Is this the Samsung Galaxy S III?

Ian Hardy

March 18, 2012 8:03am


A doc surfaced yesterday that looked like the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III, but today there’s a new image of the anticipated Android. Looks a bit more real, but still not certain of its truth. This image above was uploaded to Reddit from somebody who says “My friend works at Samsung, in a respectable position. He just sent me a picture of the galaxy s3″. For months the GS III has been rumoured to come with some impressive specs: OS 4.0, 4.8-inch 1080p display, 1.5Ghz quad-core processor, 8MP camera and a 2MP front-facing camera, NFC, LTE, 7mm thin and has a ceramic body.

The poster on Reddit stated that the GSIII will have a “4.7 inch screen that nearly takes up the whole phone”, have a “ceramic micro arc oxidation back” and also sport a “quad core exynos (spelling?) 4412. The screen is Super Amoled Plus with HD. The camera is a 12 megapixel with flash. 2 gigs of ram. And it is exactly 8 millimeters thick, and no bump this time around, just “smooth”. 2250 milla-amp/hour battery, but no wireless charging”.

Samsung is expected to officially announce the GS III sometime over the next few months.
What do you think?

Source: Reddit
Via: Android Central
(Thanks to everyone who sent this in!)

  • first

    first! and that is fail…

  • Rhettimus

    I just love the fact the s3 isn’t made of some cop-out plastic. My s2 overheats to the max because of it, about time.

  • sebastien

    If the screen is not 3D, im not getting it! Whats the point of getting new hi-tec mobile handset with no 3d display, its a shame, im sadenned by samsung!

    • ExcessDan

      there is no point to a 3D display on a cell phone

  • Paul Q

    How do you want it to look? Actually, you’re a douche for those types of comments. What do I care what your opinion will be.

    • ashan

      This is for far the best commment I have seen on MobileSyrup about android phones!! Well said its about time people realizes this.

  • Brendan

    3D sucks. It is such a crappy gimmick to make you buy a new TV and re-buy all your movies again.

  • Peacenik

    Its just another Android phone. Yawn

  • mohdamr1

    THE THREE BUTTONS AT THE BOTTOM HAVE BEEN ADDED BY PHOTOSHOP. PEOPLE HAVE STOPPED CARING ABOUT THESE RUMORS SINCE THEY INCREASED SO MUCH SINCE THE MWC.SAMSUNG WILL POST A MESSAGE ON TWITTER ABOUT THE GALAXY S3 ANNOUNCEMENT DAY.

    • L

      Did you break your cap-lock key?

  • Jay

    Holy Sh*t if those are the real specs! There’s no way….

  • beh

    I bet that “friend” will be jobless next week or so.

  • Peter

    Notice how there aren’t any Apple fans trash talking this post? Quite the difference compared to Apple-related stories and Samsung guys trashing those.

    • apple is for girls and fat moms

      That’s because little girls, guys who have never been laid and fat moms (who are 99.98 of apple purchasers) don’t read technology news sites. If they did they would never have bought over priced apple products and know there are better options, such as Android. Just saying.

    • Rio

      You sound exactly like what you described. lol

    • ALPACINO

      @ apple is for… so sound like a 10-year old…

    • Mr. Reliable

      I agree. I enjoy my apple products alot and go to this website on a daily basis. I enjoy an android like the next person, but everyone I work with use apple iPhones, not android devices.

  • apple is for girls and fat moms

    Ofcourse this is fake. Notice no touchwiz? Samsung will not release a phone without it. This is a Photoshop fail.

  • user

    Probably not. It doesn’t have the notorious TouchWiz UI.

  • Boswell

    That looks like stock ice cream sandwich to me. I say fake!! Its supposed to come with the touchwiz interface.

  • Michael

    They probably haven’t completed the software build for Touchwiz on the SGS3 yet. Calm your horses.

    I like this one better than the last.

    We’ll just have to wait until May 22 to see which is right (a month and a few days)

    • Chris C.

      More like 2 months and a few days from today, please do the math correctly. Thank you very much.

  • Gustavo

    Why? Why they keep making giants displays? Come on 4.5″ should be the limit!

  • Geekom

    This looks like an iPod touch with photoshopped buttons. The render they posted yesterday is way sexier

  • Peter

    Has it ever ever *ever* occurred to you people that there are people in the world who *LIKE* iOS?

    Has it occurred to you people that there are people in the world that don’t share your opinion and are entitled to that opinion and to not be constantly rudely criticized by the likes of you?

    Just sayin’.

  • saatrix

    Little help guys, I have a Motorola Atrix and I m upgrading my phone should I wait for Galaxy 3 or just go with Samsung nexus or Samsung Galaxy note.

    • Pete

      If you can hold out for a while, I’d wait for the S3.
      If not, and you have big pockets, get the Note. It will be cheaper than the S3 too.

