New Galaxy S III render pops up online… is it real or fake?

Daniel Bader

March 17, 2012 6:01 pm


There is a new render, likely fake, of the Samsung Galaxy S III, making its way across the ‘net today. And while there is little reason to believe it to be real, the new design looks a heck of a lot more likely than previous ones. In many ways, this resembles a mix of the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Nexus and the upcoming Galaxy Player 70+, which is precisely what one would expect as an evolution from the still modern-looking Galaxy S II.

The Galaxy S II has done very well for Samsung, selling tens of millions of units around the world. It comes in specialized form factors for a variety of carriers, including separate LTE and DC-HSPA+ models in North America. But there has been continued speculation as to whether Samsung would adopt Google’s new Ice Cream Sandwich-specific on-screen button scheme, or like HTC stick to a capacitive menu button design. I’m not inclined to believe that Samsung will adhere to Google’s wishes, if only to be able to boast of having a larger overall LCD than its competitors.

In this render, the bezel is about as small as physically possible without eliminating it completely, but there is a ring of darkened plastic surrounding the whole body, an addition Samsung made to the German-only Galaxy Tab 10.1n in order to get around a design-based sales injunction. We wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung does indeed alter the look of the Galaxy S III in a similarly drastic way to ensure no lawsuits from its Cupertino frenemy.

Whether it’s real or not  it’s good to speculate whether Samsung is going to continue with its “thinner body, bigger screen” evolution that has been happening since the original Galaxy S. The SGS3 is rumoured to have a 4.8-inch 1080p screen, which would put it just above HTC’s flagship One X and LG’s Optimus 4X HD, both of which are expected to be on the market well before Samsung.

Samsung is truly the only company that can compete with Apple in mind share, if not market share, in the Android space, though there are plenty others (HTC, LG, even Huawei) that would love to get in on that action. We may have to wait a couple more months until the unveiling, but until then, you’ll likely see a few more of things “leaked photos” floating around.

Source: Reddit
Via: Android and Me

  • me

    Its cumming its cumming!

  • H0CKEY

    The screens are just getting Bigger !!…..they are starting to make the phone to big. 4 inch to 4.3 is plenty and keeps the phone nice size in the hands and pocket and comfortable for one-handed use.
    FUGLY MONSTER PHONES !!

  • John Smith

    Imagine it comes with a 4K display? or even OLED display? Imagine a resolution upto 4096 x 3072?

    That would be awesome … that would definitely outgain the new iPad Retina resolution….

    • Eh?

      “Retina Display” is a buzzword which means the pixels are so small and spaced so tightly together that you can’t even see that you’re looking at a grid of pixels. 4.8″ 1080p is just about at that point, so there’s no reason to go to a higher resolution than that.
      And it’s a Super AMOLED Plus screen, which is a type of OLED.. so. yeah.

  • Smith Joanna

    Imagine if the Samsung Galaxy SIII came with 4K resolution!

    Imagine it came with 4096 x 3072?

    • 564

      I have a hard time imaging the resolution. What I can imagine tho is the 5 minute long batter y life…

    • PkaTka

      Imagine the 5-minute battery life on a phone with a 4k resolution!

  • Theywillbepissed

    Samsung is a bunch of Korean virgins!!! Korea is the worst place on earth it is lead by king bong kill! Thousands die don’t buy samsung! Apple is much better and there products are all made in california! Death to samsung, up with burger king!

    • Notevenmadbro

      Obvious troll is obvious.

    • JR

      I know that you’re just being ridiculous, but you do know that the screen for the ipad is made by samsung, right? Go Apple!

  • jon_d0e1

    hopefully it comes with stylus. thats a game changer.

  • marc

    If you ask yourself if it’s real of fake in the cellphon le world, then it’s obvously fake.

  • Henaway

    Mock the stylus if you must, BUT it _does_ have some advantages to the ol’ finger tip in specific instances. I’ve been fence sitting on the SGS2, specifically because it’s due for replacement. And technically there’s still nothing “wrong” with my Milestone, other than being “old”.

  • fatcat

    samsuck comes out with another fat note.

  • montrealer

    I hope the sg3 will have unibody shell

  • Amanda

    The calender widget on the phone has May 22 and it says “Watch a live broadcast of the Galaxy S III Unpacked event.” Potential release date?

  • yall are dumb

    its legit, look up the company at the bottom right hand corner, do a google search. nice 1080p screen! I guess I’ll be selling my GNexus

  • sp

    take my money already samsung…take my money.

    im really excited about the SGS3.

    cant wait for the announcement and release of this phone.

  • Dave

    I really hope they don’t have that middle button in the actual S3… much prefer the touch’screen’ buttons like on the S2X

    • ToniCipriani

      You can almost bet one carrier will have one with the center button, the other with the touch buttons, then call it a different “exclusive” phone.

  • graison

    I’m kind of concerned about battery life on these thin units

  • Gabby

    Dear TELUS, will you be the last one AGAIN to launch the Samsung hero phone??

  • Mike

    These things are starting to look the same. In the old days, you have different designs, clam shell, slide, etc. You can have different exterior colours. Now, it is a big rectangle, with glass in the front, and hole for camera in the back. How many times do they expect people to buy the “same” thing.

    • Dimitri.k

      Apple started it with the whole iPhone. The same design iPhone 2G/3G/3GS. It changed with iPhone 4 & same design no change at all with iPhone 4S. At least Samsung is making it thinner / with a better screen & actual buttons & not JUST a circle home button like Apple.

      Do the math. People buy the iPhone yet they all look the same on the front without any change from iPhone 2G until now with iPhone 4S. Same old design but people pay money for it.

  • you will be mad

    @Theywillbemad go read the post talking about how much Samsung produces parts for the iPad……

  • Greedy

    Mike, most people don’t buy phones for their silhouettes, they buy them based on what they can do. If you want something that looks different, buy a Blackberry.

  • Cody

    More plastic from Samsung!

  • #1SoulBrotha

    I really hope they come out with a better battery. And they better NOT ditch the home button. Oh, notification LED would be nice too.

  • T1MB1T

    BLOCKED again! Telus is blocking wind from getting this phone!!!! Tony said just today that the specs were ALTERED so now we have no wind love!!! WHAT are all of you idi0ts doing about htis! Vote WIND!!! we have the most megga hurts and the best network out there! Best customer service!!! WE are NOT owned by Russians or Egyptians!!! We are owned by Canadians!!! Ask tony he will tell you all!!

    Wind!!

  • bob

    “The SGS3 is rumoured to have a 4.8-inch 1080p screen”

    could we please stop with those impossible rumours?

  • Anonymous

    Lol this one is fake

  • prufrock

    Speculation and anticipation is part of the fun with technology…

    Until you end up with the 4s.

  • MarkToronto

    Totally fake. The Galaxy S III will not have a giant physical button taking up 1/10th of the real estate. This is a terrible render.

  • Jon

    It’s clearly fake. GSIII won’t be running gingerbread.