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 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
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