against ALL. The only website I have seen that spot the GS2 as third for best phone of the year 2011 was Phonearena (cmon guys, you know you did a mistake). all other websites mostly 95% gave the GS2 the title of 2011 Champion of the year. Techradar not only gave it a perfect score, but also shared an article of what they consider are the best 20 smartphones in the world right noe. Check Techradar impressions:

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I completely agree that the SGS2 i9100 (not the crapdragon enhanced american versions) is far superior to the Nexus in every respect other than screen resolution and ICS.. which its about to get. Maybe they are confused and comparing it with the fake SGS2 skyrocket/hercules instead of the real exynos infused SGS2.

26. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

That´s correct.... Who cares about LTE connectivity, please raise your hands.... Snapdragon is a piece of CRAP...!!!! So they spoiled the North American Version of the Galaxy Note as well.

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its a trend that i cant wait to see come to an end with the release of the next version of exynos. ugh..

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