  • Jim Shorts

    To the guy who is upset at his little sister and mom for buying iOS devices, that is no way to talk on this forum. Have some class nerdy boy.

    • apple is for girls and fat moms

      Both my mom and sister are in the hospital suffering from severe depression after they realised their apple purchasing mistake. Of course I’m upset. The worst part is it took them almost two days to be admitted because the hospital was backed up with people who just recently bought the new ipad and suffer from sheer sadness.

      Live and learn.

  • roman129

    Clearly is isn’t, because it hasn’t been TouchWizzed on.

    • ExcessDan

      then again we are a few months out and there’s not even an announcement. why would anyone assume that the software on the screen is anything close to being final?

  • Greedy

    I agree with Dan. If the software was finalized, they probably wouldn’t be waiting a month to announce the phone. Also, if someone photoshopped that image, they added in all those smudges on the screen, the camera flash, etc. How much time did this person have on their hands?

    I don’t, however, believe those specs at all. Seem too good to be true.

  • Daniel

    The phone looks like it could be real, but it looks a bit like the Note minus the Samsung logo on the front ( i like that it’s not there )
    ICS is stock and doesn’t look Photoshopped to me, the flash lighting and smudges are way too hard and time intensive just to pull off a prank.

    I love that finally we’ll see more RAM as well though, it’s about time since 1GB is nice and all but at least this is good for more intensive games and so on.
    The only thing i think will and might happen is that you can’t remove the battery? if the body is a solid piece it might be harder ( unless it’s more like Nexus one style build )

  • Dylan D

    It honestly looks fake imo.

    But I would not mind some aluminum on the phone, the cheap feeling plastic is starting to feel too common on the samsung phones now, it would be nice to feel something different.

  • Jack

    Ugly. The Nexus looks far better than this monstrosity.

    Also can you please not use plastic this time samsung? Not only does it make the feeling of holding a toy, it is bad for heat dissipation bound to be a problem for these quad core chips huddled in a tight space.

  • Chris C.

    Plastic material is fine as long as there is some type of “protective mechanism” in place (ie. shock-absorbent layering) so that the screen won’t shatter right after a single drop on hard cement. I wouldn’t like to experience that nightmare all over again. :(

  • Matt R

    I like the hardware…can’t tell really if the OS it’s running is real or not…

  • Chris

    that’s fake for sure, it looks like an edited iPod touch with ICS slapped on top. think Samsung would have a nicer design than that.

  • uranus

    Hope it ain’t real. Battery too dam small for big screen and lte. Phone too big for me pocket. Should be 4″. Will wait for bb London or razr maxx

  • jbarns

    my guess is that it looks like the next Nexus device.. due to the non branding.

  • uranus

    iOS= girls and phat moms and graphic designers
    Android = geeks and cheapskates
    BB = non tech business people and bbm phanz
    WP = nobody

  • Nitin

    He said that it will possibly have two optional launchers, ICS with touchwiz overlay and vanilla ICS. They aren’t 100 percent sure if they will stick with touchwiz or have the dual launcher option. If they go dual, you will have the option of picking which one to use at startup, and you can change any time. He said it has a 4.7 inch screen that nearly takes up the whole phone, but some bezel space was needed for the camera, speakers, mic, and so cases would fit on it. He said it WILL be HD and have a ceramic “micro arc oxidation” back.

    Additional info to go along with the specs.

  • Accophox

    It’s likely a preproduction unit, without any of branding yet… IF it is even.

  • jon_d0e1

    The galaxy s3 better have:

    touchwiz – i couldnt afford iphone so i want a cheaper phone that that had the same look and touchwiz offers that.

    3D – i spend about 6 hours/day watching movies on my phone. I need 3D.

    Stylus – Samsung has proven with Galaxy note that a stylus is the future.

    7″ super amoled plus screen – my galaxy note already feels too small.

    • Accophox

      Then get a bloody Galaxy Tab 7.7.

  • bob

    “For months the GS III has been rumoured to come with some impressive specs: OS 4.0, 4.8-inch 1080p display, 1.5Ghz quad-core processor, 8MP camera and a 2MP front-facing camera, NFC, LTE, 7mm thin and has a ceramic body.”

    Yeah, and the rumours for the SGS2 were a 720p S-AMOLED+ display, dual core 2 GHz.
    We ended up with 800×800 and dual 1.2 GHz

    There is not a single chance that the SGS3 get a 1080p display.

  • Patrick

    Apple comments aren’t welcomed here people, gtfo

  • jon_d0e1

    Galaxy 7.7 is too large. i just want 7″. Also it doesnt even have 3D… bad advice there.

  • Nishant Bhatt

    God I hope this is not Galaxy S III. It should have a physical button.

  • Jer

    Screen sizes are getting retardly big.

  • RyanOver

    I’m not a samsung fan(I’m more HTC) but those specs are SPECTACULAR… but I’m not sure it will come with a 2Gig of RAM, that’s too much, 1 gig is enough, and better for battery life…