New Alleged Samsung Galaxy S III Render Surfaces As Samsung China President Talks Launch Timeframe

While we’re tucking this image nicely away in the rumor category given all the supposed Galaxy S III images we’ve seen over the past few days, it’s being given the official crown thanks to an overseas tech blog. The folks at GSMHelpDesk believe they have gotten their hands on an official looking press photo along with some “concrete” specs on the Galaxy S III.

Accompanying the image are specs close to what we’ve already heard before: a 4.7″ Super AMOLED Plus HD display with 720p resolution and 313ppi, 12-megapixel camera with 1080p 60fps video recording with some special features like slow motion and time-lapse included. That quad-core processor we just heard about? Yup, that’s included as well at 1.5GHz (Exynos?) along with 1GB of RAM, 32GB’s of internal storage and a 1750mAh battery. The overall thickness of the phone is said to be 8mm.

One thing to note as the boys from PocketNow have pointed, the bottom part of the phone in the image only shows three capacitive buttons, which could indicate a faked image or just a bad render. Another questionable part of the image lies in the older  version of TouchWiz running, while a previously (faked) leaked photo was shown with the newest version of TouchWiz.

Now to throw a little another twist into this story thanks to Samsung China Chief Executive Kim Young-ha who told reporters that the Galaxy S III could be released in April, instead of May. Given that we’ve heard Samsung hopes to launch the phone simultaneously around the world, we’ve got hope that the US and T-Mobile in general will be a part of that first wave of Galaxy S III launches.

GSMHelpDesk, PocketNow

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    wow sh!t got ugly… fast

    • Tbyrne

      Quit lookin in the mirror!

      • http://twitter.com/MannyisHere Manny

        lol

      • Realcool2000

        Lol :)….good one Tbyrne…he asked for it.

        • Gouv

          Wow you speak sheeple to Tbyrne as well??? I should have known… makes complete sense by the way you distort reality to make yourself feel better about a cellphone service provider.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

        ooohhh burn

  • dduran

    Aww man, unpacked event on the 22nd?! But that falls on a Taco Tuesday!!!!

  • fsured

    I would actually like the two tone there.  I’m a bit over every phone being dark gray or black.  I loved my plum mt4g.  

  • Randy_reid101

    The calendar is showing Tuesday May 22nd.

    • Anamor

      what calendar? Im due for an upgrade don’t know if to wait???

      • Randy_reid101

        The calendar widget on the phone

  • Ilyas_k15

    Battery is 1750mAh? With a quad-core processor? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It would die after like 1 hour!!! 

    • Iucidium

      Hence I’m guessing its a dual core device – unless it has a 2000+ battery

      • PimpStrong

        Isn’t it supposed to be more battery efficient though?

        • Iucidium

          The screen doesn’t run on fresh air sir.Samsung would be idiots to put a sub 2000Mah battery in a quad core, let alone a dual core.

          Dual core with a similar battery to the Droid RAZR MAXX (3000)would be fantastic. You never know – they might boast with ‘worlds largest capacity battery for a thin profile phone’

        • PimpStrong

          I’m not arguing it needing a bigger battery but saying that the Quad-Core chip is supposed to be more fuel efficient.

          “Samsung says that the new CPU can deliver up to 26% more performance overall than its current Exynos chip made in a 45nm process. It can also deliver battery life improvements of up to 50%”

          With that kind of power savings, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a sub-2,000mAh battery to keep it thin even with the HD screen.  Also, if the screen is traditional RGB then you can expect addition energy savings of around 18% over the old Pentile Matrix.

          It had better not be a Pentile screen.

  • Mmmaxheadroom

    correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t ice cream sandwich going to the 3 buttons instead of 4 ?

    • now_onTMO

      Yes, but manufacturers may still go for capacitive buttons..

      Nexus s?

  • rorypmc

    If its running ICS when released then only three buttons would be right. Since ICS does away with the search button. Both the HTC One X and One S only have three buttons.

    • Iucidium

      And menu. Back-home-multitask: Those are the ICS buttons.

  • Nickts19189

    As long as I can get my hands on this after May I am happy. I might wait closer to september though to see what issues come up and see if I can get a tmo VIP discount… But of course this first needs to come out.

  • CCollision

    Man, so many of these mockups look really bad or tacky, and just turn out to be fake. Do people still actually fall for these?

  • 123

    I just found out what a brony is a week a week ago. a serious question here. Are most bronies anime fans?

    • Senpai_tsunade

      Lol what?

      I lol’ed.. What’s a brony?

  • benjitek

    A photoshopped iPhone… :-)

  • TMOTECH

    What everyone is missing here is that this photo has a physical button in the middle. Why world Samsung put a physical button on a phone when it has been using capacitive buttons on previous models and no buttons at all on the Galaxy nexus. Not to mention it looks very narrow compared to a SGS2. I call fake. 

    • PimpStrong

      The international Galaxy S and Galaxy S II have a iPhone-like physical home button.

      • TMOTECH

        Oh. Well then if this is real I am not impressed. 

        • PimpStrong

          Me either Tech, me either.

    • guest

      actually that’s how the international versions of the galaxy lineup are. They have buttons. Just look at the galaxy s ans s2

  • Darkbotic

    It’s fake.
    If you look closely, you’ll see that it has a Physical home button but inside it, it has a capacitive home button too.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee J. Williams

    Not bad looking, very sharp.

  • Jimz

    I would definitely get this one if it doesn’t have the light blue tint and the battery lasts a full day with no problems!

  • now_onTMO

    I think the actual phone won’t look like this..

  • CactoesGel

    It’s long.

    • Terry Hesticles

       It’s bong.

  • steveb944

    Am I the only one who finds the bezel hideous? I’m still hoping for a bezel-less design

    • priapsim

      I’m not sure (bezel-less) edge-to-edge glass is a good idea.    Just one drop is going to spider web the screen.   You could surround this edge to edge glass is a rubber bumper, but again I think bezels are here to stay.  

      Even Apple rims the 4/4S in Stainless steel for this same reason.    The brittleness of glass is just hard to get around.    

      Glass is a dense material anyway.  
      Why haven’t we seen somebody do something like the same as optical glasses.  PolyCarbonate with like Crizal type coatings.    Think about how much that would lighten a 4.7″ super phone.  

  • scarff

    grey and white? cheap looking

    • Frigadroid

      Good argument that it is the actual real mcdeal. If looks cheap feels cheap and runs cheese wizz then it must be a samsung!

  • gavroc

    Yeah, I want that.

  • CraZy

    The “alleged” image isn’t aesthetically pleasing as I’d like.

    But, I’m drooling over the specs! ! !

  • WirelessRefugee

    I am hoping April, and not the UK Olympics (which I think makes more sense from a marketing – make the biggest splash – perspective).

    However, SGS II sales are still stellar. So I don’t see why Samsung would want to end a good thing. Then again, if word gets out to consumers that the SGS III is “coming soon” many people will hold off on buying a phone or using that upgrade. That’s what happened with the iPad and iPad 2, sales declined on customers knowing a “new version” was coming out.

    Personally, I have the Samsung Galaxy S II and am going to replace my GF’s phone with it, and buy myself the SGS3.

    I read on a number of websites that price will be $400 to $450, depending on carrier. I am on with that since I will be buying AT&T’s version and using it on Straight Talk Sim prepaid (where I am getting 4G, unlimited talk, web, data), for $41.66 monthly (if one pays three, six, or 12 months, the monthly price is reduced from $45 if one pays monthly). Hint: Straight Talk’s discount is the same, regardless if you pay for 3, 6, or 12 months.