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 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
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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57 Comments

57. MYTHiKAL unregistered

The Galazy NOTE or something like it needs to come to VERIZON - ASAP...

56. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

"trolling" no longer have a consistent definition? used in too many disparate connotations? nuances lost? I no longer can tell what it really means.

47. imkyle

Posts: 1117; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I'm happy there is no information of official pictures yet. I love being surprised. :)

46. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

its starts............ lol its funny that they can post up random pics and rumors about this phone and yall go CRAZY WILD like teenage girls...lol every article about it they show a different prototype with "supposed" specs... and its an auto-drool lol just wait for the phone to come out! we all stand behind android's innovation which means not only this phone but other phones will be prepared with top notch technology. why are yall worshipping this phone... totally unlike android fans... its an awkward feeling to witness android fans transform into "samsheep"

54. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Am I mistaken to think the Samsung marketing guy moved over to Apple shortly before Samsung went nutso with their ad campaigns? I can't argue against its effectiveness just as I can't vouch for people's taste. disappointing how we directly or indirectly worship money. we're not as monotheist as we want to believe. or, perhaps, we're not transforming from a religious society to a secular one but instead to a pagan god of capitalism. i need to lay off the socio-political stuff. i'm giving myself an ulcer.

43. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

am i the only one that saw that picture and went "uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugly". lol. it reminds me of a Behold beaten with the ugly stick.

44. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

it seems like the phone is in a case of some sort,i actually think if it was with out the boxy case,the phone looks rather nice to me

45. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Lol i agree.

32. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

This thing is going to be a true monster, samsung for the love of god please do not fail me, then again your not apple, so you can't exactly disappoint millions of people.

37. wendygarett unregistered

unfortunately it acts like apple :D

29. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

What's going on, to many rumors.....

22. wendygarett unregistered

Touchwiz is a MUST!!! it looks like my favourite ios :)

18. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Why Samsung is doing that same as apple ? Next step is to lose the S III in a bar ?

21. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

"Why Samsung is doing that same as apple" Do you really have to ask this? Apples marketing is extremely successful and its already working for samsung. stupid question really mate.

23. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Apple was successful when they are alone. Samsung owners are not stupid a you are

31. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

herp derp

17. xenonn1

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Whatt?2000mAh? In one day its done.I want to see some -16-32-64gb with microSD -at least 2500mAh -1080p video recording at 60fps 1.5 RAM /2 GB RAM. 1.5ghz quad core /1.8 ghz. Its 2012 not 2010.

20. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Theres no point in making the phone huge just so it can have a big battery. The idea is to improve on the technology that consumes most of the batteries powers, mainly the screen. If you have seen recent reports, the new quad core processor from samsung consumes less battery power, samsungs new screen tech designed for the s3 consumes less power. The rest is down to sofwoftware. with these improvements I think 2000mAH should give you a solid day of heavy usage. Maybe a 1.5-2 days of light usage.

53. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

With that type of screen and with that high clock quad core processor, 2000mAh will not even give a full day of light usage. It'll need at least 4.0Ah. Better 5.0Ah. The Galaxy Note already has 2.5Ah for a 1280×800 WXGA screen. Software hasn't been redesigned. OLED screens don't improve battery life if all apps still use white backgrounds. Since anteaters and pink panthers are no match, I say be safe with 7.0Ah like the iPad. Phones today don't last through a full day. Such a tiny battery on such an otherwise high specification device would be shortsighted. No, it's better to make the phone slightly thicker that pursue further thinness.

30. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

Me 2....

16. rupontis

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

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13. sandorfh

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I hope this doesn't turn into an overhyped product the way other manufacturers like to do!

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.

33. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I think 1080p will happen, the wireless charging is a stretch tho

38. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

The wireless charging is possible.. it's been done before. But I don't know about the 1080p display..

40. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol you challenging me? you want a piece of me? you realise I am an ant eater ? come at me bro

42. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Calm down bro, don't forget that i'm a pink panther. And I want two pieces of you please.. :p

51. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

WTH?! Well, I'm the freakin' giant robot planet. 1080p? Not good enough. Give me WUXGA or WQXGA or WHUXGA! 1½GB RAM? Not good enough. Give me 2GB or 4GB! If memory is 64bit addressable give me 8GB. 2000mAh battery? I laugh. Not good enough. Give me 10.0Ah or 15.0Ah! Wireless induction charging is nice but I still want a swappable battery. 16GB onboard storage option? Don't bother. 32GB is bad enough. Try 64GB and for the microSD card it better be microSDXC with included class 10 card. Camera needs 12800 ISO plus Lytra and DxO tech. Ceramic casings aren't proven. To me, they're a gimmick because the design could easily still be susceptible to shocks from edge impacts. While durability is extremely valuable to me, I'd sooner have it be waterproof simply because that'd be more achievable realistically and a better investment. #GalaxyNoteBeam

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.

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