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Once more, with feeling: is this the Galaxy S3? (Rumour)

This is the last one, we promise.

On Thursday, Samsung will reveal the final design and specifications for the insanely anticipated Galaxy S3, or whatever it will be called. We know very few actual facts about the device, other than it will sport an Exynos 4 Quad chip, but even that is in dispute depending on where in the world you live.

The latest leak comes from SamMobile, a website that has made itself famous for leaking Samsung firmwares before they’re officially available. Supposedly a trusted source has sent them the above image, claiming it to be as close to the final hardware as they’ve seen. In other words, it’s squared-off corners indicate another “test box” design, but that could just be a template for the rounded goodness we’re expected to see on Thursday.

The more interesting news is what’s inside the thing: the source claims a 12MP camera, as well as Android 4.0.4 out of the box. The screen seems to confirm the 4.6 to 4.8-inch size, and the reassuring presence of that hardware home button we love so much.

And the best part? The phone is expected to ship a week after it’s announced. If Samsung can pull that off, it will be a huge feat, as only Apple is able to build devices on such a large scale so quickly.

What do you think? Are you excited? We have one more leaked image of the software version after the break.

Source: SamMobile
Via: PhoneArena

  • E

    Sexy

    • SAM

      IST OK BUT THE NOTE IS EVEN THE BEST!!!
      O SAMMIE YOU KEEP ON DOING IT SO GOOD!!!
      SEND THE IGARBAGE TO THE IDUMP!!!!
      GET THE NOTE!!!!
      FROM SAMMIE!!!!
      GO SAMMIE!!!!!!!

  • Mark

    Please god, let it have user replacable batteries and either 32GB onboard memory or a microUSB slot.

    • jansen

      it has a microsd slot that goes to 32gb. and on board is 16gb and 2gb of RAM.

  • Claudiu

    The rounded screen corner is really ugly. If that is the final design, Samsung definitely needs to fire the designer.

    • Chalm

      Claudiu, it’s pretty clear that the phone has some kind of protective case on it. The screen itself looks square…

    • stylinred

      i think the rounded corners is the actual device and those extra bits on the corners are just a case/shell to hide the design

    • TheCyberKnight

      One thing is clear, there is no curved glass anymore. This is flat as a mirror.

      For the rounded corners glass, I really hope it’s a case. Otherwise, someone is on a strange creative strike.

  • jansen

    these are the specs the offical specs thats coming out. i saw it on paper myself in my hand.

    GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100
    HSPA+ 21 Mbps/HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
    12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels/ secondary 2 MP
    1.8 GHz Quad-core Exynos Chip in it but designed to be run at 1.5
    GPS with A-GPS support

    720 x 1280 pixels, 4.6 inches (~319 ppi pixel density),Corning Gorilla Glass,Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors,Yes, v2.0 microUSB (MHL), USB On-the-go,Camera-12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash,

    • soapisclean

      Everything looks dreamlike but no 1700Mhz band? I will definitely be out if they don’t support Mobilicity’s AWS spectrum :(

    • Shannonp03

      I really hope you are right on the screen size. I don’t wanna be carrying around something as big as the nexus or note!

  • Milhouse

    Why samsung n google always copy Apple! iPhone 4S way better :)

  • monkeymunk

    The GSIII will also include the s pen functionality with holder. So excited.

    • goleafs

      Why thumbs down? Are you all stupid? I personally want the s pen too. If you don’t like the pen don’t use it.

      I hope s pen is included.

  • coley

    It looks to me as if we have a curved phone disguised in a square case.
    If you focus on the glass, you can make out a shape similar to device in the ‘official’ press release image.

  • Bulletwithbatwings

    All these leaked images are useless. They stink of early builds/devices that have physical hardware buttons relating to gingerbread.

  • ASH

    Give me my ICS, and I will leave you in peace!

  • Tomatoes

    I hope it’s not the round one like it appears be. I want the sharper corner look.

  • Tomatoes

    I am hoping that the build quality and materials used are going to be like the Sony Walkman NWZ S736 series of mp3 players. Those felt extremely nice.

  • kman

    Why waste time with vague leaked images when the real deal is only a few days away? The number of blog posts i’ve seen about SG3 leaks is a bit excessive IMHO.

  • chris

    I just want to point out that I totally dig the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reference in for the title of this article.

    • Max

      It’s funny how you think a Buffy episode is the origin of that phrase. It’s a commonly used phrase in theatre.

  • d(V)

    looks wayyy better than rim’s over bezeled(?) phone lol

    • Theywillbepissed

      Feel the need to tell you that that Blackberry is a developer phone and will not be released to the public. Also, in my opinion this is pretty ugly.

  • Michael

    I want less bezel. I wish it was more round like the Nexus S. This is ugly.

  • Dillon Chan

    Looks great to me, loving the square designs.

    Personally, I like the hardware buttons. I know that ICS pretty much destroys their functionality, but there’s nothing like hardware buttons, not even capacitive buttons were as good as the physical buttons on my Desire.

    Something like a SG3 with a keyboard and AWS support would be nice! Sure the phone would be loads thicker, but… It’s worth it in the end for me :)

  • Trickster_qc

    That physical button is ugly. looks like my LG Google One phone.

  • ninja

    nope. i feel that any phone launching right now would have ICS and if it has ICS, wy would it still have the old button configuration (menu, home, back) instead of the new one (back, home, multitasking)?

  • Far

    That’s not it, you can clearly see that’s an LCD screen on there.

  • S2556

    “and the reassuring presence of that hardware home button we love so much.”
    ummmm what? is this scarcasim?

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