Verizon paints the Galaxy S III as Nexus, places its logo up front in latest promo

Verizon paints the Galaxy S III as Nexus, places its logo up front in latest promo
The launch of the Verizon Galaxy S III has been delayed over and over again, and while you’re waiting for the phone Verizon put up a neat little promo video about the SGS III. After all, it’s the most anticipated Android device of the year, right? No way, you could mistake it for say... a Galaxy Nexus, right? 

Wrong. This latest promo paints picture of the SGS III with on-screen function keys just like those on the Nexus, but problem is that the SGS III already has a set of one physical and two capacitive keys for navigating your way around. Not a huge deal and reading that disclaimer at the beginning of the video saying that screen images are simulated might help clear the confusion, but Verizon could definitely do a better job of portraying the Galaxy S III correctly.

Also, weirdly enough, while we all expect the SGS III to launch across carriers with no operator logos on the front, this here promo unit has the Verizon branding right above the only physical button. Has something changed in the last minute, or is this just another instance of Big Red using its poetic license in this video? Pause it below at around the seventeenth second to take a look.

source: Verizon Wireless

Thanks, KingKurogiii!

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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. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

All Hail Kurogiiii.... ^_^

2. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Here here! Hmmm Verizon doing it's craziness again, can't they just leave the damn phones alone?

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lol +1 anytime for a fan. xD

3. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Ah, Verizon... you nickle & diming meddler; if not for my grandfathered unlimited plan you'd already be a fading memory.

10. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Literally, Verizon is and will rake you a new one. I am loyal to Verizon for nearly 14 yrs, having family plan 3-smartphone and 2 basic phone with monthly bill of $242 after discount. My two phones contract expired for over a year now because I'm waiting for better device to come out. Unfortunately, Verizon come out a brilliant ideas to screw its customer on new Share data-1smartphone and 1GB that cost you $90 and getting rid of a Widget, Android's unique feature that people loved. I will drop my phone from their network one at a time because i do not care how reliable network is. Verizon is never exist without you and me. I probably pay less with difference carrier. Thanks for the service Verizon.

13. Phullofphil

Posts: 1843; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I agree i have been on a family plan with my dad for awhile now. I am in my unlimited grandfathered plan. I just so happend to use my dads upgrade to get the samsung galaxy s 3 but mine is out of contract and i can go anywhere. I am going to stay with verizon untill the day comes they make me get off my unlimited. i almost never use 5gb a month and somtimes maybe 2gb. but the fact is the monthes i do go over my alowence i will have to pay way to much extra to use my phone and its for work and play. Not only that my unlimited plan is 30 dollars a month for up to atliest 5 0r 6 gb a month befor they threaten to slow me down( wich is illigeal because i pay 30 dollars a month for 4g speeds with unlimited data) and if they make me switch its 30 dollars a month for 2gb. That is crap. After they took the upgrade your line every year deal away i was thinking about leaving but verizon is the best. After this threat of taking my ever so important unlimited data away its almost time for me to go. Other carriers might not be as good or as fast but they all have atliest reasonable incentive totry then out. i have been with verizon for as long as i can rember with the same phone number for over twenty years or so i rember as much. They are the top of the rest and are ahead on the lte rool out so its like what its called in the realestate business wich is its a seelers market right now in a way. Just like apple has that also. So as long as its in there favor they will come up with mopre and more ideas that they will use to get a dollor mor a month out of you. Like the 35 dollar early upgrad fee. Thats rubbish. As do i feel that there raising fear of loosing spectrum and congesting the cell lines so thats another reason they rais prices. Fear. For the most part its not true they have plenty. they just want to A: crush the compettitor and b: control the price of gas oops i mean your bill each month. I live in the portland area and have never had a droped call or lost data. I shouldn t have to pay for whats happing to att oin new york with iphone issues. i will leave you with this. if verizon startied to manage the cell toweres to the point of everybody thinking there was cell congestion issues. not only the people but the government would support them getting more spectrum. Remind you of any thing that happend with electrity outages in california a while ago. I believe enron was part of it but that could be wrong. but the fake power shortage was real

4. jeffronc

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

I didn't see anything in that ad that said it was specifically for the S3. In fact, I saw a Galaxy Tab, a Nexus and an S3. Looks like a simple "Samsung is good" ad to me...

5. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

So this is Y its being delayed.

6. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

If I had no idea what was happening, I'd have no idea about theGSIII. But I do and that's why I pre ordered a white 32 through

7. harzach98

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

so is this going to be the s3 on verizon? if so they messed up the phone: 1.they added the onscreen homebuttons which takes up alot of apace 2.they put there logo on the front why cant verizon just leave this great phone alone

8. hutty24

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It looks like they made the button so far down for branding...I was hoping for this so it don't look unfinished and rushed like all the other one's

9. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Why Verizon, Why??

11. noodle15

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

There they go making a great looking phone not so great. Must have been in apples contract to not put Verizon Banter all over it... But Verizon messed up anyways, if you look the guy is running out with a phone in his hand it has a silver bezel, pause it at 17 or so seconds and look close its a........ Blackberry Bold??? With LTE.. Good job Verizon

12. kurejikame

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

So say you pre-orded the SIII and it happens to have the changes listed here. If you return/exchange it are you still locked into the 2-year contract with the grandfathered unlimited data? If so, wouldn't it just be possible to pre-order it, return it and keep unlimited data then later down the road upgrade to a different phone?

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, Verizon really fails at superimposing anything ever...on anything. xD

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