This leaked photo of a device purporting to have a model number GT-i9300 has been leaked, and it is almost certainly not the Galaxy S III that has been leaked many times over the last few weeks. Instead, if this is even a final hardware design, it is likely a mid-range device with a 4.3-inch display or somewhere nearabouts.
What makes the leak more interesting, in addition to the slightly squared-off yet still-round bezel, is that it is running a build of Ice Cream Sandwich that eschews many of the TouchWIZ designs we saw in the Galaxy S II release. Instead, it not only incorporates on-screen buttons but uses the same launcher as stock Android 4.0 builds. While we see Samsung staples like Readers Hub and Samsung Apps, we also see S Planner and S Memo, suggesting whatever device this is will have a S Pen.
It’s entirely possible that this is developer hardware running an unfinished build of ICS, and neither will ever make it to market. But at least we see Samsung experimenting with the on-screen button design, and moving to incorporate the S Pen into smaller devices.
What do you think of this rather plain design? Would you buy it if Samsung released it?
Source: Phone Arena