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New Galaxy S3 image is more convincing

Under: Mobile Phones, Samsung
By:Debbie Turner | March 18th, 2012

Talk about the Samsung Galaxy S3 (S III) is rife as we gear up for a possible unveiling soon. Just lately there have a few leaked photos purporting to be the real Galaxy S3 but we’ve been less than satisfied as to their validity. Now though another new Galaxy S3 image has come to light that seems a whole lot more convincing.

Just a couple of days ago we told readers about a leaked press image of the Galaxy S3 and although we couldn’t be sure whether it was genuine or not, something didn’t seem quite right. The new photo though really does look as though it could be the real deal. It shows an ultraslim rather nice-looking smartphone with a Samsung Galaxy III backdrop and all we can say is that if this one is not the genuine article then the image has at least been very well put together.

The image was originally posted on Reddit and the same picture shows the name of Weber Shadwick, which is a real global PR company. Although nobody can say for sure right now as Samsung uses different PR firms across the world, it’s certainly possible that Weber Shadwick could have been hired to promote the Galaxy S3. The image was brought to our attention by Droid Life who also point out that the handset on the poster (?) shows a date of May 22 with the words, “Watch a Live Broadcast of the GALAXY S III Unpacked Event.” Many had thought that an event scheduled for later this month was to reveal the Galaxy S3 but in recent days that has been in doubt so a May 22 event could be plausible.

Other things gleaned from this latest image are that the handset shown has silver edging and has an almost edge-to-edge screen, which is something that many people would like to see. There are no on-screen keys along the bottom though so in this respect it differs from the Galaxy Nexus. Instead it features a single home button. Also spotted are a lock switch and camera button to the right as well as a volume rocker to the left side. A camera to the front is visible along with a slight camera protrusion on the reverse of the phone.

As to the question of its legitimacy Droid-Life feels it is semi-legit and we have to say that it certainly looks as though this leaked image could be genuine. Over on The Verge this leaked image is also discussed and they describe it as “one of the more well done mock-ups” but feel there are some irregularities that cast doubt on it being the real Galaxy S3. However the site also explains that other details undoubtedly look as though they could be authentic such as the OS appearing to be Android 4.0 ICS with Samsung’s TouchWiz.

We’ll be following developments and hope it won’t be too much longer before we find out if this is the real deal. However for now we’re sitting on the fence with this one but want to know if you think this could be the actual Galaxy S3? If you think it is, are you pleased with what you see?

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  • guest

    i wish this is the real deal !! i have a GS 2 and i won’t think twice to get this beauty :)

  • maxxx

    Very nice and elegant design hope verizon don’t pass this beautiful peace of technology up

  • dax

    samsung wifi 4.2

  • http://twitter.com/Abdul__B Abdul Buhari

    If this is the real deal, I will buy it in a heart beat!!! I just hope I will have enough space in my pants for this beast since I already have another one eyed beast….

  • H..

    Ive been waiting for this phone for a while now based on specs, and if this is what it looks like then it’s gorgeous!

  • dax

    It is not the real deal guys its the samsung wifi 4.2 google it sigh :)  

    • Andyp363

      The sides are way too thin for it to be the 4.2

      • Rob

        Yep, it looks similar it it’s clearly a different device.

  • Techead

    Sorry Guys this is 100% fake, and I will tell you why! The Google Nexus has done away with all the physical buttons on their phone, Samsung will not have a physical button on their new phone, since Samsung make the Google nexus in the first place, this would be a backward step for them, the phone in the image is a Galaxy Note run through photo shop, don’t be  fooled, be patient the real pictures will soon arrive.   

    • Guest

      The Galaxy S II had a physical home screen button internationally, but they took it away for the US version. It is highly possible the Samsung Galaxy S III could as well have a button. But, I am not acknowledging that this photo is real, it could very well be fake, as you noted.

  • Jdenila62

    Screen size should be within 4.8″ to 5″. rest of other specs should be higher and better than iphone with latest android OS. I had been using galaxy smartphone from S then S2 now with note. Hope i will not be disappointed with S3.

  • M0NST3R

    There are 2 versions of the galaxy s2 one with physical buttons and one without so you cant assume it wont have a physical button noob

    • Techead

      I’m not assuming, I work for Samsung, and have inside knowledge, so when I SAY 100% I did not mean 99% so don’t give me that crap about 2 version of the S2.   WHICH ONE CAME OUT FIRST! BUTTON, OR NO BUTTON, our company does not go backwards meaning Button, we move forward!  No button Penis!

  • 2girl@1cup # director

    i agree with monster…….Techead you cant come to a conclution like that.

    • Techead

      Its not a conclusion!  (correct spelling!), just a fact! Some people are leaders, others follow, I will say no more.

  • Jovan Johnson

    I believe that this photo is just a teaser to lead ppl the wrong way as to what the S3 will look like. After seeing the official teaser video then this photo convinces me that this isn’t what the S3 will look like. In the teaser video the bottom of the device is its thickest point and that’s not evident in this photo

  • Sherrif_bob67

    Ive had iphones since 07 and love them. Now im looking for a change and am planning on going android. Ive changed my mind 3 times now because every time I think I have, a new one is announced or rumored. The s3 seems to impress me the most. (rumors)

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