Right in the middle of Nexus Prime and Motorola DROID RAZR frenzy, new rumors about another fabled superphone, the Samsung Galaxy S III, has surfaced through leaked “tips” from an anonymous source.
An unidentified source has provided Phandroid with a snapshot of what was alleged to be a slide from a “private internal presentation” showing the evolution of the Samsung Galaxy S series, from the original Galaxy S, with the Galaxy S II in between, up to the upcoming Galaxy S III slated for 2012 release.
Yet, the rumor is difficult to brush off because it touts superpowers for the Samsung Galaxy S III, which would make the Samsung Galaxy S II, Nexus Prime, Motorola DROID RAZR, and HTC Vigor look like electronic wimps. According to the snapshot’s source, here’s why:
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- dual-core, 1.8-GHz Samsung Exynos 4212 processor
- 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD touchscreen display (non-curved)
- 2 GB of RAM
- 12-megapixel primary camera (with W750 BSI CMOS sensor)
- LTE connectivity
- Near Field Communication (NFC) support
- thinner than the Galaxy S II
- 4 physical buttons
The source also reportedly mentioned that the high-definition touchscreen will not use PenTile technology like the one Samsung’s current crop of high-definition displays are using.
The source also assured that the Galaxy S III’s design will be different from the current design of the Galaxy S series in order to stay clear of legal issues.
Critics were quick to note some flaws in the snapshot of the slide and question its validity.
First is “Samsung Mobile Solution,” which should have been “Samsung Mobile Solutions”–the official name. “Copiying” also had an extra “I.” While typos and misspellings are possible even in the best corporations, they are unlikely in a slideshow presentation intended for retail representatives and partner carriers.
Another thing that raised the red flag was the poorly done images. The images found on the slide seem to have been copied and pasted, and the the Galaxy S III exterior looks fairly the same as that of the Samsung Wave–a poorly done image of a Galaxy S III re-sized to fit the screen of the Samsung Wave. Critics were quick to realize that, if this slide were legit, the phone images used would have had transparent backgrounds.
Nevertheless, if this image is true, then we will be expecting a newer, more powerful smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy S series–but we’ll have to wait until 2012.
For the meantime, we can dream, can’t we? Or, we can just look forward to three upcoming superdevices that have crossed the threshold of dreams and rumor into the world of (almost) reality–the Nexus Prime, Motorola DROID RAZR (Motorola Spyder, Motorola DROID HD), and HTC Vigor.