Samsung has tighest security in its history with the Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung has tighest security in its history with the Samsung Galaxy S III
According to The Verge, photographs published in Gizmodo Brasil, allegedly of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III, are not the eagerly awaited follow-up to what is called the best Android handset ever produced. Samsung's security for this device is at levels never seen before just before a new product launch. The Korean based manufacturer has been putting the innards of the new model inside a generic test box so that employees of  Samsung can take the phone out in public for real-time testing. This prevents Samsung executives from finding photos of the unit on the internet the next day along with speculative rumors. According to one Verge tipster, the device pictured on Gizmodo Brasil is that of this generic test box and is "Not even close to the final design. No leaks of the final design have been accurate."

As amazing as this sounds, with Samsung tightening up security for the Samsung Galaxy S III, insiders can't even confirm that the sequel to the Galaxy S II will even be called the Galaxy S III. On the invitations for the May 3rd event at which the long awaited device is expected to be introduced, Samsung calls the handset the "next Galaxy".

Back last month, the Samsung GT-i9300 leaked and it was thought that perhaps this was the long awaited Samsung Galaxy S III. But that turned out to be incorrect as the model number pointed to the Samsung Galaxy M, a mid-range device due to launch next month. Some of this device's features include tracking of the user's eyes to make sure that someone is viewing the screen, and can help work an automatic accelerometer that can determine if you are viewing your phone in portrait or landscape mode. The Samsung Galaxy M also is expected to offer biometric monitoring of things like your heart rate. The latter seems to rise whenever you see a picture of what is labeled the Samsung Galaxy S III.

source: GizmodoBrazil (translated) via TheVerge


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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)

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57 Comments

1. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This phone will be all over my dreams tonight!

14. santaclaus

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

not so keen on samsung's products. i will just take it as ordinary phone announcement event ;)

15. thelegend6657 unregistered

Me too I will take the OneX over s3(if I buying android ) as I am also less keen on samsung's product . Some annoying Samsung fanboys thumbed you down

36. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

It's not about fanboyism, it's about your logic(or lack thereof). Can you honestly provide any cases whereby any of the major non-Apple mobile companies consistently show any difference in any aspect of their products that will impact you as a user, that isn't a simple phone-by-phone variation? Illogiccal people like you who blindly follow brand names or proudly decide as a fact on things unknown are the type that users of tech-focused sites hate, and hence the thumb-downs. Disliking others' comments is our "personal preference" too. You try to argue for personal reference by arguing against it?

41. thelegend6657 unregistered

I find sense ui More beautiful than touchwiz Infact touchwiz looks so ugly I rather have stock ICS

52. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

you have been being quite a d-bag recently. is everything okay ?

19. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

people shouldnt dislike ur comment, it is personal prefence after all

2. albdatman

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 07, 2012

JUST wait for the dam phone to come out already..smh

26. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

+1 for the profile pic

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

note 2?

28. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

more like the mid-range Galaxy M

4. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Lol samsuck fan

49. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

lol reused comment

50. SleepingOz unregistered

"11. eaxvac posted on 8 hours ago Another lame fanboy" You said it all.

5. kznjbee

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Wow! Sammy is now on the verge of the igalaxy coz only Apple is known for such security. Just hope they dont give it a stupid name like "the brand new galaxy"

6. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Wow all this trolling by samsung is pretty annoying! I mean you'd think that atleast 1 of the so far leaked images are the real deal. Guess they want it to be like the iphone, all rumors wrong and surprising sales from day 1

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm pretty stoked about this announcement! xD

48. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lol okay. xD

55. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

lmao I know what's with all the thumbs down for that?

8. 0o0blackstar0o0 unregistered

Who has a camera this low res these days ? The photos are bury... makes me think this whole story is made up.

25. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

The pictures were taken by an iPad 2, as the reflection on the phone of the first photo suggests.

9. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

WOW SAMMY ! impressing us everyday ! haha, i hope these pics are fake :D

27. wendygarett unregistered

FAKE!!! YOU HEAR ME!!! FAKE!!!

35. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

Fake.

10. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Hmm from what I've gleaned from the Web, this S3 will only be an upgrade like the i4S-nothing ground breaking. Hope its not a skinny plastic device without a micro SD expansion card-just 32GB fixed.

11. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

stupid comment by a moron

34. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

True!

39. idanielx

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

No such thing as stupid comments only stupid people*

12. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Lets get things clear; Samsung said at the end of last year, 2012 will be its year to establish itself as the number 1 mobile phone company. Samsung made record profit in 2011 due to the S2. The competition is as fierce as ever, samsung knows if it gives people somthing special surround by "iphone" type marketing it can take the market. I truly believe samsung will deliver the following; Quad Core 4.7 Super AMOLED HD 1080p RGB 1.5 RAM. 2000 mAh Battery Ceramic casin Wireless Charging I believe the screen will take up the whole of the front of the phone. 16gb and 32gb models with micro SD Slot. As thin as the galaxy nexus. 8 MP and 2MP cams 1080p video recording (same function as one x )

24. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

really now...forget about 1080p screen and wireless charging or you'll be disappointed for sure when it comes out.

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