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Vietnamese website Tinhte has posted images and video of a new device, the Samsung GT-i9300, which could be a engineering sample of the next Galaxy S device set for reveal on May 3rd. Unlike the previous leak, which featured grainy photos taken on an iPad, Tinhte has a full video and gallery of the device. As we exclusively revealed, Samsung is using dummy cases to conceal the final shape of the device, but this leak gives us a clearer view than ever of what form the next-generation device will take. We've adjusted the levels of the image above to clearly expose the shell of the phone.

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Okay guys, here's the deal on the rumored specs:

  • Quad-core Exynos processor, presumably the 4412
  • Mali-400MP GPU with increased clock speed
  • 720p Super AMOLED display (no idea if PenTile or RGB)
  • 2080 mAh removable battery with NFC


Take note that this is not the final design, as the phone is enclosed in a different plastic shell to hide the real device. This is to allow for QC testing in public, without fear of leaking the final design before the big reveal on May 3. And there are also rumors that this is not the S III for various reasons:

- The device model number I9300 is said to be the Galaxy M, or a midrange variant of the Galaxy S
- According to Slashgear, the prototype dates back to December 2011; there might have been many changes under the hood already (see Source)


Any thoughts on this? Will you buy the GS III if this were the real deal?
Edited by jjsoviet - 4/20/12 at 5:16am
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The specs look pretty good, it'll probably be a very good phone. I like how they've kept the case hidden, I find that always intriguing. tongue.gif

But i've only had my Lumia a few months, I won't be changing any time yet. I bet whoever gets this phone though will be thoroughly pleased.
    
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Not that hard to make a boot animation on a SGS2 that says that. I could put one on my Infuse that mimics the iOS boot animation. It doesn't make it an iPhone.
    
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Looks to be an impressive machine.... But I don't think I'd upgrade over my GNex. It would take a Note style phone on Verizon for me to consider giving it up. And even then it would take alot to pry me away from an unlocked phone with customizable softkeys.
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O_O. Want.
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I thought it was confirmed that the screen will be Super AMOLED HD+ (no pentile).
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

I thought it was confirmed that the screen will be Super AMOLED HD+ (no pentile).

Correct: http://androidcommunity.com/oled-association-outs-galaxy-s-iii-screen-4-6-inch-super-amoled-20120412/

I really just hope that this sucker comes to the US quickly, unlike the S2 which came out like 6 months later. =/

Is there any confirmation on the S3 having a pressure sensitive screen like the Note's "S-Pen?"
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The May 3 invitation includes large paint-like blobs, which some have interpreted as meaning the phone will feature the same S-Pen Stylus as the Galaxy Note.

Edited by Stealth Pyros - 4/20/12 at 7:34am
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A pressure sensitive SAMOLEDHD+ screen would be godlike! drool.gif
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A pressure sensitive SAMOLEDHD+ screen would be godlike! drool.gif

Indeed! Hope it will come with an Exynos 5450 than the 4412 so it will be future proof.
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Regarding release: http://www.androidpit.com/en/android/blog/404427/Samsung-Galaxy-S3-release
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