Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S III lends credence to speculation about a 4.8 inch display

Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S III lends credence to speculation about a 4.8 inch display
On the day before Samsung is expected to introduce the Samsung Galaxy S III, a screen protector made specifically for the device in Korea was obtained by UnWire.HK. The "Ultimate Screen Guard" is laser cut and can give us a clue as to what the size and shape of the display will be on the Samsung Galaxy S III.

UnWire.HK placed the protector over the top of the 4.3 inch screen on the Samsung Galaxy S II and while the width was a perfect match, the screen protector for the Galaxy S III was a bit too big. When the protector was placed over the 4.65 inch screen of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, it was still a bit too big which seems to confirm the rumored 4.8 inch display for the highly anticipated device.

Remember when the 4.3 inch HTC HD2 was considered to be massive? Now a 4 inch screen seems to be the smallest that many will accept. If the Samsung Galaxy S III does have a 4.8 inch screen, it fits perfectly halfway between the previous model and the 5.3 inch display on the Samsung GALAXY Note.

source: UnWire.HK (translated), PocketDroid via Phandroid



1. wendygarett unregistered

tell me anything that i dont know.....

3. wendygarett unregistered

After i look at the hole of the screen protector... i can imagine what shape of home button would be...

9. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

The Home Button look great though... SGS3 is gonna be Massive...

19. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

But I don't like massive phones! It should be no bigger than 4.5!

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

just because the screen is bigger doesnt mean that the phone is bigger. bezels are being reduced. you get more screen out of the same size phone.

33. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I am quite aware, but it makes it harder to do things with one hand with that large of a screen. I say a larger screen is always helpful, just not one that big (for the average-sized person)

16. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

more like the Galaxy W's home button.

32. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Im thinking. a Triangle!!!

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S 3 will launch in Blue and White?

2. OHscrewTHIS

Posts: 2; Member since: May 02, 2012

sgs3 will be such a let down. How could the crapdragons compete with the like of the IPHONE with A6 and powerVR gpu???

6. bruindog

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I feel the exact same way. Just have to hope it comes over clocked and is able to beat the IPhone 5 just like the NOTE beat the 4S. I'm very disappointed and I will probably get this phone due to a lack of options. However if the RAZR HD or w.e. it is called now days is better I will go with that. Hopefully the Google/Moto duo has something up their sleeve.

7. wendygarett unregistered

Lack of option? NEVER!!! Thats the beauty of the android phone --- Choices!!!

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

before you get your panties in a bunch about a rumor, wait till tomorrow for its official announcement.. we are only 24 hrs away.

4. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011


5. taklak

Posts: 1; Member since: May 02, 2012

That isn't a Galaxy Nexus the screen protector is laid on? Has Samsung logo and a physical button.

12. Alan01

Posts: 627; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Yes, you are correct. Thanks for the heads up and we have changed the caption. Alan F.

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it doesnt look "that much" bigger than the 4.3 SGS2. Any chance of finding a pic of it on the Hercules or sprint SGS2? It could be a well made cut out fake of one of their screen protectors. Wouldnt be so hard to exacto knife out a home button.

8. OmarF82

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

I don't know that Sprotector suggest me little to no bezel at all. Hummmm.... wondering what the final design will be. I still have hope on Sammy... Please don't let me down... ;)

10. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

As if the screen protector guys would know what the SGS3 looks like. I call fake.

13. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

TouchWiz 4.0? Pass. is this different from the S2 again apart from the crappy design and processor? Samsung just pulled an Apple.

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ICS, newer high rez screen... double the horsepower, more ram, NFC, , newer better TW4/5, more of everything. how is it the same as the S2 exacctly?

27. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol I know it's like what more did they expect in a 2012 phone...

29. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

ICS is already on the S2, and more RAM...don't think so. Galaxy S2 HD LTE already has NFC and TW4 is already on the S2.

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

there has been a new version of touchwiz with every major launch. no reason to think that would stop now... TW5 inbound. most reports say more ram. Im going to hold hope for more, regardless of how negative you are. SGS2 HD LTE is 1 version of the SGS2. Most versions DO NOT HAVE working NFC, especially in america. Correct me if im wrong, but none of them have working NFC in america. why be so negative. good lord. if your not interested in the SGS3, why troll the site trying to bring down people? geesh.

14. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Its prob a good representation of what the screen size and shape will be. Can't wait to find out the rest tomorrow!!

15. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

some of you are so dumb, its not even been officially announced and you already hating ? What exactly are you expecting from a mobile phone?

17. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Something actually new and not another crappy design and an updated CPU (Not even GPU) and the same so un realistic AMOLED screen found on the Galaxy S2 HD LTE? Motorola Atrix -> Motorola Razr HTC Sensation -> HTC One X Xperia Arc -> Xperia S Look at how flagships have much more cons than their predecessors.

18. NowItsAParty

Posts: 3; Member since: May 02, 2012

Why not just get an unlocked GSM version and be done with it? That's what I'm going to do. I don't care about LTE!

20. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

it may just be too big.

22. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Brilliant idea to use a screen protector to compare. If it's really 4.8 screen, they went over that 4.5 ideal size, I'm sorry but not everybody has Shaquille O'Neal hands.

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